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Delhi govt plans to expand roadside green cover, seeks report in next 15 days

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai convened a high-level joint review meeting with officers from all concerned departments to augment the city's roadside green cover

Delhi: The presence of roadside green cover will be assessed by all road-owning authorities in the city (PTI)Premium
Delhi: The presence of roadside green cover will be assessed by all road-owning authorities in the city (PTI)

Delhi government is planning to increase the city's roadside green cover in a bid to combat rising air pollution.

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai convened a high-level joint review meeting with officers from all concerned departments to augment the city's roadside green cover.

All the road-owning agencies have been given orders to provide a report in the next 15 days on how they plan to boost roadside green cover.

The presence of roadside green cover will be assessed by all road-owning authorities in Delhi. Furthermore, agencies will conduct road mapping to determine the amount and type of green cover available in each location, Rai said.

"Agencies can select what additional action to take by categorizing it into better and worse categories. There will also be a mapping of areas with little to no green cover," he said.

Rai said "The PWD has already been given directives to boost the amount of green cover along Delhi's roadsides. Today, additional directives were issued to cover other road-owning corporations."

To increase the amount of green cover along Delhi's roadsides, teams will be deployed at the district level, Rai said.

PWD will also establish a Central Monitoring Team, which will include officers from relevant departments such as PWD, NDPL, Delhi Jal Board, BSES, and others.

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Published: 18 May 2022, 09:29 AM IST
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