- Title: Indian city to plant 1.5 million trees to turn dumping ground to green cover
- Date: 25th August 2021
- Summary: AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA (AUGUST 25, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF DUMPING GROUND BEING CLEARED EXCAVATOR CLEARING GARBAGE DUMPING GROUND VARIOUS OF MACHINES WORKING TO CLEAR AND SORT GARBAGE GARBAGE BEING PILED DUMPING GROUND BEING CLEARED/TREES BEING PLANTED VARIOUS OF TREES BEING PLANTED VARIOUS OF MAN WATERING PLANTS (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, AHMEDABAD MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, HITESH BAROT, SAYING: "There was a dumping ground in the middle of the city. It was our combined responsibility to do something about it. It had been 30 years. So, we have started something for that, which will clear the garbage and also help in achieving the target of putting a green cover over the city. As a part of this initiative, we will plant 1.5 million trees. A large part of these trees will be planted on this ground which is being cleaned." DUMPING GROUND BEING CLEARED AND TREES BEING PLANTED MAN WATERING TREES PLANTED BY ROADSIDE
- Embargoed: 8th September 2021 15:59
- Keywords: India climate change dump yard environment global warming green innovation pollution
- Location: AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA
- City: AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Environment
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERS1R9R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: India's western Ahmedabad city in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is turning a massive dumping ground into a mega ecological forest by planting 1.5 million trees.
The dumping ground in the heart of the city originated about three decades ago, which now looks like a source of embarrassment to an otherwise prospering city. Therefore, the municipal corporation decided to give it a new look by turning it into an ecological park planting trees with the Japanese Miyawaki technique.
The technique involves planting two to four trees per square metres and the forests growing out of Miyawaki are self-sustaining. Such forests reduce temperatures in bustling cities of concrete jungles and lower noise and air pollution.
Experts say that these trees will survive for over 100 years and the 160,000 square metres area will be covered by planting trees.
The plantation drive is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
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