Thimphu, June 2: Coinciding with the Social Forestry Day, the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) partnered with Bank of Bhutan Limited (BoBL) and Druk Air Corporation Limited for plantation at 4 hectares of area at Chang Debsi under the initiative of “Supporting Green Compensatory Plantation’ (SGCP). A total of 6,400 noss of tree seedlings comprised of Pinus wallichina and Quercuss sp. have been planted. Funding support for this activity including maintenance up to five years is extended by the two companies.
SGCP is an important initiative of DHI introduced in 2017 to encourage DHI owned companies in tree plantation program. It includes afforestation in blank areas, reforestation in degraded/deforested areas, rehabilitation of fire burnt and pest/disease affected areas. The program also includes plantation to protect the watershed areas and commercial tree plantation.
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