On 8th Sep, Saturday morning, Delhi Chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal launched a mega tree plantation drive by planting sapling at the Yamuna floodpain in Usmanpur Village. Thousands of people joined him in this initiative. According to officials, one lakh college students and residents participated in the campaign at 600 locations across the city. The government planned to plant 5 lakhs trees within the Delhi to fight air pollution.
In his speech, he has mentioned that they want to reduce the air pollution which has reached the beyond. It cannot only be controlled by planting saplings or tress but also need to focus more on controlling the pollution.
During his speech in one of the school, Kejriwal mentioned that he is happy to see the students around for this initiative. Further, he told that the trees planted will be the responsibility of government officials. Moreover, he told to plant more trees around the houses and taking care of them should be their responsibility.
In the plantation drive, NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Corporation) has planted around 10,000 saplings at the venue and 33,895 shrubs, 3,77,650 ground cover and 23 palm in 14 circles.
According to the Delhi Government Environment and Forest Secretary AK Singh thought of planting 32.5lakh trees this year. For now, 15 lakhs trees already planted as per the sources. Importantly, Delhi’s Environment Minister Imran Hussaain planted a sapling at his residence.