SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Tuesday reviewed the preparedness for launch of the ambitious Green Srinagar Initiative under Smart City mission on March 15.
The DC who was speaking in a meeting convened here said some 1.50 lac saplings will be made available for plantation across the district as part of the greening initiative. He said stocks to the tune of 50000 saplings will be available during phase first of the project.
He said the saplings will be available at seven distribution centres to be set up at different locations one each in all seven zones of the district adding that each distribution centre will be equipped with six workers and a vehicle for processing orders for saplings and undertaking plantation activities in areas falling within their respective zones.
The meeting was informed that some 20 thousand saplings will be planted in 100 schools identified across the district adding that some 200 saplings will be planted in each one of these schools.
Green Clubs of 20-30 students created in each of these school will volunteer in plantation exercise in their schools and catchment areas.
Green Srinagar Initiative is an ambitious greening initiative under which 50 thousand Chinar saplings will be planted in institutional areas, avenues and individual households in addition to some 1 lac saplings to be planted by the Forest and Social Forestry departments. Plants exposed to public or vehicular movements will also be tree-guarded under the initiative.