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Punjab Government Launches ‘I Rakhwali’ App To Make Citizens ‘Greenery Saviours’

Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot launched ‘I Rakhwali’ app and said that the aim of the application is to inspire people to plant more trees

Punjab Government Launches 'I Rakhwali' App To Make Citizens 'Greenery Saviours'
Highlights
  • Punjab government has launched 'I Rakhwali' app to ensure greenery
  • It’ll help people with geographical location of nurseries: Forest Minister
  • Anyone can report illegal felling of trees, damage to forests on app

Chandigarh: To further strengthen its drive to preserve and maintain the environment in Punjab and make people stakeholders in the process, the State Forest Department on Thursday (September 3) launched ‘I Rakhwali’ application to help netizens to become ‘Greenery Saviours’. Launching the application, Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said that the application has been developed to ensure greenery and to protect the environment in Punjab, and its main aim is to inspire people to plant more trees.

With this new initiative, the Punjab government aims to safeguard the state forest area by making people a stakeholder in this process.

Also Read: Forest Man of India: A Farmer From Assam Has Grown A Forest On Barren Land By Planting Trees For Last 40 Years

According to Mr Dharamsot, the new app will help common people with the geographical location of nurseries.

In today’s time, forests are fast depleting and trees are being felled to make way for different development projects. Many people think and are concerned about this and want to do something about this but in absence of information cannot do much, said the Minister.

The state government came up with the concept of the app to encourage people to come forward and contribute to the protection of the environment.

Anyone can report illegal felling of trees, any damage to forests, as common man has first-hand information of these incidents. In such cases, any citizen can download the ‘I Rakhwali’ App and bring the matter to the notice of the concerned Forest Divisional Officer and contribute to protecting the greenery of Punjab, added Mr Dharamsot.

The application can be downloaded from Google App Store or App Store, and the mobile number can be used to log in.

There is a list of damages one wish to report and after logging in the user can select accordingly, besides photos can also be uploaded about the damages to be reported. A video up to 20 seconds can also be uploaded, as per the government release.

Also Read: CM Naveen Patnaik Plans To Increase Green Cover Under ‘Sabuja Odisha’, Plant Over 1.30 Lakh Hectares Of Land

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State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,96,645 1,825

29,333 1,075

64,27,426 2,879

1,39,886 21

Kerala

48,79,790 11,150

83,333 2,476

47,69,373 8,592

27,084 82

Karnataka

29,84,484 462

9,103 26

29,37,405 479

37,976 9

Tamil Nadu

26,90,633 1,170

14,058 268

26,40,627 1,418

35,948 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,61,810 523

5,566 88

20,41,924 608

14,320 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,058 11

112 6

16,87,048 17

22,898

West Bengal

15,82,813 867

7,491 63

15,56,315 795

19,007 9

Delhi

14,39,466 25

310 12

14,14,066 37

25,090

Odisha

10,36,532 559

4,387 106

10,23,849 451

8,296 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,735 34

185 3

9,91,979 36

13,571 1

Rajasthan

9,54,393 1

38 0

9,45,401 1

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,340 14

176 9

8,16,077 22

10,087 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,709 9

82 3

7,82,104 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,116 15

133 7

7,60,934 8

10,049

Bihar

7,26,036 3

30 12

7,16,345 15

9,661

Telangana

6,69,556 191

3,968 28

6,61,646 162

3,942 1

Assam

6,07,427 308

3,610 25

5,97,859 282

5,958 1

Punjab

6,02,113 32

232 16

5,85,331 15

16,550 1

Jharkhand

3,48,486 25

142 14

3,43,209 11

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,773 8

176 1

3,36,199 6

7,398 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,299 78

800 3

3,26,070 80

4,429 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,936 110

1,394 46

2,16,815 64

3,727

Goa

1,77,706 47

597 23

1,73,755 70

3,354

Puducherry

1,27,521 42

461 29

1,25,208 71

1,852

Manipur

1,22,970 71

1,360 2

1,19,706 66

1,904 3

Mizoram

1,15,207 741

10,263 505

1,04,548 1,243

396 3

Tripura

84,351 2

95 7

83,440 9

816

Meghalaya

83,158 79

761 21

80,958 58

1,439

Chandigarh

65,312 2

24 1

64,468 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,043 12

138 7

54,625 19

280

Sikkim

31,800 17

175 6

31,232 22

393 1

Nagaland

31,659 18

255 8

30,728 10

676

Ladakh

20,886 3

34 0

20,644 3

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

2 2

10,670 2

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 1

7,510 1

129

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