Beating pollution with medicinal plants


Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai inspected the ITO Nursery on Friday regarding the distribution system of plants and also distributes medicinal plants. He said that the Delhi government is all set to start its first Greenhouse at Nursery so that we can cultivate plants using modern techniques.

He said that we have developed this greenhouse so that we can produce the maximum quantity of medicinal plants, in minimal time.  Rai said that the government is working against pollution in Delhi and since 5th June we have started a free distribution programme of medicinal plants from the 14 Nurseries of the Delhi Government.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said: “The government is working against pollution in Delhi and since 5th June we have started a free distribution program of medicinal plants from the 14 Nurseries of the Delhi Government. The RWAs, NGOs are taking plants from these nurseries under the campaign of the Delhi Government. Today we have come here to investigate about the same and we have distributed a lot of plants to the RWAs and the various NGOs. Today we have inaugurated Delhi’s first Greenhouse at Nursery so that we can cultivate plants using modern techniques because many people are interested in protecting the environment and thus, they are coming here to take the plants .”

He said: “Last year around 7 lakh medicinal plants were taken by the people from the nurseries. Therefore, to rapidly cultivate these plants, we have inaugurated the first greenhouse today and slowly we will install this in 14 nurseries. These medicinal plants are very beneficial as they work as immunity boosters, if it is at our homes, and is a part of our daily lives, then the people will benefit from it. That is why we have developed a greenhouse so that we can produce maximum quantity of medicinal plants, in minimal time.”