Mark your Calendar July 9, Sunday a Day for Belagavi to make it Green
Pyaas foundation has commenced the co-ordination of a Huge project which plans to make Belagavi more greener and sustainable and Vijay Karnataka is one of the main organiser of the said Green drive.
Pyaas Foundation is now heading to a new project with the commencement of Monsoon which is `Go Green Mission (GGM)’. Under the mission, the Foundation in association with Belagavi City Corporation (BCC) and Forest Department will be planting about 20,000 trees in various parts of the city from July 9.
Pyaas Foundation President Dr Madhav Prabhu said the main problem is trees are being cut to make way for infrastructure, especially on the roads. The largest trees lost are on roads and realistically, it takes about 20 years for trees to grow that big.
Go Green Mission aims not only to plant saplings, but to look after them till they become independent trees. And it is just not the Pyaas Foundation, but a request to each and every person in the city to join our hands in helping Belagavi to become greener and healthier, he said.
Pyaas Foundation Vice President Abhimanyu Daga informed that under the GGM project, about 10,000 saplings will be planted in various open spaces of Belagavi city corporation. Whereas about 5,000 sapling will be planted in the road dividers and another 5,000 in private lands. He said that BCC will be providing pits and forest department saplings for planting them. Wherever required, the Foundation will be providing tree guards, each worth Rs 150, he added.
Organisations like KLE Society, Lions Club and Belgaum Skaters Academy have already joined hands with Pyaas Foundation for making GGM project a success, said Pyaas Foundation Director Kiran Nippanikar.
He said that all the members of the Foundation are engaged in meeting people, creating awareness among them about the importance of tree plantation programme in the current scenario and trying to convenience them to join the GGM project.
Deputy Conservator of Forest B V Patil assured to provide as many as saplings required for the GGM project. But, he said that just planting sapling will not end the job. Taking care till the sapling turn in to trees is very important, he cautioned.
Pyaas Foundation has called up on the people to spare two to three hours per day for planting saplings and taking care of them, in their respective areas. For the same, saplings, pits and if required tree guards will be provided by it to them.
Various organisations residents organisations, Associations have come forward to take this ahead and each one can do it on his/her own.
Please co-ordinate with Kiran – 97426 67777