BBMP to plant 1 lakh saplings across Bengaluru city

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BBMP to plant 1 lakh saplings across Bengaluru city

BBMP to plant 1 lakh saplings across Bengaluru city

SC VC   ¦    Jun 05, 2019 07:23:27 PM (IST)

BBMP to plant 1 lakh saplings across Bengaluru city-1Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to plant 1 lakh saplings across Bengaluru city.

Several huge trees in the city were uprooted due to heavy rains recently. BBMP Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun held a meeting with the experts on Tuesday, June 4, to discuss the necessary measures to save trees in the city. Gangambike Mallikarjun, after the meeting, informed that 1 lakh saplings would be planted across the city, which will cost around Rs 5 Crore. He also said that 75,000 saplings are ready to be planted.

As many as 100 trees were uprooted on May 25 and 26, due to heavy rains. Many electric poles and vehicles in the city were damaged by the broken branches of trees, and one man lost his life.

A tender has been called in 8 areas of the city to plant 1 lakh trees and passed in four areas. "If the saplings are planted in a right way and taken good care of, the trees will not fall, no matter how heavy the rains are," said Deputy Conservator of Forests M K Chola Raju.