To make Dwarka lush green, civic bodies on plantation spree this monsoon
To make Dwarka lush green, civic bodies on plantation spree this monsoon
Akhilesh Pandey
To make Dwarka lush green, civic bodies on plantation spree this monsoon
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To make Dwarka lush green, civic bodies on plantation spree this monsoon

Enthused by the satisfactory survival rate of plants which were planted during previous monsoon, the civic bodies are on a mission to repeat the act by planting more saplings during this year's monsoon as well at Dwarka. 

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) have started plantation after first shower of the monsoon.

They are carrying out plantation on roadsides, central verge, vacant green areas and parks. Also, they are supporting the plantation inside the societies by providing plants and other support to the RWAs and managements. 

According to DDA, they would plant about 50,000 saplings including trees and shrubs in the city this season.

Deputy Director, Horticulture Dwarka, Jameel Ahmad said that 40,000 trees and 10,000 shrubs will be planted in the city. He also said that the survival of the plants were 80% and that was encouraging. “We are happy with such survival rate and it has given us more confidence to plant more and make the city lush green,” said Ahmed.

On the other hand, SDMC too is doing plantation in the areas under its jurisdiction. Plantations are going on inside DDA pockets and parks with area below 3 acres. Area councillors and the concerned horticulture officials are planting saplings with RWAs and social organisations. Recently, a plantation programme was organized at Sector 14 park.

Looking at the plantation being carried out by the civic bodies, RWAs and social organisations and the management of the Cooperative Group Housing Societies (CGHS) are joining hands with the officials to carry plantation drives in the area. 

Some plantation drives have been scheduled by some organizations and group of residents in the area this weekend.

A plantation  drive will be organised on Saturday at Sector 7, in which NGOs  like Seniors Hub, Parmarthi Ek Prayatna and resident group like Morning Walkers Club, would plant trees in association with SDMC at the park at Sector 7 near Gokul Garden. 

Another plantation drive is being organised by the residents at Sector 19B in support of DDA. General secretary of Seniors Hub Dwarka,  Ravi Jaitley said, “We are happy and satisfied that the civic bodies are encouraging the community for plantation. We will be doing it throughout the monsoon at different places.”