Kolkata, Aug 1 : Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will take part in a walk today
to create awareness on environment. The walk, titled ‘Save Green, Stay Clean’ will start from Birla Planetarium and will conclude at Nazrul Mancha.People from all walks of life, representatives of different NGOs, school and college students will take part in it.
The rally will start at 3pm and will pass through Harish Mukherjee Road, Hazra
Road, SP Mukherjee Road and Southern Avenue before reaching Nazrul Mancha. The chief minister has over and over again expressed her concern about the conservation of the environment. Among the recent announcements made/steps taken by the State Government and municipal bodies with regard to the environment are: Launching the programme, ‘Save Water, Save Life’ to highlight water conservation issues. Designating July 12 as ‘Save Water Day’ the chief minister urging people to keep open spaces intact in flats and housing
complexes and planting trees with a view to increasing green cover. Civic bodies going for massive afforestation, with free saplings being distributed
to the people.
Strict measures against attempts made to fill up water bodies. All gram panchayats and zilla parishads to do rainwater harvesting and ensure
groundwater is not drawn rampantly. Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) proposing to make rainwater harvesting mandatory in large housing complexes
KMC proposing setting up of special zone for cleaning vehicles with unfiltered
water, so as not to waste filtered piped water. UNI