Dist admin prepares for an afforestation project
Mysuru: The district administration is teaming with the forest department and NGOs in the afforestationdrive for greening the district.
DC D Randeep on Monday held a meeting with key officials at his office, wherein DCF K T Hanumanthappa proposed a masterplan to make the district green in the next five years.
The masterplan will include concept-based planting of trees, wherein each avenue will be planted with similar species of saplings. The city roads will be unique in terms of flowers, fragrance, fruits and foliage, Hanumanthappa noted.
Over the next five years, saplings will be planted in offices, institutions, companies and industries. The medians will have bushes and trees planted, he added. The district administration is also planning to encourage planting of saplings in residential areas and terrace farming.
The DCF put forth a proposal of forming a foundation — Hasiru Mysuru.
There is also a plan to launch a cellphone application (app) and website www.hasirumysurur.org for the registration of volunteers for the massive project. The foundation, which will also allow volunteers to adopt roads, is planning to start its works in September. The district administration is planning to form a working committee to pool in information from various officers.
Randeep said that the plan is comprehensive enough to sustain in a longer run. He guided Muda officials to approve private layouts only after saplings are planted there. He asked the officials to have this as a pre-condition for layout planners.
The DC also asked the officials to identify corridors having high-tension lines and large areas for planting saplings. Besides planting saplings, there are also plans to maintain old and existing trees, Randeep added.