Plantation drive in Mandoli Extn area, nothing for underdeveloped Okhla!
Minister of Environment and Forest, Government of Delhi Imran Hussain inaugurated Van Mahotsava Plantation Drive today at Manodli Extension in Gokalpur Assembly Constituency. Chaudhary Fateh Singh, area MLA also graced the occasion, along with officers of Forest Department, office bearers of neighbouring Resident Welfare Associations, children from Eco Clubs of Government Boys Senior Secondary Schools, Gokulpur and Meetpur, besides general public.
On the occasion, about 700 saplings of Neem, Peepal, Jamun, Amaltas, Arjun, Pilkhan, Sissam, Begonia, Barh etc. were planted in an area of about 3 acres of land in Mandoli Extension.
Speaking on the occasion, Hussain stressed upon the need for providing clean and fresh air to densely populated areas of North East Delhi by effecting maximum plantation. Minister lauded the effort of Chaudhary Fateh Singh for promoting plantation in the area in a big way.
Hussain appealed to the School children and general public for adopting at least one tree and take a pledge to nurture them as one of their own family members. It was also informed that more plantation drives will be undertaken in various parts of Delhi, in the current monsoon season which is conducive for survival rate of plantation. He informed the general public about Delhi Government’s commitment for increasing green cover of Delhi from present 20% to 25% in next five years.
Chaudhary Fateh Singh while expressing his gratitude to Minister for leading plantation drive in the constituency assured that the appeal of Minister will be honoured by children and residents by effecting maximum participation in plantation drive.
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