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Gopal Rai to assessment particular tree plantation marketing campaign; calls assembly of involved departments on Feb 21

New Delhi [India], February 10 (ANI): Delhi Environment and Forests Minister Gopal Rai chaired a high-level assembly with senior officers of the Forest Department on Friday on the Delhi Secretariat.

After the assembly, Gopal Rai stated, “a meeting has been called at the Delhi Secretariat on February 21 with the senior officials of all concerned departments or agencies regarding the special campaign for tree plantation.”Gopal Rai additional stated that the quantity of inexperienced space in Delhi has considerably elevated because of a number of initiatives below the management of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

“The Delhi Government had set a goal of planting or distributing roughly 43 lakh saplings this year under the Tree Plantation Campaign, and so far 47 lakh saplings have been planted or distributed in this direction,” he stated.

Gopal Rai knowledgeable that out of those, 10 lakh 80 thousand by the Forest Department, 5 lakh 47 thousand by the DDA, 5 lakh 23 thousand by the MCD, 2 lakh 73 thousand by the Education Department, 42 thousand by the DSIIDC, 13 thousand by the DUSIB, 3 lakh 86 thousand by the PWD, 30 thousand by the CPWD, 7 lakh 57 thousand by the NDMC, 1 lakh 3 thousand by the Delhi Jal Board, 26 thousand by the Northern Railway, 16 thousand by the Delhi Cantonment Board, 12 thousand by NDPL and 30 thousand by BSES and different departments had been planted, and round 8 lakh saplings had been distributed by completely different departments.

“Additionally, as a result of the efforts of the Government, Delhi’s green area, which was 20 per cent in 2013, has expanded to 23.6 per cent in 2021. Also, Delhi has surpassed all other cities in the nation in terms of per-capita forest cover” he added.

The minister ordered the officers of the Forest Department to get the small print of tree plantation from the departments, as to the place the saplings have been planted. In order to find out the success fee of the saplings planted in Delhi as a part of the tree-planting programme, the involved departments have additionally been directed to conduct a third-party audit.

Gopal Rai additional appealed to the individuals of Delhi and stated, “Everyone should make an effort to improve the environment of Delhi. This campaign will not only increase the green area of Delhi but also prepare a roadmap to fight the problem of pollution in future.” (ANI)