Indore authorities plant trees under Ahilya city forest project to enhance AQI

Indore authorities plant trees under Ahilya city forest project to enhance AQI

The project has already received a head start, as saplings were planted this Sunday near the Pipliyahna pond of Indore.

With a considerable surge in industrial and vehicular emissions over the decades, the degradation in the air quality of most of the urban regions of India has reached to an alarming stage.

In an attempt to pacify the damage done to the air quality of the city and to reduce air pollution in the city, the Indore Municipal Corporation has planned to develop as many as 100 Ahilya city forests, promoting afforestation in the district and nearby areas.

Special technique to be used for faster growth of forest trees

This Sunday, the project received a head start as saplings were planted near the Pipliyahna pond of the city during the ceremony, in the presence of the Indore city mayor and MLA. Furthermore, the IMC will primarily work on the development of an 11-hectare forest near the pond, as part of which more than 40,000 saplings will be planted.

IMC officials have also decided to use a special technique i.e. the Miyawaki technique, which is used to grow forest trees in a non-forest zone at a faster rate.

The technique which was first introduced by a famous Japanese botanist, Akira Miyawaki, and allows 10 times faster growth of the saplings with 30 times the density of a natural forest.

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