Navi Mumbai can be termed as a green city with its lush mangroves, hilly terrains and trees, nurseries which have mushroomed across the city have added to this green cover, painting the city green. Apart from the civic body’s various clean and green initiatives, which has generated an awareness and interest among the people on tree plantation, the nurseries which have come up in large numbers in Navi Mumbai should be given due credit for promotion of greenery. About 35 to 40 big nurseries and a number of small ones, dotting the city, give a new look to it. The nurseries deal with almost all varieties of plants. They are located along the roadsides and at busy traffic junctions. A glance at the colourful roses and different varieties of flowering plants is enough to draw women to the nurseries. They do not mind shelling out a few extra bucks to own the potted plants. The hybrid fruit-bearing plants, ornamental and bonsai varieties catch the fancy of youth. The cost of the saplings depends on their demand. The peak sales are during monsoon time and the sales take a dip during summer. Nursery dealers say that it is always a refreshing change for people to have small potted plants alongside roads. Nature lovers who wander in these nurseries express that greenery is needed, very much needed for our health and well being. The nurseries are, doubtless, playing a significant role in greening the city. And this greenery gives us incomparable pleasure, so let’s make an attempt to plant more trees. With cameraperson Vivek Gaikwad, Shilpa Suryawanshi for NMTV News.
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