MCG opens one plant nursery each in 4 zones

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has set up nurseries in four zones of the city, one each in Kadipur village, Sector 15-I, Biodiversity Park, and in Sector 46, the civic body announced in a statement issued on Monday.

MCG officials said that the plants and trees being nurtured in these nurseries are meant to be used exclusively by the civic body for its plantation drive. These cannot be purchased by citizens. Two lakh plants and trees will be nurtured in these nurseries, of which 35,000 saplings are ready, they said.

“The idea is to ensure that plants can be grown by the civic body instead of purchasing them from private nurseries. We are expecting some of the saplings to be ready for transplantation in August, while the rest will be made available in the monsoon season next year,” MCG public relation officer SS Rohilla said,

While some plant species were collected locally, seeds for various timber-producing trees were procured from Dehradun.

Some plant varieties that will be grown in the nurseries include gulmohar (royal poinciana), simal (bombax ceiba), kachnar (bauhinia variegate), babool (gum arabic tree), peepal (sacred fig), and fruit trees of papaya, pomegranate and guava, among others, MCG officials said.

The plan to construct these nurseries in each of MCG’s four zones was approved in November last year, and work started in December.

First Published:
May 14, 2019 03:17 IST

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