There are still many misunderstandings about the New age forestry model in Uttar Pradesh but one city on the way to create history by developing technology led forest development which boost the employment in this tough time and create realistic assets to fight against futuristic zoonotic disease because now it’s a “New Normal” and this further strengthen the Government voice to fulfill its target in Self Development Goals (SDG-15) which is based on “Protect, Restore and Promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”.
Public places which once remembered as fully green in the city, covered with trees and plants, were converted into unauthorised commercial land by local mafias which resulted in some political glitches. This sight was a turning point in the life of IAS Satya Prakash Patel, Municipal Commissioner, and Aligarh. Strong step to recover property belonging to the public has been taken and this step gave wings to local people’s cherished dream and he kick-started a mission to plant saplings to make Smart City Aligarh clean, green and pollution-free.
MLA appreciated the efforts of the Municipal Corporation for the City Forest. According to the wish of Honorable Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ji, the head of the state, the first city forest developed by the Municipal Corporation at Asadpur Kayam reached the first city forest.
Chhara MLA Thakur Ravender Pal Singh appreciated the efforts of the Municipal Corporation for developing two City Forest Municipal Corporations in its Legislative Assembly constituency, saying that ‘’100 percent effort will be made to maintain and keep every tree in the City Forest alive’’.
The MLA said that ”With the development of the city forest, there will be facilities to live and eat wildlife in the urban area. Challenges are far beyond what we imagine. Municipal Corporation one hand develops city forest to fight further zoonotic deceses like COVID-19”.
Raj Bahadur Singh – Udhyan Prabhari & SNA, Rohit Singh – Assistant Municipal Commissioner, Dr. Shiv Kumra – NSA, Vinay Kumar Rai – CTAO, Suchendra Mishra – GM, Jal Vibhag, Kulbhushan Varshney – Chief Engineer, Rajesh Kr. Gupta – Zonal Officer, Sipte Haider – AE, Sanjay Kumar – JE, Hemendra Gautam – JE Water, Desh Depak, Kaushal Sharma, Amrish Verma – JE, MC Mathuria – JE, Kapil Kumar – JE, RP Singh – KNA, RK Jain, Rajendra Yadav, Mahendra Singh – ZSO along with Palaksha, Menwal, Divyanshu, Anil Kumar, Anil Azad, Vishnu and entire team of plantation and horticulture department.