Mysuru: World Environment Day is drawing close on June 5 and a section of green warriors led by former MLC D Madegowda met recently to take some resolutions to increase the green cover in Hebbal.
It was decided to plant at least 7000 saplings to make Hebbal comprising seven wards the greenest part of the city. In future the tree cover can be valued at minimum Rs 50 lakh to Rs six crore.
The activities will be monitored on a regular basis, pledges will be administered to students to plant and protect saplings and develop urban forestry in three parks with Corporator K V Sridhar expressing his commitment to make it a reality.
To make the programme a success, it was decided to involve educational institutions under the leadership of Vidyavardhaka Sangha. Talks should be conducted at every schools to encourage students. They should plant saplings and take photos on their cell phones periodically and mail them to a dedicated mail ID. A committee will be set up in each ward and teachers will go door to door to collect signatures on the pledge forms.
Lions Club member Krishna and forest officer Govinde Gowda promised to donate saplings. Mohammed Jaffer a retired forest officer promised to share his technical knowledge. The managements of temples in the locality will be providing tree guards.
It was also decided to request big industrial houses in Hebbal to plant saplings.
T M Das valued the expanse of tree cover at not less than from Rs 50 lakh to Rs six crore in the future.
- Team Mysoorunews