SDMC to plant 1 lakh trees during monsoon to expand green cover
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has chalked out a comprehensive plan to plant one lakh trees including shrub and saplings during this monsoon in its four zones.
Mayor Anamika on Thursday planted 50 tree sampling in Hari Nagar ward, Central zone. A large number of local residents participated in planting the trees and shrubs.
Speaking on this occasion, she stated the SDMC will conduct its mega plantation drive for this year from August 1 to 15 and has aimed to plant over 100,000 tree saplings and shrubs across all four zones.
She said the SDMC will achieve the target with involvement of the councillors and RWAs in each ward. The efforts of the SDMC will definitely result in a better and pollution free environment for society.
Chairman, Standing Committee Rajdutt Gehlot said 30,000 trees will be planted in Najafagrh Zone, the same number in Central Zone and 20,000 each in West and South Zone.
“This will include at least 1,000 Rudrakash in each Zone. This year we will focus on planting Broad-leaved trees species such as palash, ber, jhilmil and even peepal, among others, are more effective as a filter for air pollution in comparison to other species apart from Different varieties of trees included Rudrakasha Amal Tash, Ashok, Molsori, Neem, Kachnar, Champa and African Mahogany. He had said increasing green cover is the best way to fight the growing air pollution in the capital. He also exhorted all sections of the Society to join plantation drive and ensure survival of the planted saplings and trees,” he said.