The tree plantation drive in Jaipur will be launched on June 21.
In a green step towards improving the environment, the Rajasthan Housing Board has decided to plant around 1 lakh trees in Jaipur, under the banner of its housing scheme. As per reports, 50 thousand big trees and another lot of 50 thousand small ornamental plants will be sowed across city parks, roadsides, vacant lands and various under-construction project sites. The drive will be conducted from Monday, June 21 and will stretch over the monsoon months.
New Oxy Hub, Gandhi Vatika to come up in Jaipur
Tagged to be the largest of its kind in the history of the Rajasthan Housing Board, this plantation drive will witness an ambitious simultaneous aforestation venture across Jaipur. Besides this, a 'Fruit Gandhi Vatika' (garden) will be developed at the Weekend Home Nayla. Around 20 thousand trees will be implanted at the City Park in Jaipur to cultivate a special 'Oxy Hub' here, read reports.
The Commissioner of Oxy Hub informed that this characteristic provision is being developed at the City Park under the umbrella of the Masoravar Scheme of Jaipur. This centre will house oxygen-rich plants like Neem and Peepal, he further informed. Similarly, the Gandhi Vatika Commissioner informed that the fruit garden at the Weekend Home Nayla, will feature mango, chikoo, jamun, lemon and mulberry plants among others. As per the scheme advancement, this centre will be at the Central Park, MGD Weekend Home, Nayla Yojna. Initially, around 150 fruit flowering plants and trees will be planted here.
Attempt to mitigate the effects of climate change
The Rajasthan Board has prepared to aggregate unique topiary type of ornamental plants from India and abroad to propel this campaign. Along with these, fruit-flowering trees of Neem, Gulmohar, Shisham, Arjuna, Peepal, Mollsari, Bottlebrush, Termanilia Metallica, Bougainvillea, Tecoma, Champa, Mango with Erythrina, Mulberry, Jamun and Lemon will also be planted.
The board has decided to plant these trees 10 to 15 feet apart, to ensure their rapid and optimum growth. This drive will help to achieve an environmental balance while promoting ornamental beauty and greenery in Jaipur. By nature, the herbs and plants will also help to regulate the overall weather and climatic conditions here.