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Land fill site turns into museum of trees in Vadodara

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

In a unique initiative, the Municipal corporation (VMC)has converted a garbage dumping ground located at Vadsar on the outskirts of the city into a

Till the launch of the project in October 2016, garbage used to be dumped at that site. But the decided to stop dumping garbage there and planted saplings of nearly 100 varieties.

"Under the project, 12,663 saplings were planted on area of 50,000 square meters. All the trees have survived. This place has been named as 'Urban forest- Museum of Trees'," Dr said.

"Instead of earning a revenue of Rs 250 crore by selling the site, the took up this unique project of planting trees," he added.

The project will be formally inaugurated by Chief Minister tomorrow.

In a bid to improve the city's green cover, the civic body would undertake a plantation drive soon.

"One million saplings would be planted this year," he said.

city was once known as the 'city of banyan trees' owing to the large number of trees of this variety. But due to rapid industrial growth, the number of banyan trees dwindled over the years.

"Our endeavour is get back the past glory by planting trees across the city," Rao said.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 13:25 IST