In an effort to check climate change and restoration of forests for wild animals and birds in India-Bhutan border Goodricke Group has taken up massive plantation programme for a man made forest near Orangajuli and Nonaipara tea gardens in Udalguri district.
AN Singh, Managing Director, Goodricke Group while formally inaugurating the plantation programme by planting a sapling at the site, he said, ‘Goodricke would do its best to convert the barren plot of land to a new man made forest to give shelter wild animals and birds with drinking water spots for them.’
Referring specially to man-elephant conflict in Udalguri district, he stated that two tea gardens under Goodricke in Udalguri, namely Nonaipara and Orangajuli, had not been suffering much by wild elephants as they had been maintaining a 6 km long elephant corridor from Bhutan border to plains of Assam through Nonaipara and Orangajuli tea gardens. So that the wild herds could move through the corridors without any disturbance.
Talat Ahmed, Senior Manager, Orangajuli TE also planted a sapling on the occasion. More than hundred school children from Orangajuli TE LP School took part in plantation programme.