NKDA offers green tokens to successful planters

first_imgKolkata: New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) will give green tokens to those who have successfully maintained the saplings that were given to them in 2017 as part of its massive afforestation drive jointly with the state Forest department.Those who can obtain two out of the three green tokens will be given T-shirt and other gifts to encourage them to grow plants with care. Five young mothers and their daughters were given saplings under the Sabujshree project at a function held near the Clock Tower in New Town on Saturday afternoon. The unique project is an initiative of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee where young mothers and their daughters are given saplings. The family is supposed to grow the tree and when the girl child attains the age of 18 years, the family can sell the tree to help her study further. The NKDA will distribute a pack of 25 saplings among schools, colleges and other institutions in New Town as part of the drive. It has also taken steps for avenue plantation. All those who attended the function were given two saplings. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe NKDA will set up an urban pocket garden near the Clock Tower and senior officials will plant saplings for the same.New Town is coming up as a green city and various measures have already been taken in this regard. There is waste water recycling and the recycled water is being used to water the roadside plants. LED lamps have been installed to bring down pollution levels.Bicycles have been introduced as part of the cycle sharing scheme. Electric air-conditioned buses have been introduced and e-cars will soon be launched. Eco Park has also been developed as the biggest urban park in eastern India.last_img

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