STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 5 July
 A tree plantation drive is going to be organised by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) from 10 July till August in the open spaces and road dividers of NDMC area. The civic body is all set plant 3,000 trees and 50,000 tree seedlings.
The NDMC horticulture department today informed that the tree plantation drive would help the civic body plant more saplings in the season. "We have already planned the plantation areas for the drive," said the official.   "The civic body would now tap the large area in NDMC and plant about 3,000 saplings. We are also encouraging various ministers and entrepreneurs to participate in the drive," said the official, adding, "Students of NDMC schools will be taking active part in the drive. Apart from this we are also providing saplings to all the NDMC hospitals, libraries and offices asking the concerned officers to plant saplings on their premises."  He also said the civic body covers large part of the city and has a green cover of 20 per cent on its own while various schools, colleges, NGOs and individuals helped in planting more trees which is adding volume to the green cover. Aformer Director of NDMC, Horticulture department  said the civic body should not only focus on planting saplings but should also take efforts to make sure that they survive.