By Pallavii Pitale
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region shall soon have over 1,00,00,000 trees planted. Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr Ashok Chavan has recently approved MMRDA’s ambitious project of planting 1 crore trees in the region, in order to improve the green cover for long term ecological benefits. All government, semi-government and non government bodies would be involved to make this gigantic initiative a success.
MMRDA has recently received proposals for planting 1,00,000 trees from various agencies such as Sports Authority of India, I Clean Mumbai, BMC Superintendent of Garden, Rotary Club of Dombivali, Rotary Club of Navi Mumbai, Thane Jilha Parishad, Kalyan Dombivali Nagar Palika, Magic Bus NGO-Karjat and Commissioner of Customs.
This would be one of the pre-eminent services by MMRDA to people which will not only create a long term positive impact on climate but will also serve the humanity in a way. In order to increase the green cover in MMR, MMRDA has planned to come up with various such initiatives in the future.
The MMRDA is confident of meeting target and the success of this initiative as it has recently been praised for its environmental endeavours. The World Health Organization (WHO) journal has accredited MMRDA for achieving a tree transplant survival rate of 80 % and is the highest in the world.