The government has selected 103 colonies for encouraging various Green measures of which 79 colonies are located in Delhi and the rest are in other states. For each of the selected 103 colonies, the Directorate of Estates, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has carried out various green measures to promote ease of living. The activities are being taken up in a campaign mode over 100 days from 15.7.2019 till 15.10.2019 and will continue thereafter.
As part of the mission the following activities are being undertaken:
- cleaning and greening of open space through plantation
- rain water harvesting – awareness and construction
- sensitization on source segregation of household waste and orientation and capacity building on home composting
Nodal Officers were appointed from the Directorate, CPWD and ULBs to liaison with Resident Welfare Association to ensure maximum public participation.
Yesterday Shri Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State(I/c) for Housing & Urban Affairs launched a mobile app, “mHariyali,” which is aimed to encourage Public engagement in planting trees and other such Green drives. People can now upload information/photos of any plantation done by them, which is linked to app and will be displayed on the website www.epgc.gov.in. The App provides for automatic geo-tagging of plants. This app will also enable nodal officers to periodically monitor the plantation.
It may be remembered here that a mass plantation drive “Haryali Mahotsav” was launched in San Martin Park, Chanakyapuri on 28.7.2019 by Secretary HUA in which approximately 500 plants were planted and about 150 people, including students, had participated. To date, 21,756 plants, including fruit plants have planted in these 103 colonies and more than 3800 people have participated.
Further, 25 Rain Water Harvesting structures were constructed and 307 systems were augmented. For generating awareness about source segregation of waste and home composting solutions, 57,782 SMSs were sent to allottees of Government colonies, and 76 Exhibitions were held to sensitize the public.