Thanks to the initiative of its developer and determination of its residents, South City-I has turned into a green zone.
Since last year, Unitech, the developer, has been planting saplings in South City-1 while the residents have been diligently maintaining the saplings with proper care.
Also, the Resident Welfare Association (RWA), with the help of residents, planted extra saplings in the vacant plots.
“It is with the combined effort of the developer and residents that we have turned our township green. But a lot is still to be done. We appreciate the way residents are taking initiative in maintaining the saplings,” said Neeta Sharma, RWA president of South City-I.
Reena Singh, another resident, said, “South City-I is turning green just because of the residents’ initiatives. If people realise the importance of greenery and start such community initiatives, soon the whole of Gurgaon will turn green.”
Meanwhile, forest conservator Pankaj Goyel said, “Not only South City-Phase-I, even Sushant Lok Phase-I is a role model in greenery. It is a lush green belt. Wherever there is vacant land, people should plant trees to increase the greenery,”
Gurgaon, which was once known for its green cover, has lost its green sheen over the last few years due to rapid development and construction work.
“It’s high time the administration and the government ensure that whatever green cover the city has developed does not get lost to construction activities,” said Rakesh Sharma, a resident of South City Phase -I.