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Monsoon bloom: MCG, Huda to plant three lakh saplings

gurgaon Updated: Jun 27, 2012 02:45 IST
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The administration will plant more than three lakh saplings at various places across the district during this monsoon.

The decision was taken on Tuesday in a meeting between the officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG).

Huda administrator Praveen Kumar and MCG Commissioner Sudhir Rajpal were present in the meeting along with other officials. According to officials, more than three lakh saplings of various species would be planted in the next three months. The Huda will supply maximum saplings from its 24 nurseries located across the city, while forest department will provide rest of the saplings from its nurseries. MCG has only one nursery at the Biodiversity Park.

The officials are of the view that the plantation drive should be completed by mid August, keeping in view the survival possibility of the saplings.

The officials of the horticulture department will mark the spots after identifying land along some of the major roads in the Millennium City.

“Golf Course Extension Road, Sohna Road, Golf Course Road, Old Delhi Road, and several other sector roads are prime locations along which these saplings will be planted,” said an MCG official.

Besides, community centers, crematoriums, nullahs, and bundhs will also be included in the drive.

“This is a mega plan that we have to fulfill during this rainy season and we are hopeful of good greenery this year in the Millennium City,” said the Huda administrator.

He emphasised that survival of these saplings would be the prime concern.

The monsoon is expected to hit the northern part of the country by the end of June.

The weather department has forecast normal rain across the country during the coming three months. Similar green initiatives have been taken in the past by the administration.