Nagpur: Nagpur Municipal Corporation ( NMC) has introduced “Parisar Palakatwa Yojna”, which got initiated on 7th April,2016 (on Gudi Padwa Day), by handing over guardianship of the circular road surrounding the old VCA Ground, Civil Lines to Green Vigil Foundation, an NGO working in the field of environment protection and sustainable development. The area allotted to Green Vigil Foundation includes:
Road from Jaika Motors —» Saint Ursula School —» VCA Ground square —» Bishop Cotton School —» Jaika Motors. Sub Lane next to Hotel Heritage to Utkarsh Apartment.
As a first phase of Palakatwa Yojna, Green Vigil Foundation interacted with all shopkeepers, street vendors and some of the citizens of the area. Members of team Green Vigil discussed various issues related to cleanliness, hygiene, sanitation, illegal tree felling, water conservation, restricting garbage burning and animal welfare. Continuing the initiative, in the second phase of the Palakatwa Yojna campaign, Green Vigil shall be interacting with residents of the area and try to be a bridge between common citizens and NMC.
Green Vigil Foundation has submitted a comprehensive report to Pravin Datke, Mayor of Nagpur, highlighting the present condition of the area as well as issues of shopkeepers & citizens that need to be addressed by NMC. The main concerns are related to non availability of toilets for the shopkeepers at VCA stadium, chocking of drainage pipeline, overflowing gutters, illegal trimming of branches of tress, dumping of solid waste on road.
While talking to Nagpur Today, Kaustav Chatterjee, Founder, Green Vigil Foundation stated, our main focus shall be on overall cleanliness of the parisar (area), creating awareness among citizens on environmental issues & cleanliness, stop garbage burning on streets, restrict dumping of food left out on street by street eateries, curbing noise pollution, stopping Illegal tree felling, minimizing wastage of water, rejuvenating chocked trees due to cementing, ensuring proper illumination of the area, providing water and better conditions for birds and animals especially during summer time and creating community forum to engage citizens for sustainable living.
Mayor Pravin Datke appreciated the report & data base prepared and submitted by Green Vigil Foundation, which shall be used as a reference road map for said project.