Chhattisgarh’s Capital, Raipur Is Demolishing Buildings In Order To Plant More Trees!

We live in a world where infrastructure holds great relevance. Everyday trees are being cut in all parts of the country as we are constantly developing the infrastructure. However, this one city in Chhattisgarh is doing the reverse. Raipur is actually demolishing buildings so that they can plant more trees.

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The government along with the local authorities has initiated to plant trees on the 18 acres of land in the heart of the city. The land was once home to government buildings and houses which are now in dilapidated condition. Instead of renovating the buildings and putting the land to commercial use, the government is planting trees and planning to create something like the Central Park located in New York.

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This 18 acres of land has been set apart to create an oxy zone in the city. It is a very major step for Raipur as the city holds the seventh position on the list of the most polluted cities in the country and this initiative will definitely improve the city’s condition.

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The area was also home to around 80 underprivileged families that have been relocated to newly constructed houses. Along with the forest, the government will also get a  museum constructed on this land in order to add more cultural heritage to it.

The planting of saplings will begin around monsoon and is expected to get done within the next ten months. The oxy-zone will be open to the public for meditation, yoga and jogging.

Way to go, Raipur. You’re setting an example for the rest of the country! We need such kind of initiative to improve the climate and make the world a better place.

What do you think about Raipur’s refreshing step towards picking nature over commercialization? Let us know in the comment section!

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