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Centre appoints 7 new joint secretaries

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New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday appointed seven new joint secretaries, including two from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle.

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Those appointed in the latest reshuffle are: Samir K Biswas, A.K. Meena, Amitabh Kumar, Rosy Sharma, Manoj Pant, Dvijendra Kumar Sharma and Sumita Mukherjee.

(IANS)

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Centre Sanctions Rs 1,040 Crore for Greening Punjab

Javadekar also appreciated the state's effort to turn afforestation into a mass-movement with schemes, like 'Ghar Ghar Hariyali'

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Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot received the sanction letter from the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. Pixabay

Accepting Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s request, the Centre on Thursday sanctioned Rs 1,040 crore for the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) for greening Punjab.

Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot received the sanction letter from the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar.

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Accepting Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s request, the Centre on Thursday sanctioned Rs 1,040 crore for the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management. Pixabay

Javadekar also appreciated the state’s effort to turn afforestation into a mass-movement with schemes, like ‘Ghar Ghar Hariyali’, and planting of 550 trees in each village during the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.

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The state plans to use the money in a phased manner to realise its five-year perspective plan to increase green cover. (IANS)

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