In a unique initiative taken by Municipal Commissioner, Dinesh Chandra Singh to enhance greenery in Ghaziabad, the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) in line with the Municipal Commissioner’s orders is developing a nursery of its own where from seeds saplings will be grown for plantation in the city as well as this could be also a money spinner for the GNN in the long run as the saplings can be sold to the interested persons. Having its own nurseries will also save costs for the GNN.
Two nurseries will be developed by the GNN—one in Kavi Nagar Zone at the GNN’s nursery and the other in Vasundhara Zone at Sec 12, Parmanand Vatika.
Dinesh Chandra Singh today sowed seeds in the Kavi Nagar nursery today to mark the beginning of this exercise.
The GNN is aiming to grow at least 80,000 saplings in Kavi Nagar nursery while a target of 50,000 is set for the Vasundhara one.
The Municipal Commissioner praised the efforts of horticulture department officials namely Dr Anuj Kumar Singh, Deshraj Singh and Dinesh Sharma –who was also felicitated with a Rs 501 cash award for developing the nursery.
Singh said that the vermi-compost produced in Nandi Park and leaf compost produced in all other parks would only be used in these nurseries.
At least 70 benches that had been repaired by the GNN civil staff were also asked to be installed at various parks of the GNN. The civil engineer was also directed to repair the damaged grills on dividers.