ND corpn plans art corners to recycle waste

Delhi: 6 June, 2021 (Times of India)

New Delhi: Major parks in the city will soon see waste-to-art corners come up to promote the concept of reduce, recycle and reuse waste. North Delhi Municipal Corporation opened one such site at Ajmal Khan Park on World Environment Day on Saturday.
In place of flower pots, the corporation reused old tyres, dustbins, defunct carts, water tanks and swings for planting saplings in the park. A splash of paint gave a fresh new look to these art projects.
“These corners give a new look to the park and also spread the message of reusing waste. There is a plan to develop a portion of the park on the same concept of ‘waste to art’ park and the project is in the planning stage,” said a north corporation official. “Meanwhile, we are in process of developing such corners at parks in east Punjabi Bagh and Rajendra Nagar.”

The civic body also launched a mega drive on Saturday to plant one lakh saplings during the monsoon. The drive was launched by MP Manoj Tiwari and mayor of north corporation Jai Prakash at the Mata Basanti Devi Park at Azad Market Chowk.

“We aim to complete the target with the help of various NGOs. We should also fix responsibilities for taking care of the plants and ensure their survival,” said Prakash
On the occasion, South Delhi Municipal Corporation also planted nearly 2,800 trees and shrubs on the occasion. “Broad-leaved trees species such as palash, ber (Ziziphus mauritiana), peepal and varieties of rudraksha, amaltas, ashoka (Saraca asoca), moulsari, neem, kachnar, champa and African mahogany were planted at various places,” said a SDMC official.

In the central zone, SDMC mayor Anamika planted trees at Harinagar ward. She said the plantation drive will be conducted with diligence and post care will also be given priority.