The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has planned to grow trees in vacant sites belonging to it, across the city.
Addressing a gathering after planting a sapling at the BBMP premises on the occasion of World Environment Day on Wednesday, Commissioner M Lakshminarayana said he has instructed officials to plant saplings at vacant BBMP sites in all eight zones.
According to this plan, two saplings will be planted in sites with dimension 60x40, three in 50x80 sites and four in sites measuring more than 50x80. If there is space of one acre, 25 saplings will be planted.
In order to make tree-felling operations in Bangalore transparent, the BBMP has planned to upload data about trees that need to be felled on their website. This service will be made available within the next three months. The BBMP is also planning to take up tree mapping exercises to get acute and scientific data of trees and saplings in Bangalore.
Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy pointed out that during this year’s monsoon, the BBMP has planned to plant a total of 1.6 lakh saplings in Bangalore.