NBCC, a PSU realty company, which drew public and court ire for large scale tree-felling for a housing project in south Delhi, has started a plantation drive in New Moti Bagh area of the national capital.
“With this drive today, we have achieved our target of planting 3,200 trees this monsoon at NMB. All these trees are upwards of 5 feet each,” NBCC Chairman-cum-Managing Director Anoop Kumar Mittal said in a statement.
NBCC said that till date, a total of almost 12,500 trees have been planted in the 113-acre campus which has a green cover of upwards of 70 per cent where the firm was initially given a permit to cut 181 trees for redevelopment of the colony.
“We have developed the New Moti Bagh complex, which is among one of the green spaces in the city. Similarly, in Kidwai Nagar, where we have almost completed the project, we have planted over 10 times of what had to be cut,” Mittal said.
At the East Kidwai Nagar colony 7,647 trees have already been planted as part of the replantation drive post completion of construction and another 2,000 shall be planted this monsoon season, the statement said.
As part of ongoing green initiative, NBCC has conducted plantation drives across its project sites throughout the country where it has planted 23,865 trees till date.