Koti Vruksha Andolan gaining momentum.
Around 400 saplings were planted near Vidyaranyapuram sewage farm premises as part of Koti Vruksha Andolan on Wednesday.
Forest department, in association with Mysuru City Corporation, took a step towards planting saplings across Sewage Farm Road and Mayor B L Bhyrappa launched the programme. Speaking to reporters, Bhyrappa said, “The state government has earmarked funds in its budget to hold Koti Vruksha Andolan across the state and has planned to plant eight crore saplings. As part of this initiative, MCC along with MUDA and forest department planted various saplings on the ring road junction recently. As part of the same initiative, we are planting 400 saplings of various seedlings across the sewage farm area.”
“There has been a lot of complaint about a foul smell emanating from the sewage area. If we plant more saplings, we could overcome the problem. Through this drive, we are not only planting saplings but also taking all the necessary measures to maintain them,” he said.
“In addition to this drive, we would also be planting 400 more saplings in coming days across the surroundings,” he added.
Deputy Mayor Vanitha Prasanna, Forest department officer Vijay Kumar and others were present.