Press Esc to close
Friday 24 October 2014
News updated at 3:47 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

BBMP to plant 1.6 lakh saplings

Bangalore, June 19, 2013, DHNS:

With the arrival of monsoon, the forest division of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to take up planting of saplings across Bangalore.

The chief conservator of forest (BBMP) Brijesh Kumar said the forest division has set a target of planting 1.6 lakh saplings this year in all the eight zones of the BBMP.

Besides, saplings will be planted in certain parks, gardens, periphery of playgrounds, lake bunds and along the fenced storm water drains across the City.


The forest division has also planned to open some tree parks. A detailed roadmap for the project will be prepared during the meeting of the environment committee.

Kumar said: “This year Rs 16 crore has been earmarked for the forest division. The money will be spent on planting saplings, maintenance of trees and forests within the BBMP limits and to form tree canopies.”

Last year, the Palike had planted 1.72 lakh saplings, Kumar said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Hindu priest performs evening prayers called 'Aarti' on the banks of the river Yamuna...

Hindu priest performs evening prayers called 'Aarti' on the banks of the river Yamuna...

Dakshineswar Temple decorated with lights for the Kali Puja and Diwali at North 24 Pargana...

Dakshineswar Temple decorated with lights for the Kali Puja and Diwali at North 24 Pargana...

Firecrackers light up the sky as people celebrate Diwali festival in Mumbai...

Firecrackers light up the sky as people celebrate Diwali festival in Mumbai...

School students lighting earhen lamps at Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi...

School students lighting earhen lamps at Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi...

A view of decorated Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium with oil lamps during Deepwali festival...

A view of decorated Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium with oil lamps during Deepwali festival...

Illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar...

Illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Diwali in Amritsar...

Children with special needs light firecrackers as they celebrate Diwali...

Children with special needs light firecrackers as they celebrate Diwali...

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali...

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali...

Hindu priests light oil lamps in a formation of the 'Swastika', a Hindu symbol of peace...

Hindu priests light oil lamps in a formation of the 'Swastika', a Hindu symbol of peace...

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights sparklers on the eve of Diwali...

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights sparklers on the eve of Diwali...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523