Monday, August 2, 2010

Dial-a-tree scheme: Plantation drive launched in Fazilka

Tribune News Service

Fazilka, August 1
As many as 74 dwellings of this border town were brought under the green cover after saplings of different trees were planted by the volunteers of the Graduate Welfare Association Fazilka through its two green ambulances, which were flagged off by the prominent residents, here today.

The plantation drive was launched under the Dial-a-Tree scheme initiated by the GWAF to increase the green cover of this town.

Over the past few years, the town has lost its green cover significantly due to cutting of trees in a large number due to massive urbanisation. The town is already equipped with eco-friendly rickshaws and car-free zone.

About 125 saplings were planted in about 74 dwellings on the first day of Dial-a-Tree scheme. Those who attended the ceremony, included Jai Pal Sandhu, Capt. (retd) MS Bedi, Navdeep Asija, Vikram Ahuja, Jasbir Singh, Raj Kishore Kalra, Sanjeev Marshal and Umesh Kukkar.

"We hope to cover about 3000 dwellings out of about 12000 dwellings of this town under this scheme by August 15," pointed out Navdeep Asija, secretary (administration), GWAF.

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