Monday, August 17, 2009

MindTree plants 8,000 saplings to green city

MindTree plants 8,000 saplings to green city

Bosky Khanna. Bangalore



While most parts of Bangalore city are losing their green cover for various infrastructure works, a few organisations are striving to make up for the lost green cover on the city's outskirts.
MindTree, a global IT solutions company, along with Eco-watch, a city-based non-government organisation, is creating a mini forest across 50 acres of land, which is a part of the All India Radio land off Doddabalapur Road, under the tag 'Madhure'.
NS Parthasarathy, CEO-Testing, Infrastructure Management, MindTree, said that the company had embarked on planting 8,000 saplings of local species and create a mini forest over the years. "The aim of this project is to create a carbon sink and help restore the lost green cover. We aim to plant 8,000 saplings by August 22 and want our employees to visit the plants regularly and take care of them. The 8,000 saplings is one plant for each employee. They will be planted as well as maintained by the NGO Eco-Watch," Parthasarathy said.
He added that they are focused on planting only native species, as they would require less maintenance and would also grow fast. This will help revive the green cover at a quicker pace.

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