Noida to develop more vertical gardens to curb dust pollution
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Noida to develop more vertical gardens to curb dust pollution

Ritu Maheshwari, chief executive officer, asks her officials to roll up their sleeves for the task.

Noida to develop more vertical gardens to curb dust pollution

In an effort to mitigate dust pollution in the city, Noida Industrial Development Authority is gearing up to prepare more vertical gardens on the lines of the existing ones.  

In a review meeting, held on Tuesday, Ritu Maheshwari, chief executive officer of the authority expressed her displeasure over what she called as the lethargic attitude of her officials towards the development works. She told them to roll up their sleeves for the installation of more vertical gardens and beautification work in the city. 

She directed the officials to present a rational action plan, which has to be time-bound for carrying out beautification works and installation of a vertical garden on the line of existing ones. 

She told them to prepare a list of all the paraphernalia required for the works in their respective divisions. They have to mark their attendance with bio-metric machines installed at the offices. She was not satisfied with work progress given to her in the last meeting. 

She said that the horticulture department would have ensured that every park had a functional rainwater harvesting and compost pits mechanism. Fixing the responsibility, she directed the head of the department that these have to be developed under his supervision. These mechanisms should be made ready within a span of three months starting from now onward. 

She also directed the officials to clear all illegal occupancy and encroachments from green belts and develop them as per the standards set for the green belt. She warned of strict action against any official failing to complete these works within the given time. 

The officials have also been asked to complete the development of Shahid Bhagat Singh Park in Sector 150 by January 2020 and development of biodiversity park in Sector  91 by January next year. 

Finally, she told them that each division should ensure that it develops a model park and a green belt in its respective area. This should be supervised by heads of the respective departments.