Gahlot plants saplings at ridge as part of green drive

Delhi: 5 July, 2021 (Times of India)


New Delhi: Delhi’s transport minister Kailash Gahlot planted saplings at Rajokri Ridge Reserved Forest on Sunday, along with his family members and staff to mark the ongoing Van Mahotsav.
The programme was organised by the west Delhi division of the department of forests and wildlife, Delhi government. Gahlot also visited the Rajokari pond to see the soil and moisture conservation work done by the forest department. He emphasised the importance of foot patrolling in the conservation of forest and biodiversity and distributed patrolling boots to field staff, the government said in a statement. Gahlot said that Delhi government has launched a war against air pollution. “We planted 31 lakh trees last year. This year our target is to plant more trees than last year. Today we started a plantation drive here in Rajokri in association with senior officers of the forest department. I appeal to all Delhiites to plant more and more trees,” he said.