Sunday, September 17, 2006

BMP gears up to celebrate Ozone Day

BMP gears up to celebrate Ozone Day
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: Ozone Day is round the corner and the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) along with Horticulture Department is all geared up to green the Garden City in a big way.

Over one lakh saplings will be distributed across the City in next 45 days. Medicinal plants, flowering plants and fruit bearing plants will be distributed and planted at parks, hospitals, schools, play grounds, railway lines, prayer centres and graveyards coming under all the 100 wards of BMP.

On Saturday, Mayor Mumtaz Begum and President of Kannada Development Authority Siddhalingaih will initiate tree-planting programme. A special programme has been arranged at Ward no 75 at the BMP Girl’s High School in Jogipallya Ulsoor.

“BMP had recently constituted a ‘Biodiversity Management Committee’ under the chairmanship of A N Yellappa Reddy, former Secretary of the Government for Forest and Ecology. The recommendations of the committee will be implemented in the 45-day programme,” Udapudi D Krishna, Tree Officer BMP, told this paper.

“Distribution of tree saplings was a ongoing programme of the BMP and we will take it in a big way on the occasion of World Ozone Day.

The sapling distribution programme will be undertaken by BMP along with the Horticulture Department, local corporators, MLAs, MPs, Residents Welfare Associations, School children, NSS volunteers and Scouts and Guides,” he added.

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