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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

NSCC Pune meets on Saturday 20th July 2013 at 3:30 pm at Training Hall, Ghole Road Art Gallery

The monthly meeting of National Society for Clean Cities, Pune will take place on Saturday the 20th of July 2013 at 3:30 pm at Training Hall, 2nd floor, Ghole Road Art Gallery, Ghole Road, Shivajinagar, Pune 411005..
Please note the change of venue due to the Wadke Hall being used for the Draft DP Hearings..
# Making our Footpaths safe:
   1. Designing, Building & Maintaining Footpaths: Mr. Pramod Nirbhavane, Addl. City Engineer, PMC.
   2. Making Footpaths Encroachment Free: Mr. Madhav Jagtap, Asst. Municipal Commissioner, PMC.
   3. How Citizens can Help: Satish Khot
# Any other Business.*(With the permission of the chair).

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tree Plantation Campaign 2013

Hi there all,
NSCC and its mohalla committees have always been in the forefront of greening our Pune. Every year in the month of May, we start our Tree Plantation campaign. However, this year we have not been able to push start this campaign as we were very busy with the Draft DP campaign. I am sure a few mohalla committees may have already started tree plantation..
But for all of us, it’s never too late and so lets get going an start planting trees in our neighbourhood and also in other areas of Pune..
I have talked to the PMC Garden Superintendent, Mr. Ashok Ghorpade and he has assured NSCC and its mohalla committees of his department’s continued support..
Here are a few guidelines for tree plantation:
  • Insist on planting indigenous trees.
  • Always plant tree which are at least 2.50 meters (i.e. about 8 feet) in height. These will have a better chance of survival.
  • PMC Garden Department will supply you these free of cost, if you promise to maintain them.
  • And most importantly do ask the Garden Department to advise you on the right type of tree to plant in your area.  
 The perennial question; where to plant trees? One can plant trees in: