In the administrative meeting at Town Hall, Hon'ble Chief Minister stressed on the importance of making long term plans. The Smart City Plan that was approved by Govt of India recently spreads across five years and we are trying to put yearwise milestones. The Smart City Plan contains a major sub-programme entitled "Sustainable Environment" . There are many components to this program including creation of 12,750 sq m of shaded walkways, creating avenue and canal-side plantation and pocket forests. We will be implementing some of these shortly.
On behalf of Hidco, I have recently requested Forest Department to do a massive plantation this monsoon, preferably by converging other national programmes like Namami Gange (which has a component of plantation in Eco Park), compensatory forestry etc. While a detailed plan is under development, after a primary survey, it is expected to include 40,000 seedlings at various places of New Town. The plantations may start from 15 July while preparation and earthwork will start soon. The Plantation Plan is expected to be ready by tomorrow. Indeed, a Tall Tree nursery has already been set up along a canal in Action Area 1D.
|Tall Tree Nursery of Forest Department in New Town|
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|Salam Duniya dt 4 June 2016|
|Times of India dt 4 June 2016|