Saplings being sent at doorstep in ‘Green Bhopal-Cool Bhopal” Campaign
25th July 2019
Bhopal, July 25, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): The Forest Department has prepared 86 lakh 66 thousand saplings in Bhopal division under the “Green Bhopal-Cool Bhopal” Campaign. Till now 40 lakh saplings have been distributed to the people. A total of 6 lakh saplings have been sold in Bhopal city itself. Saplings prepared through high quality technique during a period of 1.5 to 2 years in Ahmedpur nursery are being sold to the people at a nominal rate of Rs. 12 to 45. The Chief Conservator of Forest, Research and Development Shri Ravindra Saxena gave this information in a madia workshop. During this year till now one lakh people have been delivered saplings at their houses by the Forest Department under the “Aapka Poudha-Aapke Dwar” scheme. Last year during the rainy season 50 thousand saplings were delivered to the people at their doorsteps by Harit Vahan. The number is doubled by getting 50 more vehicles from the Municipal Corporation. There is regular demand for the saplings. The persons interested in plantation can contact Deputy Ranger Shri Anil Jain on his mobile number 9131416399 or Shri H.S. pandey on his mobile number 9584985725. The plants are delivered on no profit no loss basis. Even delivery charges are not taken. A seed ball machine has been installed in Ahmedpur nursery this year, which prepares 10 thousand high quality seed balls in place of 250 per day. These seed balls are spread in the areas, where there is a need for afforestation. These seed balls will convert into saplings on getting the rain water and a new forest will develop. Vermi compost manure is being used for preparing saplings in place of chemical fertilizers. In the nursery, the saplings of endangered rare species are being prepared with Japanese Miyawaki method and are being planted and conserved.