-Radha Krishnan Singh
Vasai: The Municipal Corporation has started a new venture to increase and protect the trees in the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation area. According to which, after counting the trees in the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation area, it will be given a number. So that the information of each tree planted in the area is available with the Municipal Corporation. For this calculation GSI system has to be used.
There is an independent Tree Authority Department in the Municipal Corporation. Various works are done by this department including plantation, care, development of gardens, plantation in hills and vacant places in the city. Trees were counted in the year 2015. During that time there was talk of having 14 lakh trees in the city. After that, many programs were started for tree plantation. Due to which there has definitely been an increase in the number of trees, but in many places they are harmed by putting banners, posters, nails and wires on the trees, while the incidents of cutting trees, setting fires are often seen.
GSI tagging will be monitored
Now it will be monitored through GSI tagging. If the person is seen to be cutting or damaging the trees, the Municipal Corporation will take action under Section 8/21 of the Maharashtra Civil Area Tree Protection Act, 1975. Along with this, the Municipal Corporation will also keep an eye on this system whether the trees planted are growing properly or not. For this scheme, the Municipal Corporation is going to appoint an expert consultant, for which the tender has been floated and now three organizations have come forward for this. The institution selected for this work will be given the work of care for five years.
Numbering code will be given to the villages
Tree Authority Department, Deputy Commissioner Charushila Pandit said that along with the classification of the species name of the tree, species of fruit, height, color and its use etc., it will be given a numbering code. For this mobile software has to be developed. Tree census is to be done in the municipal area. GSI system is to be used in this scheme. Further action will be taken after appointing expert advisor for this.