City BJP plans to plant bamboo to cut pollution

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 8 September 2018

Maharashtra Bamboo Development Board’s Managing Director TSK Reddy, City Engineer Prashant Waghmare, Garden Department head Ashok Ghorpade, Estate and Management department head Anil Mulay were also present in the meeting on Friday.

Pune: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to implement the Kalpavriksha project to reduce pollution in the city by planting bamboo trees in open spaces in the city. BJP city unit chief Yogesh Gogawale met Municipal Commissioner Saurabh Rao and discussed the project with him.

Maharashtra Bamboo Development Board’s Managing Director TSK Reddy, City Engineer Prashant Waghmare, Garden Department head Ashok Ghorpade, Estate and Management department head Anil Mulay were also present in the meeting on Friday.

Gogawale proposed ‘Kalpataru project’ to control pollution in the city. He has suggested to plant bamboo in PMC-owned amenity spaces, sewage treatment plant premises and Bio-Diversity Park (BDP) land 
Gogawale said, “In the first phase, bamboo will be planted in all corporation gardens and sewage treatment premises and BDP land. Corporation has shown positive response to plant bamboo on BDP land and they are going to write a letter to the State government to provide BDP land. Bamboo Development Board has tabled a proposal of planting bamboo on 125 hectares of government land in BDP area.” 

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