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  Metros   Delhi  02 Jul 2018  Tree plantation drive carried out at Raj Ghat, Shakti Sthal

Tree plantation drive carried out at Raj Ghat, Shakti Sthal

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 2, 2018, 12:51 am IST
Updated : Jul 2, 2018, 12:51 am IST

It comes days after the ministry decided to plant one million trees of 8 to 12 feet height in the next three months.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of the proposal to cut around 16,000 trees for redevelopment of south Delhi, senior officers of the Union housing and urban development ministry on Sunday carried out tree plantation drive, along with inspection, at Raj Ghat, and Smriti Sthal.

It comes days after the ministry decided to plant one million trees of 8 to 12 feet height in the next three months, following its decision to grant permission to cut trees.

 

According to a statement issued by the ministry, secretary Durga Shankar Mishra, along with senior officers of the ministry and the CPWD, undertook the plantation drive and inspected the area at Raj Ghat and Smriti Sthal.

NBCC is redeveloping Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Nauroji Nagar, while the CPWD is managing colonies in Kasturba Nagar, Thyagaraj Nagar, Srinivaspuri and Mohammadpur. Last week, the ministry had decided that the NBCC and the CPWD will re-work the design and plan for the redevelopment of the 7 GPRA colonies to avoid felling or cutting of the trees.

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