Environment bodies backed by corporates are developing two areas in delhi-ncr using the miyawaki technique of forestation.
The forests can cut air pollution and reduce noise pollution 30% more than other forests.
“The project started in November 2018 and now the saplings stand tall and dense. The area will be with us till January 2023 after which it will be handed over to the Railways.
The Forest Department converted the area's barren patches through Miyawaki technique to trap heat and create oxygen zones.
In December last year, a unique ‘Miyawaki’ forest with 2,000 saplings set its roots in a common park area for numerous apartments in the Jigani-Bommasandra Link Road.
The Miyawaki model of afforestation, which was popularised by Japanese botanist, Akira Miyawaki has been a game-changer in contributing towards mitigating climate change.
A project to develop 100 Miyawaki forests in Kattakada constituency was launched on Saturday.
Director-General of Prisons Rishiraj Singh formally inaugurated the planting of the Miyawaki forest a few days back.
Rapid urbanisation has led to the creation of heat islands in the city, so much that the past few years have witnessed a rise in average temperature by at least two degrees here.