With an aim to enhance the green cover, protect air, water and check the environmental pollution, Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik on Friday inaugurated Miyawaki Forest Project in the industrial area of the city.
The project has been supported by EcoSikh in association with district administration and Prime Steels Processors.Addressing the gathering, the Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik said that this move was aimed to make green Ludhiana and 8200 trees were planted of 33 native species of the state in this forest project.
She said that the Japanese technique Miyawaki method was adopted for afforestation which ensures denser growth of plants and hence better carbon-dioxide absorption. She said that such a mini forest would be in fact a milestone in reducing greenhouse gases and making the environment healthy.
Malik exhorted the people to plant saplings and called that it is the bounden duty of everybody to make stupendous efforts for protecting the environment and giving a better future to the next generations by planting saplings.
Deputy Commissioner also appreciated Ecosikh and Prime Steels Processors for launching the project and added that if everyone will come forward to save the environment by planting and ensuring proper upkeep of saplings , Ludhiana will become the greenest city of the country.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included IGP Ludhiana Range Dr Kaustubh Sharma, Suman jain, Lokesh Jain, Rupali Jain, Bharat jain, Dewaker jain, Shikha jain, Divya jain, Prisha jain, Tanmay jain besides several others.