Sarakki lake saw a host of demolitions when it got flooded a few years ago. Lake teams working for the rejuvenation of the lake have had an eventful journey along with the lake, which will see water entering into it in a few months.
New saplings planted after cutting a fully grown tree will not compensate for the lost greenery easily. Transplantation is an option many environmentalists are looking at, to help retain the trees. What are the merits of tree transplantation?
Many issues came into light in the event, such as the need to coordinate activities between the Forest Department and the BBMP, need for prudence in planning and the role of citizen activism, in greening Bengaluru.
Raintrees provide shade and keep the carbon emissions in check. But it would be difficult to plant them now as they need too much space. We have other species that can line our roads. But not having trees is not an option, says Dipika.
Everyone agrees that Metro is an excellent mode of public transport. It improves connectivity and is good for the city. It is environmental-friendly. However, we have lost quite a number of trees at the time