Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday stated the town authorities will launch a 17-day plantation marketing campaign from July 10 to scale back air pollution within the nationwide capital.
Thirty-one lakh crops, bushes, and shrubs can be planted below the marketing campaign “Plant Trees, Save Environment” which can be launched from National Highway 20 close to ITO.
The plantation drive is anticipated to extend the town’s inexperienced cowl from 325 sq. kilometres at current to 350 sq km by 2021, which can assist cut back air air pollution, Mr Rai stated throughout a digital press convention.
Shrubs can be planted alongside the roads to scale back mud air pollution, the minister stated.
“The Centre has set a target of planting 15 lakh plants, trees and shrubs in Delhi. Our target is more than double of that,” he stated.
As many as 29.37 lakh crops, bushes and shrubs had been planted in Delhi in 2019 in opposition to the goal of 24.18 lakh.
In the “Guarantee Card” launched earlier than the meeting elections, the AAP authorities had promised to plant 2 crore crops, bushes and shrubs within the metropolis within the subsequent 5 years.
Mr Rai stated Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will take part within the marketing campaign at ITO Nursery on July 13.
Ministers Kailash Gehlot, Rajendra Pal Gautam, Imran Hussain and Satyendar Jain in addition to Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel may also take part in it on July 15, July 17, July 20, July 22 and July 24, respectively.
All 70 MLAs in Delhi will conclude the plantation drive of their areas on July 26, the minister stated.
Mr Rai stated the federal government will get an audit carried out by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, to establish the survival price of the crops.
The Delhi forest division had earlier obtained an audit carried out by the Agricultural Finance Corporation for the plantation drive carried out throughout 2013 to 2015.
The FRI audit can be for 2016, 2017, and 2018, in accordance with the division.
It will assist verify which styles of crops, bushes and shrubs have the most effective survival price in Delhi and which areas within the metropolis are greatest suited to their development, it stated.
The audit, which is anticipated to start out in October, will take round 4 months. The report will be anticipated by February subsequent yr.
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