green city Current Affairs - 2019

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mHariyali app launched

The mHariyali mobile application was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to encourage public engagement in planting trees and Green drives. The application provides automatic geo – tagging of plants. It will hence enable the nodal officers to periodically monitor the plantation.

What is the initiation all about?

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in September 2019, had selected 103 Central Government colonies to implement the following

  • Awareness and Construction of Roof top rain water harvesting
  • Cleaning and Greening of open space through plantation
  • Sensitization on Source Segregation of household waste
  • Orientation and Capacity building on Home Composting.

The application is a part of the campaign to keep the participants motivated. As a part of the campaign the Hariyali Mahostav was also launched

Hariyali Mahotsav

The Mahotsav is a mass plantation drive that was conducted in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Under the program around 500 plants were planted by 150 people.

Under this mass initiative till date, 25 rain water harvesting structures have been constructed, 21,756 plants have been planted and more than 3800 people participated.