Amritsar, 11th August 2016: The Plantation Program of EcoAmritsar is in full swing, and resident colonies participating in the project are now opting for enhancing their lifestyles with extended Eco Friendly living programs. A site meeting of the Municipal Commissioner, Sonali Giri IAS, with the residents of Paradise Greens & Palm Grove colonies, was organised by EcoAmritsar on 11th August 2016. During the meeting the residents opted for their own garbage management program as suggested by Ms. Giri. Under this Solid Liquid Waste Management Program (SLP), the State will provide dust bins to the colony for waste segregation. A team of rag-pickers will collect the solid waste (glass, plastic, metal) for recycling, while the organic waste will be composted thereby creating an eternal supply of manure for the colony and its open spaces. Ms. Giri expressed her satisfaction at the ongoing plantation programs being undertaken in the colonies by EcoAmritsar & its stakeholders.
Sonali Giri MC Amritsar with residents of Palm Grove Colony:
She exhorted the residents to ensure that the saplings are protected for two years so that they serve the families for an entire lifetime. Ms. Giri congratulated the gathering of Palm Grove and Paradise Greens residents and planted a tree in the colony along with the teams from EcoAmritsar, WWF, Baba Sewa Singh Khadur Sahib & the residents. Gunbir Singh, Chairman, EcoAmritsar stated that we shall be happy to provide the wherewithal & coordination for the project for all communities that are willing to become Zero Garbage colonies, and therefore self sustainable. To meet the targeted Clean & Green Amritsar Goal by 2017, our teams are working in tandem with institutions & citizens alike who are willing to participate in the betterment of the city, and in turn improving the environmental conditions of their dwelling areas.