Chandigarh Dumping Ground Transforms Into A Lush Forest With 6000 Trees, See Pics

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In the past few years, we have seen tremendous environmental changes. From heavy floods to melting glaciers, from forest fires to polluted oceans – tragic incidents have taken place which is can be looked at as a constant reminder from the environment that things need to change.

And in one great step towards this change, a messy dumping ground in Chandigarh, near Punjab Engineering College, has been cleaned and planted with 6,000 species of trees. It is now on its way to becoming a beautiful forest!

The area had become a dumping ground years ago and was filled with filth. Waste which is dumped on land releases toxic chemicals which not only reduces the overall strength of the soil but also pollutes groundwater.

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The afforestation initiative was taken by Indian Forest Services Officer Abdul Qayum and his team.

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He took to Twitter to post before and after shots of the land. Have a look:

People on the internet lauded their initiative and loved how clean the land looked after. While some suggested ideas on how to beautify the place even more, others said that more such initiatives should take place for a greener environment.

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Isn’t this inspiring? It goes on to make us realise how each one of us has a responsibility towards the environment and even small acts can reap big results. Let’s start with a small step, like taking care of a plant, shall we?

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