The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)
Bio-fencings are lines of trees or shrubs planted on farm or field boundaries that provide protection against cattle and wildlife, enrich the soil, and provide shade.
“We are planning to plant saplings along the lake land. These saplings will serve as a bio-fence for the land. Thousands of well-grown saplings will be planted on the edges of lake land to prevent encroachments,’’ said BBMP Special Commissioner for Lakes, Estates, Forest,
The BBMP has been maintaining two nurseries at Kempapura and Doddabasti in Mahadevapura Zone, Attur in Yelahanka Zone, Jnanabharathi in RR Nagar Zone, and
3,76,500 10×16 saplings and the
The BBMP will give land, saplings and help transport saplings to the locations. We want citizens who are interested in afforesting our city to come forward to plant saplings and nurture them for at least two years
– Rajkumar Dugar, co-founder of Koti Vruksha Sainya
“We use the well-grown saplings to make the bio fence. Planting of saplings will be done under the guidance of BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta and BBMP Administrator Rakesh Singh. We will take environmentalists’ help to take the plantation drive forward,’’ said the BBMP Special Commissioner.
The BBMP plans to plant saplings at Gubbalala lake, Dodda Kallasandra, Puttenahalli, Yelenahalli, Konappana Agrahara, Basapura, Kammanahalli (Meenakshi Lake), Ibbalur, Sarakki, Subrayana, Kempath Halli, Kelagina Byrasandra, Devasandra, Jimkenahalli Nagareshwara Nagenhalli,
Mahadevapura-2, Garudacharpalya, Gangashetty, Hoodi Giddanakere, Gunjur Palya, Chikkabasti, Thalghattapura, Gowdana Palya, Mestri Palya, Bairasandra, Attur, and Veerasagara.
He said the BBMP Horticulture Department plans to discuss with the Deputy Commissioners of Bengaluru Urban and
Rajkumar Dugar, co-founder of Koti Vruksha Sainya, said the planting of saplings will be done with public participation. “The BBMP will give land, saplings and help transport saplings to the locations. We want citizens who are interested in afforesting our city to come forward to plant saplings and nurture them for at least two years. Even if every citizen of our city plants one sapling each and takes care of it, Bengaluru will get richer by 1.3 crore trees,’’ said Dugar.