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‘Take up vertical gardening’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 25, 2018, 6:45 am IST
Updated : Apr 25, 2018, 6:49 am IST

He had also stressed on developing green parks on vacant gram sabha lands, to achieve the goal of ‘Green Delhi’.

Imran Hussain
 Imran Hussain

New Delhi: The Delhi government has urged different agencies to take up vertical gardening in a big way for reducing pollution in the capital.

Environment and forest minister Imran Hussain, on Tuesday wrote letters to Delhi Development Authority (DDA), PWD and also civic bodies in Delhi pointing out its efforts to increase green cover in the city.

“Green cover must be enhanced by undertaking vertical gardening activities on buildings, flyovers, spaces and columns underneath the flyovers. This will help in neutralising air pollution due to dust and vehicular pollution,” Mr Hussain wrote in his letter.

In his letters to DDA vice-chairperson, mayors of the three civic bodies and the PWD minister, Mr Hussain told them to direct agencies and departments under them to undertake vertical plantation in a big way across Delhi.

Vertical gardening involves growing plants on vertical surfaces of urban structures like flyover columns and buildings with an integrated water irrigation system.

Last week, L-G Anil Baijal had directed the civic bodies and the DDA to come up with vertical gardens on flyovers and irrigate them with non-potable water only.

He had also stressed on developing green parks on vacant gram sabha lands, to achieve the goal of ‘Green Delhi’. 

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