NAREDCO along with the Ministry of Forest, Govt of Maha undertakes its 4th Tree Plantation drive
Smt. Amruta Fadnavis, Ambassador of Green Skyline and w/o Shri Devendra Fadnavis Ji, Chief Minister, Maharashtra along with Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, National President NAREDCO and Mr. Rajan Bandelkar, President, NAREDCO Maharashtra inaugurated the 4th Tree Plantation drive that had 1.5 lakh saplings being planted, as a part of the State Government’s goal of planting 33 crore trees by 2020, in Nagpur today. The activation was graced by the esteemed presence of Dr. Vikas Mahatame, Member of Parliament, Mr. Sameer Meghe, MLA, Hingna, Mr. Ashwin Mudgal, Collector, Nagpur District and Mr. Abhijith Bangar, IAS, Municipal Commissioner, Nagpur, amongst others.
“Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always thought that development should reach every village, every poor home and every farmer’s home. Their mission is to double the income of the farmers across Maharashtra and the country and I am very happy that NAREDCO has come forward today to fulfill this goal. My relationship with NAREDCO began since I moved to Mumbai. Since Mumbai is a concrete jungle, builders build the building as soon as they get space. But NAREDCO makes sure that greenery and nature should be there. NAREDCO has also responded well to the goal of planting 6 crore trees in Maharashtra and has implemented tree plantation campaigns with 1.5 lakh last year. I am happy that Fetri is now known not only in Maharashtra but also in the whole of India as an ideal village and we need to utilize scientific farming to move on and we will definitely help. Today, the Fetri is a model village and later it can be a model agricultural village and people from all over the country will come to see the fields and the same tourism will generate income.” – Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis, Ambassador of Green Skyline
“NAREDCO has coveted inclination towards maintaining the green fabric of Maharashtra. Green Skyline is an initiative dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the environmental health of the state. Amid this rapid rise of urbanization and development, individuals and institutes need to sense their responsibility towards Nature and conserve it by planting more trees. At NAREDCO, we foresee this as a stepping stone to encourage one and many to come forth and work towards the enhancement and sustenance of nature” said by Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, National President, NAREDCO.
As a part of this initiative, NAREDCO with the help of forest officials also donated fruit-bearing saplings and trees to the farmers from villages of Fetri, Kadwas & Kelzar in Nagpur region. “With the rise in global warming and alarming pollution levels, NAREDCO Maharashtra is fuelling Van Mahotsav, an annual week-long tree planting festival celebrated across the country” says Mr. Rajan Bandelkar, President, NAREDCO Maharashtra.
NAREDCO Maharashtra has been working towards social responsibilities like environment conservation, and is committed to sustainable growth by ensuring the environment is cared for in Mumbai as also the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) as also the state of Maharashtra. The tree plantation drive is distinct given its focus on not just planting, but also sustaining the plants. At the same time, the event seeks to foster a culture of responsibility towards nature among various stake-holders. NAREDCO Maharashtra will not only plant trees, but will also take care of them, in partnership with the Forest Ministry, Maharashtra. Realtor’s body National Real Estate Development Council has been organising tree plantation in association with the Forest Ministry, Government of Maharashtra for the past 3 years.