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Plantation drive begins in earnest, target is 5L

Source: Economic Times, Date: , 2015

With the first few showers already moistening Delhi's otherwise arid landscape, the forest department has started its annual plantation drive. The target is to plant at least five lakh saplings. Hopes exist of better participation from residents this year. Accompanied by 3-4 MLAs in each of the three zones—South, North and West— AAP volunteers will participate in a ceremonial plantation drive next month, as part of the Delhi government's drive against air pollution. "Political representatives from each ward wanted to participate in the drive. But we have decided to include 3-4 MLAs for each zone. This apart, the forest department will be conducting its own plantation campaign," said a forest department official. Alongside the department, about 19-20 horticulture wings of other agencies like corporations and the public works department will plant 8 lakh more saplings.

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