Plants will make Delhi 'cleanest Capital'

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday asked Delhiites to nurture planted saplings with affection to make the city greener and cleaner.

She added that collective effort is required to achieve the goal of making Delhi the cleanest capital in the world.

Dikshit said the commitment from the horticulture staff and resident welfare associations (RWAs) will help preserve the greenery in the city.

She addressed the concluding session of a two day Bhagidari workshop for horticulture staff and resident welfare associations.

Dikshit said the horticulture staff should train citizens and help them learn tips to increase the survival rate of planted saplings.

Dikshit also underlined the importance of conservation of all natural resources. She said an exclusive campaign on cleanliness will be launched soon.

Environment Secretary Keshav Chandra also attended the workshop. He highlighted the importance of cooperation of the government and the people in reviving the beauty and image of the city when the Commonwealth Games were being hosted in the city. “Greenery is the only result oriented way to initiate beautification of the city,” stressed Chandra.

The workshop that concentrated on street scape plantations was attended by representatives of 62 RWAs, and close to 200 horticulture staff from MCD, NDMC, PWD and Horticulture Department. The workshop also deliberated on the benefits of street scaping.

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