Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Now, Adopt a Plant Initiative to make Mysuru more greener and cooler

Do you wish to increase the green cover of city and fight against global warming. Then adopt a tree by just paying Rs 250 per annum. A sapling will be planted and nurtured scientifically using the money.

A group of volunteers to plant nearly one lakh trees to make Mysuru a greener city and reduce the global warming phenomenon. This movement has been taken by Let's do it ! Mysore, in collaboration with multiple associations. The organisations aim to motivate citizens for adoption of plants, and plant minimum 50,000 trees by next month.

The money raised will be used to purchase tankers and to pay salary for a group of people who will be roped into nurture the plants round the year. The drive will be initiated from June 5, on the occasion of World Environment Day.

The volunteers have selected gomala, new layouts, vacant places in industrial areas, hostels, government schools, surrounding to lakes, and surrounding to Chamundi Hill to plant trees like Honge, Neem, Nerale, and other fruit bearing saplings.

Speaking to Express, Let's do it Mysore Member Prashanth said that adoption of plants scheme will be announced soon, which is expected to become a big hit among Mysoreans.

'Most of the time saplings planted are not taken care and they die. There is need of recruiting persons to take care of the saplings. This initiative will also create employment and helps to make Mysuru much more greener and cooler city. We are planning to fix Rs 250 as maintenance charges per annum, which is affordable,' he added.

This apart, the organisations are planning to rope in school children from 5th to 10th standard to plant trees and educate them conservation of environment, and importance of growing trees.

In this connection, to formulate a strong plant to make this movement a grand success, a meet has been called on May 25 at 7 pm at SJCE CS&IE Auditorium. Residents association, institutions, industrialists and concerned citizens are requested to take part in the meet.

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