ARE PLANTS PLANTED TO WHITHER AWAY ?
Now, seeing the condition of the plants, it appears to be a case of operation success and patient died.
As the plants are not being watered regularly , most of them have whithered away or in the process of whithering away ,about which Chennai corporation and the Tamil Nadu government do not seem to be be concerned, though the government money has been spent.
A few decades back, I participated in a Vanamahotsava function ( tree planting function) in Ooty that was presided over by Dr. C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer, the well known scholar of great eminence. Dr. C.P. Ramaswami Iyer planted a tree as part of the vanamahotsava function and then said that he planted a tree in the earlier year. Then, he turned to the organisers of the function and asked them where was that location. The organisers said “Same place , Sir”
It is sad that while the government and Chennai corporation take efforts to plant such trees by engaging the services of contractors and the authorities must have expected them to water the trees regularly until they grow up. I do not know what is the terms of contract.
It would have been an ideal arrangement if the authorities have requested the local and interested residents to maintain the trees properly and look after them on voluntary basis.Many citizens would have come forward, as there is a general belief that watering and maintaining plant is like worshipping God apart from other positive factors. As an incentive and to enthuse the people,, the authorities could permit them to exhibit their names or dedicate the trees to the memory of the dear and near ones ,which can be prominetly seen by passers by.
Then, it would be a matter of pride for those responsible for the maintenance of the trees ..Thus ,efforts to promote the greenery would be successful and fruitful.
I sent such suggestion to the concerned authorizes a few months back but my letter was not even acknowledged.
I only hope that the authorities will take note of the suggestion, when it would appear in the media.
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