Union home minister and Gandhinagar MP Amit Shah on Tuesday urged Amdavadis to transform the city into an urban centre with the largest green cover in India and the world. He said this while planting saplings on an Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) plot on Sindhu Bhavan Road in the Bodakdev area.
The Lok Sabha MP also urged AMC officials and representatives of people, who were present at the event, to set a target in this regard. “I appeal to the entire team of the municipal corporation that it should target to make Ahmedabad the city with the largest green cover not just in India, but in the world, and this is possible,” he said.
11 lakh saplings
The Union minister set an ambitious goal of planting 11 lakh saplings in the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency and asked citizens to become stakeholders in the drive along with government agencies and departments. He congratulated the AMC for taking the initiative of supplying tree saplings to people over a phone call and said this will help make Ahmedabad the greenest city.
The minister, while conveying a message from a young party worker in Uttar Pradesh, said, “Upload a tree on the earth, and you will get hundreds of likes from the cloud.”
हरियाली लोकसभा-गांधीनगर लोकसभा अभियान के अंतर्गत सभी विधानसभाओं में वृक्षारोपण का शुभारंभ किया।
वृक्ष जीवन का आधार होने के साथ पृथ्वी की समृद्धि के प्रतीक भी हैं। आज जब ग्लोबल वार्मिंग विश्व में एक सबसे बड़ा संकट है तब हम वृक्ष लगाकर पर्यावरण संरक्षण में अपना योगदान दे सकते हैं। pic.twitter.com/h9u8jS3N3E
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 22, 2021
Amit Shah’s two-day Gujarat visit
Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to the state. On Monday, he kick-started the free mega-vaccination drive for those aged above 18 in Gujarat. Shah also inaugurated the newly built flyover over Vaishno Devi Circle on SG Highway in Ahmedabad. The flyover connects Ahmedabad with Gandhinagar and is aimed at easing traffic congestion on SG Highway.
Later, he inaugurated the railway overbridge on Pansar-Chhatral road at a cost of Rs 34.92 crore and the APMC in Kalol, built at a cost of Rs 2 crore.
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