Nagpur Mayor urges central government to declare Neem tree national property Nagpur Today: Nagpur News
Preservation of the environment and development must go hand in hand, Tiwari stressed
Nagpur: The mayor of the city Dayashankar Tiwari said on Sunday that he had written a letter to the central government urging it to declare the Neem tree as national property. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) adopted a resolution in this regard. “Neem has medicinal values and is also revered in India. Each part of the tree has its own medicinal value. It releases oxygen, absorbs carbon dioxide, and this tree is available in every nook and cranny of the country. With all these advantages in mind, the government should think about its conservation and declare the Neem tree as a national asset, ”the mayor said in his letter.
The mayor further expressed concern about the city’s environmental status, but also supported the ambitious intermodal station project (IMS) in Ajni. “In the era of modernization, environmental conservation and development should go hand in hand, and the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is making determined efforts to transform Nagpur into a green city.
NMC has identified 75 locations north, east and south of Nagpur where it will establish 75 oxygen zones to improve the city’s green coverage. “Most of the city’s green cover is to the west of Nagpur. Due to the rapid development in the north, east and south of Nagpur, the city’s green belt has shrunk considerably, ”the mayor said and added:“ We will carry out a loose tree planting. (200 to 500 trees) in 75 different locations in the North, Nagpur East and South which will take place between July 1 and August 15.
When asked for his comment on Ajni Vann’s issue, the mayor said: decision after June 30. He further added: “Calling the green square of Ajni Railway Colony as ‘Ajni Vann’ is not just because a Vann (forest) is where animals and birds live together, and there is no animal habitat in this green square. ”said the mayor.