Few days back an old Banyan tree (age is not known , some people said 80years , some said alleast 50 year old) was fallen due to storm and heavy rain in Sec 6, Dwarka, New Delhi. We got distress call on 23rd May 2021 from local resident Mr. Sumit Kapoor , as being a local NGO also we do work for environment protection . We were requested to upright the tree else local municipality will cut down the whole tree for wood.
We got some old pictures of the tree from the Local and Dwarka residents, who were visiting the tree because of its natural beauty. Below pictures are taken in year 2008 and 18 respectively.
We tried to reach to agencies like DDA Horticulture . MCD Horticulture and called Forest department helpline also, but could not got any support even there was shortage of Crane and JCB operators due to lockdown conditions in the city . Lately MCD Horticulture department agreed to support after intervention of local councilor (as per the info shared by one of our team member, but MCD horticulture handicapped from providing the machines. So we ran a donation drive and tried the same with one Hydra and one JCB Machine on 27th May 2021.
We could not succeed in first attempt as machines were unable to handle the load. For second attempt, it is planned to call 02 Hydra and 01 JCB to finish the job. Finally we got succeed to upright the tree with the help of generous donation from nature lovers from various part of country including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai , Rishikesh.
We thanks to MCD, local councillor , New Delhi Nature Society for providing the SOP for task, Munish Kundra buddy to me, many more people.
Special thanks to Dainikjagran dailyhindi CitySpidey to cover news online and offline extensively.
Concretisation is killing the trees in Dwarka
We look forward to do such work in coming days to protect our environment and these “Natural Oxygen Plants”.
For getting us involved in more such work, feel free to call Madhukar Varshney ( Founder – Rise Foundation ) at 9717096635.
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