Saplings planted in Amritsar

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Posted at: Jul 31, 2017, 1:04 AM; last updated: Jul 31, 2017, 1:04 AM (IST)

Amritsar, July 30

The Focal Point associations have joined hands with the World Wildlife Fund and city-based NGO Dilbir Foundation to ensure a cover of 5,000 trees at the Focal Point. A mechanical digger was provided by the NGO, which under the banner of EcoAmritsar, has undertaken the activity of tree plantation. Over 600 pits were dug over the week while saplings have already been handed over to the Focal Point associations. Three hundred trees were planted on the inaugural day which was attended by the industrialists and their family members.
Sundeep Khosla, president, Focal Point Welfare Association, said, “The cluster comprises 450 units spread over an area of 350 acres.” He and his team assured the representative of WWF-India, Puneet Watts, that the responsibility for every ten trees will be allocated to one unit.
Gunbir Singh, chairperson, WWF-India (Punjab), said, “The industry is often accused to be the pollutant whereas the Focal Point Industry Welfare Associations have shown that they are willing to shoulder the responsibility for a sustainable environment.”

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