In an attempt to boost the ecosystem of CPRA Greens, the Rotary Club of Bombay, will implement a large-scale plantation drive at the garden. As per reports, 1,000 local saplings will be planted in this area, which is owned by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and administered by Cuffe Parade Residents Association (CPRA). Reportedly, the RCB aims to nurture a Miyawaki-style urban forest and a 'Nakshatra Garden', with its latest initiative.
Garden to host a larger count of birds, bees & butterflies
According to reports, Deputy Civic Commissioner Vijay Balamwar, launched this program. At the inaugural function, he applauded the intentions and works of the Rotary Club and the CPRA. Additionally, he asked other organisations and NGOs to work towards similar goals, fueling green revamps across the city.
Reportedly, the President of RCB, Shernaz Vakil, re-affirmed the club's dedication and commitment to improving the city through environmental upgrades. Further, CPRA President Aditi Jain stated that the garden will be a host to a larger count of birds, butterflies and bees, once the slated plantation drive is complete. Besides, it would also result in increased oxygen for the local dwellers.
Nakshatra Garden to have 27 trees based on astrological principles
Established in the memory of Seetha Narayan, a long-time resident of the region and the late Kausalya Srinivasan, the urban forest is a peaceful habitat of flora and fauna. Now, it will get a Nakshatra Garden, with 27 trees, symbolic of the 27 nakshatras. Collating the techniques of astrology, Ayurveda, botany and landscaping, the quintessential garden will be a significant addition to the forest. On the other hand, the 'Miyawaki method' includes close plantation of tress over small expanses of land, in a bid to develop forests.