Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice President Yudhvir Sethi launched tree plantation drive ata Ramtalai Temple at Old City area today in presence of party workers and prominent citizens of the area.
On the occasion, Yudhvir Sethi along with Parveen Kerni East Mandal president, gen Secretary Vipin Sharma Satpal Rathore planted saplings with an aim to sensitize people about environment issues.
Speaking on the occasion, Sethi said that all parks located in Jammu’s Old City are serving as ‘Green Lungs’ that require massive plantation. Over a period of time massive constructional activities have turned Jammu into concrete jungle and so save this old heritage city trees are required to be planted in parks, road sides, hill slopes and even in schools and colleges.
Sethi said that it is unfortunate that water bodies in old city or ponds that used to maintain ground water table and also serve as feeding source for cattle besides maintaining city temperature have vanished but efforts will be put in to save all green areas by going in for massive plantation drives. Taking a leaf from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swacch Bharat, this plantation drive also encourages us to keep our city clean and green.
Sethi assured the local population that every effort is being put in to address aspirations of common masses for which all out efforts are being made to ensure that issues concerning people are resolved on priority basis by the administration. He said be it construction of lanes, drains, parks, replacement of electric poles or cables or other issues confronting commoners are also being taken care of in this regime. He urged party workers to ensure that schemes launched by state as well as central government reach deserving without any pilferage.