The DDA or Delhi Development Authority has planned to plant approximately 10 lakh plant saplings during the time of monsoon month across different green spacing of national capital city Delhi including the Yamuna floodplains and parks. This information was revealed by the urban today. Numerous green belts, big parks, bio-diversity parks as well as Yamuna floodplains seem to fall below the DDA jurisdiction that has considered planting about 1.6 lakh plant saplings so far.
The huge-scale plantation that is approximately 10 lakh saplings seems to be planted at the time of monsoon season in different greenbelts, parks, on the roadside, Yamuna flood plans as well as bio-diversity parks. Some of the parks under Delhi Development Authority have a richest green cover which incorporates Japanese park in the Rohini, Astha Kunj Park in the South Delhi and Coronation Park in the Burari.
The Urban Affairs Ministry Secretary, DS Mishra said that the central government will tend to plant about 10 lakh trees in the location of Delhi in the next 3 months duration. While speaking to Ani, Mishra revealed that in the next three months duration, different agencies of the GOI will tend to plant about millions of trees. DDA will tend to plant about 10 lakh trees, DMRC will tend to plant about 20 thousand trees and CPWD will tend to plant 50 thousand trees. Further, he revealed that the citizens-groups will be welcomes to indulge widely in the tree-plantation drive.
New Implementation by DDA
Concerned with the augmenting level of population as well as thinning levels of green cover in the national capital city, the DDA or Delhi Development Authority has started up a plantation drive. In order to make the Delhi city green and clean, the DDA has chosen to plant about 10 lakh saplings during the time of ongoing monsoon season. Ranging from roadside lanes, parks to Yamuna floodplains, the suitable authority plans to easily cover the various areas of the city & provide a green makeover for the enclosing areas. The green drive was started from the month of July 15 and hence continues till the month of September 30.
While talking to the NDTV regarding the plan, Mr. Shripal who is the commissioner of horticulture reveals that we all know about the fluctuating level of pollution around Delhi City. Also, you need not forget about Delhi features inside the list of about 20 pollutes cities of the universe. Their main objective is to boost up green cover& hence decrease pollution. We have begun the program from July 15 onwards and have planted about 1.6 lakh saplings before. Our main focused areas include Rohini and Dwarka because we have sufficient land there.
Besides from the location such as Dwarka and Rohini, the DDA plans to plant more trees around parks, road, green belts, bio-diversity parks, as well as Yamuna floodplains. As far as kinds of saplings are considered, only native saplings such as Royal Poinciana, Arjun, Peepal, Neem as well as others are being planted. The main reason is that these trees can able to adjust itself to the climatic and geographic conditions of the specific area.
When talking about the sustenance of green efforts, Mr. Shripal reveals that they have their own horticulture department which seems to look after the project. When the plantation is completed, the department will maintain the planted saplings thereafter. Astha Kunj Park in South Delhi, Coronation Park in Burari and Japanese Park in Rohini are known as some of the famous DDA parks that have already have rich green cover.
Planting 10 Lakh Saplings Across Delhi
The Delhi Environment Department has planned to plant about 10 lakh tree saplings in the year 2017-18, after falling short on last year’s target by about two lakh. Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain has directed all the appropriate agencies to easily plant the saplings all over the city before the pre-monsoon showers have established in & the present soil moisture level tends to favor the plantation drives. Even before years, the target was considered to be 10 lakh. However, about 8.43 lakh saplings & 11.77 lakh shrub seedlings get planted, according to the government’s 2017-2018 budget documents.
The union ministry of environment had allocated a target of tree plantation for 8.26 lakh for the present financial year, however, Hussain has considered increasing to about 10 lakh as per the official statement.
Department of Forests & Wildlife will be planting about 4 lakh saplings apart from arranging the free seedlings distribution at the time of monsoon season. The three MCDs tend to plant about 2 lakh saplings. The Education Department and DDA are also coming forward to plant more than 1 lakh saplings around the areas & school premises respectively. Apart from that, 17 more agencies are also taking part in the process of tree plantation drive.
Towards Greener Delhi – Plantation Drives Up To Now
On 19th July, the Horticulture department of Dwarka has conducted tree plantation drive within the sector-3 of Dwarka. The department has got massive support from the members of the RWA (Resident Welfare Association) & its residents. With the intention of creating a city forest in the location of sector-14, Dwarka, the horticulture department has performed a plantation drive during July 22. People from various walks of life have taken part in the plantation drive including Delhi Police, director general of Tihar Jail, Super Sikh runner group and residents.
To make people as the segment of the green drive, the DDA is employing social media for placing notices beforehand. It is planned that next plantation drive will take place on July 27, Friday at sector-13 of Dwarka. The higher officials are insisting the citizens of Delhi to actively take part in making the Delhi city greener forever. Citizens must clean the wastages dumping around the corners of the colonies to ensure tree plantation around the area. It will not only make the area fully beautiful but also limits the people from re-dumping unwanted garbage around the area.