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Lt. Governor, Delhi Sh. Anil Baijal reviews the preparedness of all greening agencies for achieving their plantation targets.

Date: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

  • Hon’ble Lt. Governor, Delhi Sh. Anil Baijal reviews the preparedness of all greening agencies for achieving their plantation targets.
  • Target of plantation of tree and shrub saplings for all agencies in NCT of Delhi for 2018-19 is about 28 lakhs, including one million by DDA    
  • DDA to plant one million tree and shrub saplings in 2018  
  • Explore the possibility of creating a vibrant city forest with diverse flora and fauna : LG
  • Greening agencies must complete plantation drive by 30th September, 2018 : LG
  • Plant more native and fruit-bearing species wherever feasible : LG
  • Lt. Governor advises ICE campaign for post-plantation care and maintenance.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor, Delhi Sh. Anil Baijal today reviewed the preparedness of all greening agencies for achieving their plantation targets as per the plantation schedule submitted by the agencies/departments.

The meeting was attended by Sh. Imran Hussain, Hon’ble Minister (Environment & Forest), GNCTD; Pr. Commissioner, DDA; Chairperson, NDMC; Commissioner, North MCD; Commissioner, East MCD; Secretary (Environment & Forest), GNCTD; PCCF (HOD), Forest & Wildlife Department, GNCTD; CEO (Delhi Parks & Garden Society); Director (Horticulture), PWD, GNCTD; Pr. Chief Chief Engineer, I&FCD, and other officers of concerned departments.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forest made a detailed presentation about Delhi’s forest cover within and outside green wash, district-wise forest cover, annual plantation by Forest Department, targets allotted to various greening agencies and tree species suitable for plantation by them.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor was apprised that the proposed target of the tree and shrub saplings for all greening agencies in NCT of Delhi for 2018-19 is about 28 lakhs (Major Heads are DDA : 10,00,000, Forest Department : 4,25,000, PWD : 2,75,000, Education : 1,25,000 approx).

Hon’ble Lt. Governor advised to lay down uniform norms for the type of plantation that should be suitable for Delhi, so that all agencies can follow the same. He also advised that emphasis should be given on planting native and fruit-bearing species and everybody should plant and adopt the trees.

He also suggested to explore the possibility of creating a vibrant city forest with diverse flora and fauna. Hon’ble Lt. Governor also directed that the target of plantation given to all greening agencies must be completed by 30thSeptember, 2018.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor directed that the offices of Govt. Departments must carry out plantation in their surroundings along with their officers and staffs and the Forest Department must involve communities too through department concerned for the massive plantation drive.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor was also apprised about the action plan for awareness campaigns. Delhi Parks and Garden Society will organize workshops with the active participation of RWAs while Environment Department will organize theme based painting/Essay/debates etc. with active participation of eco-clubs/schools. The awareness campaigns will also be done through TV/FM Radio and print media.

Hon’ble Lt. Governor directed that a massive Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign should be initiated within next 15 days by all greening agencies involving schools, RWAs, citizen groups, etc. This campaign should particularly focus on post plantation care such as watering, weeding and maintenance, protection etc.

It was also informed to Lt. Governor that preparatory woks for plantation will be completed by 07th July, 2018 and plantation of saplings will be done from 8th July to 15th September.

Finally, Hon’ble LG directed that a test audit of the plantations should be done by a third-party so as to check the survival of the saplings already planted.


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