AMRITSAR, June 26 -- After reviving 'guru ka bagh' and developing green cover on the premises of the Golden Temple, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has launched another green initiative in collaboration with noted environmentalist Baba Sewa Singh. The SGPC plans to plant jungles on one-acre of land at 90 historic gurdwaras in Punjab and its neighbouring states.

The project was inaugurated at Gurdwara Baba Bir Singh, Rattoke, and Gurdwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, Thatha, in Tarn Taran district. In the first phase, 50 jungles will be developed and all saplings found in jungles will be planted so as to revive biodiversity.

SGPC chief secretary Roop Singh said, "The environment of Punjab was once so clean that migrant labour...