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Delhi LG launches tree plantation drive

UNI India-English 2020-07-13 19:15:47

New Delhi, Jul 13 (UNI) Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday planted saplings to launch this year’s monsoon tree plantation drive for clean and green Delhi.
On this occasion, the Lt Governor urged active support and participation of the residents of Delhi to achieve this year’s ambitious plantation target to enhance Delhi’s green cover.
An ambitious target of plantation of over 30 lakh tree and shrub saplings have been set in Delhi, including 10 lakh tree plantation by Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
The LG exhorted that emphasis should be given on planting native, fruit-bearing species, herbs & shrubs. He further said that post-plantation care and nurture are necessary to ensure survival for saplings.
He stated that trees are vital for the survival of our planet, as they give oxygen, improve air quality, store carbon, preserve soil, support wildlife and give life to our Environment.
The LG once again appealed to school children, youngsters and elders, RWAs and Non-governmental Organizations and all sections of society to come forward, obtain saplings free of cost from nurseries of Forest Department, plant and nurture them for a cleaner and greener Delhi.
Lastly, the LG stated that each of our contributions to saving the environment can go a long way.
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