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Civic body to plant 1 million saplings over two years

india Updated: Jul 24, 2011 00:16 IST
Eshani Mathur

In an effort to beautify the Millennium City, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) along with social organisations, schools and corporate entities will plant one million saplings across the city over two years. The civic body will start the drive from August 4 in Bio-Diversity Park, MG Road.

“The saplings will be planted in the Bio-Diversity Park on August 4 and 6,” said Latika Thakral of I am Gurgaon, an NGO. The NGO has identified 15 areas in the city where it will carry out the plantation drive. One of the locations is the Aravalli Bio-Diversity Park. Most of the saplings will be planted here, making it the 'green lung' of Gurgaon.

Some saplings will be provided by the forest department, while some will be bought from nurseries. “The plantation will take place mostly during the weekends as that is the time when people are generally free,” Thakral added.

A similar drive was carried out by the corporation last year to commemorate the opening of the Aravalli bio-diversity park.

In June, the MCG planted 300 saplings in the park. Twenty thousand trees were planted before the 2010 Commonwealth Games.