Massive tree plantation drive in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Sunday launched a massive drive to plant 31,000 trees in the city.

The drive was launched at the city forest on the banks of Hindon river where GDA officials, members of civil defence and Paryavaran Sachetak Dal planted 3,000 trees.

“The city forest has emerged as the city’s lungs … It will be developed as the main picnic spot,” acting vice chairman of GDA Ravendra Madhukar Godbole said.

The GDA is planning to plant 2.6 lakh trees during this year and appealed to individuals, NGOs and corporate houses to come forward to make the city green.

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