SMC launches plantation drive

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Srinagar: Srinagar Municipal Corporation Monday launched a plantation drive near Bakhshi Stadium. The drive inaugurated by Commissioner SMC Mr Riyaz Ahmed Wani was organized by Floriculture Officer SMC Zahoor Ahmed Shah in collaboration with Chief Sanitation Officer Mohhmad Akbar Sufi.
Plantation was also taken up at Lal Ded hospital in presence of its senior staff members. Wani said planting trees would not only beautify the surroundings but also provide clean and fresh environment to the people living in and around srinagar city.
He said with this initiative the pristine glory of Srinagar city shall be regained and it will also help in achieving the mission of cleaner city Around 1000 saplings were planted at many places across the city, a statement issued by SMC said.
The civic body also launched plantation drive at Soura 90 Feet near footpaths and other green patches, including Safa Kadal Alijan road, Pantha Chowk and Malkha Different species of trees including pussy willows, cuprous, conifer, chinar saplings and other ornamental trees were planted in the drive.