Ashu presses for increasing city’s green cover

Ashu presses for increasing city’s green cover

Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu plants a sapling in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ashwani dhiman

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Ludhiana, August 1

Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu today directed Municipal Corporation (MC) to undertake a massive plantation drive on vacant land for making the city greener.

Kick-starting a plantation drive organised by Education Culture Private Limited in E-block of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar here, the minister said that more and more saplings must be planted on the vacant land which would not only enhance the green cover but would also help in checking environmental pollution.

He said tree plantation was the need of the hour. “Depleting green cover is a cause of concern for everybody as it poses a serious threat to the environment and human health.”

Ashu lauded the plantation drive held by environment-lovers, government departments, educational institutions and private entities and said that every individuals must come forward to save the earth by planting more and more saplings.

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