MLA Gogi, MC Commissioner launch plantation drive for beautification of Sidhwan canal; 9600 grown plants/shrubs to be planted
To encourage greenery in the city and for beautification of Sidhwan canal, Ludhiana West MLA Gurpreet Bassi Gogi and Municipal Corporation (MC) Commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal launched a plantation drive from Ferozepur road (near Verka milk plant) on Friday.
Ludhiana, July 21, 2023: To encourage greenery in the city and for beautification of Sidhwan canal, Ludhiana West MLA Gurpreet Bassi Gogi and Municipal Corporation (MC) Commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal launched a plantation drive from Ferozepur road (near Verka milk plant) on Friday.
Under this project worth around Rs 96 lakh, 1600 grown plants (8-10 feet tall) and 8000 shrubs will be planted alongside Sidhwan canal and a few other areas. The project is being taken up under the National Clean Air Program (NCAP).
MLA Gogi and MC Commissioner Dr Aggarwal stated that different varieties of colourful plants including plumeria, bougainvillea etc will be planted under this project.
Geo-tagging of planted trees will be done and the contractor will maintain the plants for the initial two years to ensure survival of the plants. Routine inspections will be done to check the plants. The civic body will take over the maintenance after that.
MLA Gogi stated that efforts are being made to turn Ludhiana West constituency as the 'Best constituency' and this project is part of that plan.
MLA Gogi and Dr Aggarwal stated that amid concern over air pollution levels, it is important to encourage greenery. Recently, leisure valley was also inaugurated in Sarabha Nagar and different projects have been taken up to develop green belts/parks in the recent past. Working under different projects, plantation drives will also be taken up at different junctions and central verges of the roads in the coming time.
They further appealed to the residents to plant as many trees as possible in their surroundings. They further appealed to the residents to contact the civic body officials, if they have some locations in their mind, where plantation can be done by MC.