The Deli Municipal Corporation plans to develop at least 20 mini-forests in densely populated areas as part of its 2022 annual green development action plan. This year, the corporation released data on 85,000 trees and 520,000 shrubs this year.
Due to lack of space, the existing municipal parks, regional offices, schools, toilets, sidewalks, and community centers have been identified due to lack of space. “In East Delhi, we had a disturbing farm near Maur Vihar about a year ago. We are satisfied with the process. “Welcome to, five more such Miyawaki forests, such as Yamuna Vihar, Sunder Nagari and Nand Nagari,” he said.
The Miwaki method involves planting two to four trees per square meter. This method, developed by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, involves growing thousands of species of trees together in a small area. Compared to the traditional forest, the Miwaki forest is often dense and grows in two to three years.
Last year, the Horticulture Department of the three corporations planted about 8,000 additional trees and set up 17 ‘small forests’. These ‘small forests’ are set up in areas such as C-2 block Keshav Puram, Shankar Road and f near Azadpur Garden Market. “This year, ‘highly forested mini-forests will be set up in 20 locations … The highest number of vegetation areas will be developed in the Khavፑvፑram zone and seven sites have been selected for the project,'” the official said.
In terms of distribution of 85,000 new trees, the two zones in the Eastern Delhi (north of Shahadra north and Shahadra south) are expected to have 20,000 tree seedlings, 35,000 plants in four southern deli zones (Central, South, West and Najagarh) and 6,000 plants in 6 North Delhi zones.
East Delhi Space Crisis
The two zones under East Delhi have unplanned areas (more than 80 percent) with relatively small parks and green belts, which poses a serious challenge to the region’s growing green cover. Under MCD there are more than 15,000 parks, about 15% of which are located in East Delhi.
The civic body will plant 20,000 trees and 80,000 shrubs in the region. The Eastern Delhi Fruit and Drop Authority said the corporation will focus on filling in the gaps between existing trees, replacing dead trees and increasing green cover in 92 parks.
“Compared to other parts of the city, most of the colonies are unplanned and the area in the Eastern Delhi is low. We can only plant new trees on the sidewalks, the central edge and the park border walls. He said it is suitable for the development of dense forests in the area.
For his part, CRBabu, head of the Center for the Conservation of Ecological Environment (CMDE), said that although Miawaki techniques can be used occasionally, especially in densely populated areas, three-layer plant-based plants should be performed simultaneously. The forest.
“The disturbing technique focuses on planting too many trees in a very tight spot, in which low-grade plants are missed. Yes, but common forests are important and agencies need to strike a balance between the two.