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Ten lakh saplings to be planted in green drive

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 14:06

Thane: Ten lakh saplings will be planted
by Rotary Clubs in cities of Thane and Mumbai on July 9 as part of efforts to spread awareness about the environment.

"Nearly 12,000 members of the Rotary Clubs from the
two districts, besides others from the extended rotary family,
had approached various agencies, NGOs, local self bodies to
make this event a memorable one," Manisha Kondaskar, chairman
of the initiative titled "Haritkranti-Green Revolution," said
yesterday.
The drive will focus mainly on Thane district as there
were inadequate vacant spaces in Mumbai district, she said,
adding that the plantation will be done on land allotted by
state government agencies.

The Forest department, MMRDA, Thane Zilla Parishad
and other municipal councils are partnering with the Rotary in
this endeavor.

Appealing citizens to come forward to adopt the
saplings, Kondaskar said various places in Thane district had
been identified for the purpose.
Milind Ballal, who is closely associated with the
project, said most of the saplings will be planted on July 9
itself and every preparation has been made for the sake.

The spade work for the drive has been going on since
the last eight months, he added.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 14:06
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