Bangla CM to take part in walk to raise environmental awareness

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’

CM 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.