BHEL-Tiruchi plans to plant 2.5 lakh saplings of diverse species over the next two-and-a-half years to sustain air purity in the township.
The initiative was inaugurated on Wednesday as part of World Environment Day by R Padmanabhan, Executive Director, BHEL Tiruchi complex. The township already had one million trees, he said in his address.
Initially, 100 acres of land would be covered under the plantation drive in a phased manner. Around 55,000 saplings would be planted in 22 acres in the first phase, he said.
BHEL, Tiruchi, would get guidance from Tamil Nadu Papers Limited, Karur, for raising saplings of casuarina, malai vembu, mukizh, teak and other varieties, K Nagarajan, General Manager, Civil, said. Treated water from the sewage treatment plant would be utilised, he said.
(source : The Hindu)