PUNE: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) Pune and Western India Chartered Accountants Students Association (WICASA) had jointly organised ‘Fruit Seeds Plantation’ on the World Fruit Seed Plantation Day, which is celebrated on July 15.
The drive was organised at ARAI tekdi, Bhamburda forest area. Seeds of tamarind, guava, chikoo, mango, custard apple, behada, Indian gooseberry, jackfruit, jambul, dates and almond were planted on the tekdi from 9 am to 2 pm on Sunday. In this event, more than 70 youngsters participated.
Rajesh Agarwal, Secretary of ICAI, said, “To sow seeds, mid-July is the right time as monsoon starts in India from June and by July the water penetrates into the mud, due to which the seeds get important nutrients to grow in a faster way. If saplings are planted on this tekdi, then the mud will not flow away with the water. Also, the trees will play an important role in near future. For this reason, from last year onwards, on World Fruit Seed Plantation Day, we are sowing seeds. The NGOs, who are connected with us, look after the plantations and take care of it.”