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Project to be implemented in Hosur

For posterity: Collector C.N. Maheshwaran (second right) inaugurating the massive tree planting programme at the ASTC Road near TNSTC bus depot in Hosur on Wednesday.
For posterity: Collector C.N. Maheshwaran (second right) inaugurating the massive tree planting programme at the ASTC Road near TNSTC bus depot in Hosur on Wednesday.

Over 10,000 tree saplings will be planted in the industrial town of Hosur in Krishnagiri district, District Collector C.N. Maheshwaran said here on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the massive tree-planting programme in association with the Forest Department at the ASTC Road near the TNSTC bus depot, Mr. Maheshwaran told reporters that the district administration had taken efforts to improve the green cover through massive tree-planting programme in the district.

The programme to plant 2 lakh tree saplings was inaugurated by K.P. Munusamy, Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development, at Krishnagiri on September 11. Hosur will be given maximum attention, as it boasts of many industries and vehicular population is high.

Carbon emission

Keeping this in mind, maximum number of trees would be planted to neutralise the carbon emitted by the vehicles in the town.

During the first phase, the administration has planned to plant at least 5,000 tree saplings in and around Hosur town.

The trees planted would be maintained by the authorities in association with the various Chamber of Commerce, Hosur Small and Tiny Industries Association (HOSTIA), NGOs, Social Clubs such as Lions Clubs, big and small industrial establishments in the town.

During the first phase the tree saplings would be planted in all the government offices and government schools and later on it would be extended to private companies.

Mr. Maheshwaran appealed the people of the district to extend their cooperation in the administration's efforts to increase the green cover in the district and make it as carbonless district in the state.

HOSTIA Vice-President, V. Gnanasekaran, Hosur Municipal Chairman N.S. Madheshwaran, Commissioner N. Vimala, Assistant Conservator of Forests C.H. Padma and officials from Agriculture Department participated.

In the first phase, administration has planned to plant at least 5,000 saplings in and around Hosur town.

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