Forest Minister Govind Singh Thakur chaired the review meeting of development works of Chamba and Churah forest divisions of Chamba district through video conferencing here today. At the outset, Govind Singh Thakur paid tribute to the soldiers who were martyred in the Indo-China border clash.Govind Singh Thakur said that to achieve the sustainable developmental goals by 2030, a target has been set to plant 15,000 hectares of forest land in Himachal Pradesh as against 9,000 hectares last year. He said that more and more people should be associated with Samudaik Van Samvardhan Yojna, Vidyarthi Van Mitra Yojana, Van Samruddhi-Jan Samridhi Yojana. He said that people should take benefit from the scheme Ek Boota-Beti Ke Naam. Survival rate of old plants should be reviewed from time to time under the Him Vikash Smiksha. He said that forest guards should be made more high-tech and assistance should also be taken from drone cameras to prevent illegal felling of forests. Govind Singh Thakur said that due to the concerted efforts of the department, the survival of tree plantations in Churah Forest Division has increased by 80-90 percent during the tenure of the present government.The Forest Minister said that the departmental officers have been instructed to prepare a detailed plan to explore the possibilities of eco-tourism in these areas.The meeting was attended by Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Ajay Thakur, Forest Officers of districts besides other officials.