Thursday, November 26, 2009

‘Save lakes and beautify Bangalore’

‘Save lakes and beautify Bangalore’



Express News ServiceFirst Published : 26 Nov 2009 03:54:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 26 Nov 2009 10:19:46 AM IST
BANGALORE: Bangalore is getting beautified. But according to Minister R Ashok, a new vision and fresh ideas can make the work on the environment and beautification of the city a whole lot better.
He said that instead of focusing on green lawns, parks in the cities should get more trees and plants.
After inaugurating a daylong seminar on ‘Beautification and Environment development of Bangalore city’ on Wednesday, he said that the lawns could add beauty to the parks but a more pertinent requirement is planting of trees.
“While we make efforts to develop new lakes, we can also at least make an effort to save them. The government is making effort to save the remaining lakes of the city,” he said.
“There is no dearth of funds and we have released enough money for the development of the lakes but we can do a better job only when such campaigns are supported by the public and environment organisations,” he said.
“People are not aware about environment issues and therefore the initiatives taken up by the government are not been put to use accordingly,” he added. He also suggested a reduction in the use of plastic.
BBMP Administrator KM Shivkumar also urged people to help the Palike clear encroachments.

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