Residents of various societies in Sector 19, Dwarka, are going the distance to improve their area’s green quotient. Barren and abandoned lands are being converted into stretches of green, thanks to the joint efforts of the residents and civic authorities such as Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).
A tree-planting drive was recently carried out by the residents of Arvind Apartments and Golf View Apartments in one such area. Councillor Ramesh Matiala, who was present on the occasion, also pitched in with residents.
Manju Chaddha, a resident of Arvind Apartments who has been instrumental in the entire drive, spoke to City Spidey about the initiative. “This land belonged to the DDA previously, and it just lay there, ignored and deserted. When it was recently handed over to the MCD, the residents decided to do something useful with it. With the help of our councillor, we have now planted about 500 trees here,” she elaborates.
She further adds, “We got mainly Ficus trees from the authorities. Residents contributed other saplings as well. We are doing all we can to make the area green.”
Making use of the occasion, residents also shared problems they faced in the area with the councillor.