In pursuance of the decisions taken last week for planting 1 million trees in Delhi as a commitment to greening Delhi, a Tree plantation drive along with inspection at Rajghat and Smriti Sthal was undertaken today morning at 8 am by Sh Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs along with senior officials of the ministry and DG, CPWD.
In a significant decision taken last week in a meeting chaired by Sh. Hardeep Puri, MoS(I/C), Housing and Urban Affairs it was decided that the NBCC/CPWD will re-work the design and plans for the remaining redevelopment of the 7 GPRA colonies to avoid felling/cutting of trees. It was also decided that the planting of more than one million trees, of 8-12 feet height, will be completed in the next three months during the monsoon season and the trees will comprise of fruit-bearing, flowering and other green trees. Further, citizens groups will also be Invited to suggest locations for transplantation of trees