New Delhi: March 22, 2021 : The Delhi government, under the leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal has set several benchmarks, and particularly for bettering the city’s environment. On these lines, the government has now constituted an expert advisory committee for the timely compliance of the project on “Ecological Restoration of Central Ridge through Biodiversity Enrichment”.
Gopal Rai, Environment Minister, said, “The project will include the work of replacement of vilayiti kikar with indigenous species by canopy lifting and planting with indigenous local species, which helps achieve the ultimate goal of kikar eradication from the 423 hectare Central Ridge within a five-year period.”
The Advisory Committee will meet every two weeks to monitor the progress of the project and ensure timely and effective on-ground compliance, and will also ensure the highest and aesthetical standards in the design of all civil works.
The six-member Advisory Committee will comprise Principal Secretary (Environment & Forest) as chairman, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and eminent environmentalists like Dr. CR Babu, Dr. Pradeep Krishen, Reena Gupta and Suditya Sinha.
The Mandate of the Committee will be to oversee progress with regard to the implementation of the project; ensure the highest international and aesthetic standards in design and scientific rigor of the project; and monitor the process of the project in all aspects.