On September 3, 2020, Punjab State Minister for Department of Forest & WildLife & Preservation Sadhu Singh Dharmsot launched ‘I Rakhwali’ application. The app was launched to safeguard the forest areas in the state by making common citizens as stakeholders in the process.It will help citizens to become ‘Greenery Saviours’.
The main aim is to inspire people to plant more trees and this app will help people come forward and contribute towards environment protection.
i.The app will help common people by providing them with the geographical location of the nurseries to get easy access to free plants and saplings.
ii.Using the app, a common man can report illegal felling of trees and any damage to the forests.
iii.When an issue is reported in the app, the matter will be brought to the notice of concerned Forest Divisional Officers and they will act on it immediately.
iv.The Complainants are regularly updated about actions on their complaints.
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Capital – Punjab
Chief Minister – Amarinder Singh