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International Day of Forests celebrated in Cachar

By Staff Correspondent

SILCHAR, March 22 - The International Day of Forests was celebrated in Cachar amidst various activities. The Cachar Forest Division celebrated the day in association with the Department of Life Sciences and Bioinformatics at Assam University, Silchar by planting saplings and organising quiz contest among students of the department.

Speaking on the occasion, District Forest Officer at Cachar, Sunny Deo Choudhury said that India will experience a massive population explosion by 2050. There is a convention that 33 per cent of the land needs to come under forest and at present India has 21 per cent area covered by forest. Interestingly, in the recent report published by the Forest Survey of India, the North-east has registered a growth of one per cent of forest cover, which is an encouraging sign.�

Prof Samir Kumar Panda, Head of the Department of Life Sciences and Bio Bioinformatics, spoke on the need for maintaining sustainable cities and conserving forests. Prof Suprio Chakraborty, Dean, School of Life Sciences also spoke on the occasion. Dr Shubhadeep Roy Choudhury, faculty of the department, anchored the event.

Later, the students of the department took part in the quiz competition and the guests gave away prizes to the winners.

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International Day of Forests celebrated in Cachar

SILCHAR, March 22 - The International Day of Forests was celebrated in Cachar amidst various activities. The Cachar Forest Division celebrated the day in association with the Department of Life Sciences and Bioinformatics at Assam University, Silchar by planting saplings and organising quiz contest among students of the department.

Speaking on the occasion, District Forest Officer at Cachar, Sunny Deo Choudhury said that India will experience a massive population explosion by 2050. There is a convention that 33 per cent of the land needs to come under forest and at present India has 21 per cent area covered by forest. Interestingly, in the recent report published by the Forest Survey of India, the North-east has registered a growth of one per cent of forest cover, which is an encouraging sign.�

Prof Samir Kumar Panda, Head of the Department of Life Sciences and Bio Bioinformatics, spoke on the need for maintaining sustainable cities and conserving forests. Prof Suprio Chakraborty, Dean, School of Life Sciences also spoke on the occasion. Dr Shubhadeep Roy Choudhury, faculty of the department, anchored the event.

Later, the students of the department took part in the quiz competition and the guests gave away prizes to the winners.

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