Ludhiana’s ‘Green Man’ and IRS officer Rohit Mehra, who works for environmental protection while doing the job, is once again in the headlines. He has started a unique hospital and ambulace in Amritsar, Punjab, with the help of which trees and plants will be treated. In a special conversation with Indiatimes ,, Rohit says that it is his endeavor to treat trees and plants like humans.
Tree ambulance will be free to treat trees and plants
Punjab: Rohit Mehra from Amritsar has started tree ambulance & clinic service at his residence.
“We’ve collaborated with experts & provide different services for trees that need healing. Trees also have life as proven by our scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose,”he said
– ANI (@ANI) February 21, 2021
For this, he has started a tree ambulance and hospital. With its help, more than 30 diseases will be treated. Rohit appeals that if any tree or plant falls ill, do not uproot it. Treating plants like humans is also possible. According to him, for treating trees and plants, there will be a team of experts in his tree ambulance, who is capable of treating plant diseases.
Rohit has also released a number (8968339411), through which people of the city can contact and seek the help of tree ambulance to treat their trees. The special thing is that all trees and plants will be treated absolutely free. Rohit has named his tree ambulance as ‘Pushpa Tree and Plant Hospital and Dispensary’. It may be noted that Rohit has devoted his life to planting trees.
Has prepared more than 25 small forests!
When people came to know about this, then they started contacting Rohit. Also requested that they help in greening their vacant lands. Rohit himself says that an industrialist of Jagras, about 40 km from Ludhiana, had requested him to convert a 6,000-square-foot plot into a forest.
The industrialist was running a factory, due to which the environment around him was very polluted. So he wanted to combat pollution by planting trees in his vacant area. With the help of Rohit, he succeeded in it. It was a big change for Rohit. Actually, he had not prepared such a big forest before this.
500 vertical gardens made of plastic bottles
Punjab: Using waste plastic, an IRS officer sets up Vertical Gardens to tackle air pollution in Ludhiana.
“Using at least 70 tonnes of waste plastic bottles as pots, we’ve set-up more than 500 vertical gardens at public places,” says Rohit Mehra, Addl Commissioner, Income Tax pic.twitter.com/LN6BYjb6VU
– ANI (@ANI) December 20, 2020
For how to build forests in a short period of time, Rohit mentions the Miyawaki technique of Japan. According to them Miyawaki is a special technique, with the help of which three types of plants (shrubby, medium sized trees and big trees giving shade) can be planted in the ground and made into forest. It was developed by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki.
Rohit has also made 500 vertical gardens at public places in Ludhiana with the help of about 70 tonnes of waste bottles of plastic. He credits his child for this work. Rohit says that his child came to him one day and said that the father has discharged the school due to air pollution. After that, he was forced to think what he can do for good air.
A few days later, he took a step forward as a solution to this and, with the help of around 70 tonnes of useless bottles, made ‘500 vertical gardens’ at public places in Ludhiana.
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