A resolve for increasing greenery and creating micro forests
Srinagar, 14 March, 2023
The Income Tax Department, Srinagar has launched the HARIT Aaykar (Hariyali Achievement Resolution by Income Tax) initiative for increasing greenery and establishing micro-forest in and around the department’s buildings and public places. Under this initiative, the Department resolves to increase the green cover by planting trees and creating micro-forests in and around Income Tax Department’s buildings and other public areas.
The initiative has been carried out in consonance with Swachhata Campaign of the Union Government. Officers and staff members of the Srinagar office today planted saplings of various varieties of fruit trees in its Rajbagh campus to increase the green cover and create micro forest.
On the occasion Ms. Jahanzeb Akhtar, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Amritsar and Chief Guest stressed upon making environment friendly choices and minimise the plastic usage in daily life to reduce the carbon footprints and make environment sustainable for long. She said that planting trees was not enough and nurturing them would be even more important. Ms. Akhtar has led similar green initiatives in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Pathankot among other places. She also directed officers of Srinagar to replicate this initiative in other parts of the valley.
Sh. M.P. Singh, Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax, Srinagar, Sh. Rajeev Gubgotra, Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Srinagar, Smt. Gulzarin Akhtar, Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax, Srinagar and other officers and officials of the department were present on the occasion.