1,000 saplings planted for bio-diversity conservation

KATHMANDU: As many as 1,000 plants of various species have been planted in Yagyadol Community Forest in Gokarna aiming to conserve the bio-diversity.

Plants having medicinal importance including Tulsi, Kush, mugwort, Khareto, Kapur, Babari, Harro (Chebula), Barro (Belerica), Amala and Cupressaceae and others were planted in the premises of National Martyrs and Peace Memorial Park on Monday.

On the occasion, chairman of the Memorial, Sudarshan Sigdel, said that a new action plan would be unveiled soon for the conservation of the bio-diversity with the joint collaboration of the government and private sectors.

It is said that the medicinal herbs would also be planted in five other parks by establishing a conservation area.