Srinagar Municpal Corporation (SMC) has decided to kick start a major drive to improve the green cover within the municipal limits of the city.
SMC Commissioner Gazanfer Ali has directed the officials of the corporation to work on a roadmap to increase plantation drives on roadsides and central kerbs. "Appropriate varieties of plants and trees should be used in open places. The increased green cover is likely to reduce dust particles in the air," Mr. Ali said.
The SMC will focus on all the city wards in the plantation drive.
The commissioner also directed the staff to start cleanliness drives and timely sprinkling of water on the dusty stretches so that pedestrians walk over clean and healthy stretches.