During this pandemic situation, we all suffered a lot and lost many close ones due to lack of oxygen, so there is a need to secure our future by planting the seed of hope and creating our own oxygen zone. As the monsoon season is about to arrive, let’s come together and create the oxygen zones in or near our premises.
Under ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’: Catch The Rain’ Campaign launched by The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 22nd March 2021 to be undertaken across the country in both rural and urban areas with the theme “catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls”. The Campaign is to be implemented across the country, in both rural and urban areas from March 22 to November 30, 2021 (the pre- monsoon and monsoon period in the country). The main aim of the campaign is to take water conservation at the grass root level through people’s participation and urge stakeholders to create rainwater harvesting structures suitable to the climatic conditions and subsoil strata, to ensure proper storage of rainwater.
As a part of Monsoon preparations for the year, under Catch the Rain campaign Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG) intends to collaborate with the RWAs and NGOs of Gurugram to conduct a plantation drive this mid July-September 2021 with a target of 1 lakh plants. This drive will be facilitated by GuruJal Society (under Biodiversity management vertical) , the water conservation wing of the District Administration Gurugram.
To improve the green cover of urban areas in Gurugram district.
- To create several mini oxygen zones in the MCG area of Gurugram District.
- To Encourage local RWAs and NGOs for plantation and the maintenance of those plants for at least 3 years.
Frequently Asked Questions -
Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG) is Organising Plantation drive 2021 and GuruJal will be facilitating the plantation drive.
Registration for the plantation drive closes on 18th June 2021.
It depends on the location of RWA/NGO. Plants will be available at all the 4 nurseries of MCG located at every zone of MCG jurisdiction. RWA/NGOs collect the plants from the nearby nursery.
Species that are available at the time distribution in all the nurseries.
RWA/NGO have to submit the letter on their letterhead during the collection of the plants mentioning how many plants they are taking from the nursery and also have to sign a MoU with MCG for the maintenance of the plants for at least 3 years.
Yes, not more than 500 plants will be provided to any RWA, if they require more than 500 plants they have to connect with gurujal society at firstname.lastname@example.org
No, MCG/GuruJal will not provide any labour and manure. It is the own responsibility of the RWA
Plants Distribution will start from mid-july and will continue till August 2021
Any area within the premises of RWA/NGOs and they have to maintain it for at least 3 years.
Anyone can volunteer for the plantation drive at common sites of MCG jurisdiction and please feel free to share their interest at https://gurujal.org/get-involved/
A team of volunteers along the MCG supervisor will be present at the nurseries for assistance.
Following preparations should be done by the RWA before plantation drive:
- RWA needs to notify all the residents of the building regarding tree plantation drive.
- Area identification and marking for the plantation in the RWA
- Arrangement of vehicles for the transportation of plants from the Nursery.
- Gardening Tools arrangement for plantation.
- Checking Water availability (Running water pipe/Water tanker)
- Sharing and tagging the pictures on social media to create awareness and motivate others.
The maximum number is 20 from any RWA/NGO by maintaining social distance.
No. there is no provision of tree Guards by MCG and they has to be arranged by RWA/NGO
Each RWA/NGO will bear the transportation cost of the plants from the nursery and MCG or GuruJal is ‘NOT’ responsible for any transportation , loading and unloading of plants.
MCG/GuruJal will not provide any tools for the plantation. Respective RWA/NGO have to arrange the same.
No, an individual will not get plants for the plantation drive if he is not a member of RWA or an NGO but anyone can volunteer for the drive at https://gurujal.org/get-involved/
Yes, RWA/NGO has to carry a mask and sanitizer during the plantation drive.
Yes, The team from MCG/GuruJal will check all the plants after 2-3 months of distribution to RWA/NGO