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Hon’ble Lt. Governor plants saplings to launch this year’s monsoon tree plantation drive for clean and green Delhi.

Date: 
Monday, July 13, 2020

• Hon’ble Lt. Governor plants saplings to launch this year’s monsoon tree plantation drive for clean and green Delhi. 

• Lt. Governor appeals to all for active participation in Planting trees & ensuring post-plantation care. 

• Each of our contributions to saving the environment can go a long way : LG 

• Delhi to plant over 30 lakh saplings this year, including 10 lakh by DDA

Hon’ble Lt. Governor Delhi, Sh. Anil Baijal today planted saplings to launch this year’s monsoon tree plantation drive for clean and green Delhi.

 On this occasion, Hon’ble 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). 

Lt. Governor 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. 

Lt. Governor 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. 

Hon’ble Lt. Governor 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, Lt. Governor stated that each of our contributions to saving the environment can go a long way. 

 

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