Gardens and Trees
pm karmayog office
members present (8)
on exhibitions regularly held by BMC and other institutions
(Can be put on website)
of NGOs working on the issue (Can be put on website)
much space is available for tree plantation in Mumbai etc. (data
already available on website)
can play role in following activities;
proper Tree spots
as tree guards
and green guards can work for monitoring of newly planted
core committee can be formed comprising members of NGO Council
and experts to frame appropriate policy
Members present (14)
received on the specific issue of making Mumbai as a green city:
How to identify Identification of areas where trees can be planted
There are 3 zonal officers in Mumbai; Byculla (City), Andheri
Mulund (Eastern suburb)
officers can help in identification of places. Entire plot can
be converted to a mini forest.
information can be gathered from Navy, Army, Central railways
etc. because they possess huge lands
What is the adoption policy for Gardens?
Garden can be adopted by NGO, corporate or a local community.
Permission for construction is only upto 10/10 sq. m (For
Plants, shrubs, trees can be planted
Once adopted it is the responsibility of concerned institution
to take entir4e care of garden
are restrictions on number of boards or hoarding to be put
is given to local representatives
Concept of colony garden?
Municipal gardens can be taken by a colony or residential association
will provide expenditure upto 75%
Rs. 3/ Lit
light expenditure by BMC
rain water harvesting And Bore wells
Why there are restrictions on advertising in gardens?
Local person should be involved in maintaining gardens.
Information received from BMC officials on following topics:
Beautification of Islands
for tree plantation and beautification- Chief Engineer (Roads)
Assistant commissioner of wards
Policy for cutting dangerous or protruding or dead trees:
to Assistant commissioner of wards
Assistant of ward
for the branches to be cut
spdt. Of gardens visits site
he is convinced, then site is shown to one of the members of tree
both are convinced, then spdt. Of gardens sends papers to Municipal
is granted and papers are maintained by dy Spdt. Of gardens
limit: 60 days
According to new rules every plot should have 100 sq. m. space
for trees plus 100 sq. m. space for recreation ground
it is mandatory to submit a plant project before road construction
How to get permission for tree plantation
of Balanced landscaping was raised. One felt that
too many trees are also not good. Every garden should not
be a forest. Open and accessible public spaces are important.
separate water pipeline for gardens
should be the role of NGO council? Opinion of BMC official:
authority and Tree Act plays an important role in conservation
and protection of trees. However there are no rules and regulations
for implementation of the Act. Government is working on the same
with legal department, it will be passed by both the houses.
council has to play crucial role in framing rules and regulations.
It has to work with Urban Development department.
for policy framing was accepted by all.
the end of the session, a core team was formed as a first step
towards this goal.
of core team:
Rajendra Agarwal- (Chief Coordinator) with Vinay and Tanya
Tushar Desai, Rose Society
Mark Sheehy (Clean Air Island)
Rishi Agarwal, MESN
A.D. Sawant- (Resource Person)
V. A. Roda
from BNHS, etc.