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East Delhi will be green Delhi too

East Delhi is on its way to becoming as green as the rest of the city, reports HT.

delhi Updated: Aug 25, 2012 00:16 IST
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East Delhi is on its way to becoming as green as the rest of the city.

To give stiff competition to North and South Delhi Corporations, the East Delhi Corporation has planted 65,000 saplings in areas under its jurisdiction and even has plans to take up the total number to 1 lakh.

To make sure that the green cover is maintained, the Commissioner of the corporation, SS Yadav, has ordered a review of the areas in October where saplings will be counted.

“The deadline for planting 1 lakh saplings is September 30. From October 1, we will count how many trees have survived out of those that were initially plated,” said a senior official of the corporation.

After the trifurcation of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the corporation has been trying to plant more trees in and around schools and alongside its roads and dividers.

A tree plantation drive was started in July at Welcome Colony near Shahdara (North) Zone office.

“The East Corporation has so far neglected greenery. So, the leadership is trying to make amends and make East Delhi a greener place,” added an official from the corporation.

The South Corporation, in August had launched its own tree plantation drive. It has planted 30,000 trees and 20,000 shrubs and is planning to plant 70,000 more.