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Delhi Cabinet approves tree transplantation policy, smog tower installation in Connaught Place

New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
Oct 09, 2020 04:57 PM IST

The government has stationed Rs 20 crore, and the tower will come up in 10 months, the chief minister said, claiming that it will be the first of its kind in the world.

The Delhi Cabinet on Friday approved a tree transplantation policy to preserve the trees in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here.

Arvind Kejriwal said that a dedicated tree transplantation cell would be set up by the government under the new policy.(HT Photo)
Arvind Kejriwal said that a dedicated tree transplantation cell would be set up by the government under the new policy.(HT Photo)

Addressing an online media briefing, he said the Cabinet has also approved a proposal to install a ‘smog tower’ in Delhi’s Connaught Place to deal with air pollution.

The government has stationed Rs 20 crore, and the tower will come up in 10 months, the chief minister said, claiming that it will be the first of its kind in the world.

Under the tree transplantation policy, agencies concerned will have to transplant 80 per cent of the trees affected by their projects to a new location, he said.

Kejriwal said that a dedicated tree transplantation cell would be set up by the government under the new policy.

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