TMC Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal has taken up an initiative of increasing the oxygen bank for the lake city by planting ten thousand trees on the occasion of the World Environment Day .
The civic team planted around 10,000 trees including indigenous, medicinal, aromatic and flower bearing trees at Kavesar . “The initiative is a good way to increase the oxygen bank in Thane city,” said an official.
Due to rapid urbanisation, the city has turned into a concrete jungle and the green members, which are natural oxygen suppliers, have fallen prey to various development projects. “We are now looking at increasing the urban forest within the city limits itself,” said an officer.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, an expert team has been formed that will suggest measures for developing eco friendly societies in the city.