Srinagar Municipal Corporation today kick started plantation drive. The drive which was inaugurated by Commissioner SMC Riyaz Ahmed Wani was organized by Floriculture Officer SMC Zahoor Ahmed Shah in collaboration with Chief Sanitation Officer Mohhmad Akbar Sufi.
The plantation drive began near Bakhshi stadium where SMC planted multiple species of plants/saplings.
The plantation was also taken up at Lalded hospital in presence of its senior staff members.
The motive of planting trees shall not only beautify the surroundings but shall also provide clean and fresh environment to the people living in and around Srinagar city, said Commissioner SMC.
He further 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.
All the senior Municipal Officers including Ward Officers participated in the event and planted around 1000 saplings at many places across the city.
Meanwhile the civic body also launched the plantation drive at Soura 90 Feet near footpaths and other green patches, including Safa KadalAlijan road, Pantha Chowk and Malkha.
Different species of trees including pussy willows, cuprous, conifer, chinar saplings and other ornamental trees were planted on the occasion.