Walmi will develop dense forests on toll nakas of NHs

28-09-2022

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
It has been felt by the National Highways Authority of India that vehicular pollution is caused due to heavy traffic on their routes. This pollution causes carbon emissions every day.
To prevent this problem, Water and Land Management Institute (Valmi), Bhopal will develop dense forest under one year guarantee. Valmi These dense forests will be developed around toll points on three national highways of the state.
Plantation will be done in an area of ??about 20,800 square meters around Sonkachh, Baghwara and Kachanaria toll blocks of the state. Walmi will develop Walmi Forest at all these three places. Walmi experts say that this technique not only improves the quality of plants but also reduces the cost of afforestation.
Dr. Ravindra Thakur, head of the Faculty of Agriculture at Walmi, says, “The manures used in the dense forest system are very expensive. They have to be brought from outside. We have changed that and reduced its cost. This has improved the quality of the plants. We use 'Ghana Jeeva Amrit' and 'Jiva Amrit' made from cow urine and cow dung as manure. Apart from this, by mixing cow dung, vermicompost, paddy husk (husk) prepare manure.
Sunil Choudhary, technical assistant at Walmi, explains in detail that in this method three types of plants are selected, whose height can be different when the tree becomes a tree. Three plants are planted per square meter. First the pit is done, then a layer of manure is laid in it, followed by a layer of soil and then all the three plants are planted at a short distance. These plants are maintained regularly for one year. Due to the rapid growth of these plants, bamboo is supported.
 42 local saplings will be planted by Walmi at the toll naka. In this way a dense forest is prepared as Walmi Forest in a year. In such a situation, rain water also does not run off directly and it is helpful in preventing the carbon generated from vehicles on the roadside.