New Delhi:New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Chairperson Shri Bhupinder Singh Bhalla kicked off a special plantation drive by planting a sapling of sandalwood tree in the New Delhi area at Headquarter, Palika Kendra, New Delhi. On the occasion, Secretary – Shri Vikram Singh Malik, Financial Advisor – Shri Puskal Upadhyay was also accompanied with him.
In July, Hon’ble LG – Delhi Shri V.K Saxena directed all civic bodies of Delhi to plant 10,000 sandalwood trees during the season. As per the directions of Hon’ble LG – Delhi, NDMC is already preparing a plan for beautification of the New Delhi area prior to the G 20 Summit in the Capital in the last month of the year. NDMC planned measures including growing various species in addition to season flowering beds in row to give an aesthetic look in this area with plants like sandalwood.
NDMC with a plan to start planting of Sandalwood trees in its area in which one thousand saplings of Red and White Sandalwood would be planted. This is the first time in its area wherein this type of plantation drive has been launched by NDMC. Around 400 saplings of sandalwood would be planted in the North Zone and 600 saplings in the South zone of the NDMC area.
NDMC has already planted a few sandalwood trees in Lodhi Garden and Talkatora Garden. The sites of Nehru Park and Sanjay Jheel have also been finalized for plantation in this drive. Now, NDMC will go for a closure or in bunch instead of going for isolation plantation to ensure maximum survival of these sandalwood trees. It will also be future assets as it has timber value for the next generation.
There are the sandalwood trees which have been planted in Aravali areas, therefore, they can adapt to the environment here for survival. The plantation drive has enough time before the winter season arises, so these saplings might adapt to the atmosphere by then.