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Amid pollution concerns in NCR, Noida to hold mega plantation drive

Press Trust of India  |  Noida (UP) 

As the National Capital Region continues to grapple with rising air pollution, is all set to hold a major drive on November 17, officials said Tuesday.

The Authority is aiming to achieve the goal of sowing 1.5 lakh saplings across the city-- breaking its own record of a single-day created on August 15 when 1,04,918 saplings were planted, they said.

"The massive plantation drive would be conducted on November 17," General Manager, Authority, told

He said saplings would be planted across 17 locations in the city to mitigate environmental woes.

The varieties include Jamun, Imli (tamarind), Neem, Amla, Peepal, Champa and Lily among many others, he said.

Between April 1 and October 31, the authority planted over two lakh saplings, another said.

The (CPCB) had recently revealed in its monthly report that Noida was the most determined to implement measures to tackle pollution among the five cities including Delhi, Ghaziabad, and

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 20:40 IST