Rotary Club Ahmedabad Metro initiates a “green belt” project

Mr. Dipen Mehta, one of our regional coordinators in India, tells us about his recent tree-planting activities.

He tells us that on July 2, the Rotary Club Ahmedabad got together to kick off a ‘tree planting festival’!

Approximately 45 Rotary Club Ahmedabad Metro members, their spouses, and children got together, and planted a total of 35 trees!

The trees planted are a mixture of Banyan, Peepal, and Neem trees. All the trees were planted with special tree covers to protect them, and the trees have a proper irrigation system that will keep them watered.

Members of the Rotary Club

 

The Rotary Club members committed to nurturing the trees for a minimum of three years, until the trees are strong and stable enough.

Mr. Dipen Mehta also tells us that “The Rotary Club has the vision to create a ‘Rotary Forest’, which will be a five-year project. This program took place at Suramya-7, Shilaj, Ahmedabad, where a total of 105 acres of Gauchar (undeveloped land) is available to us.

Our Rotary Club Ahmedabad Metro has taken the initiative to convert this entire place into a green belt, which will eventually be helpful to the human race.”

Members of the Rotary Club at the tree planting site

 

With special thanks to the Chairman of the month, Rotarian Kamal Thakkar, and Co-Chairman of the month Rotarian Amitabh Thakore, for carrying out this project very swiftly!

If you are in India and want to plant trees, get in touch with one of our dedicated coordinators!

Dipen Mehta is in Ahmedabad, and you can email him: Dipen@plantgrowsave.org

Lokendra Balasaria, also based in Ahmedabad, can be emailed: urbantreewalks@gmail.com

And, if you are in Pune / Mumbai, contact Mrinalini Nigde: Mrinalini@plantgrowsave.org

Check out our Global Tree Initiative India Facebook page for more information on our community in India.

 

 

FACTS

Who:Rotary Club Ahmedabad
Why:To increase the biodiversity of Ahmedabad.
Where:Shilaj, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
When:July 2, 2023
What kind of Trees:Banyan trees
Peepal trees
Neem trees
How many:
35

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