Campaign planned to involve citizens to save greenery around Rabindra Sarobar

31 Jul 2017

The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) and the Rabindra Sarobar monitoring commitee have decided to invite active participation of citizens to save the greenery around the large waterbody in the southern part of the city.
The meeting attended by KMDA CEO Saumitra Mohan and monitoring committee members decided to invite citizens for its 'Adopt a tree' programme. In this initiative citizens will be invited to adopt a tree within the Rabindra Sarobar compound as per their choice and spend for its upkeep, a KMDA statement said. This apart, citizens will also be encouraged to another programme - 'Plant a Tree' as part of celebrating family occasions like marriage anniversaries and birthdays. The meeting also discussed formation of an eco club 'Taru Mitra' (friend of trees) to organise awareness campaigns, look after trees and preserve eco-friendly ambience within the Sarobar area, the statement said.
The meeting, held in the last week of July to discuss ways of retaining the rich bio-diversity of the Rabindra Sarobar area, also discussed regular dredging of the lake bed, work of removal of the silt from the public swimming pool, drainage of storm water from Rabindra Sarobar campus through nearby drainage line of Kolkata, giving no objection certificate for cutting dead trees for the safety of visitors and morning walkers among other issues. The committee members included KMC councillors, officer in charge of local police station, environmentalists and other prominent citizens.