Our planet is going through a major environmental crisis. Global warming, climate change, acid rains are the harsh reality today. And a potential solution to all these devastating issues is as simple as planting a sapling in the neighborhood!
Growing more and more trees and cutting on pollution is the only way out to save our ecosystem. And, this has been engrained in us since childhood.
But how many saplings have you ever planted? If the answer is none, we wish the municipal corporation in your city takes inspiration from Kodungallur, a town in Kerala.
The municipality of the town has made it mandatory that every housing compound should have at least two trees. It is a pre-requisite to getting your house registered! The absence of trees in your compound shall mean there’s no registration for you!
According to the scheme, anybody who plans to build a house in the town should plant two trees like mango or jackfruit in the compound, reports TNM. Once the construction is completed, a team of officers examine the well-being of the tree and approve the registration only when the trees are taken care of properly.
The rule is applicable for all the houses that are more than 1,500 square feet or are built in an area of less than 8 cents. Kodungallur is reportedly the very first municipal body to take such a step to ensure greenery in the town.
We hope our metro cities which are rapidly turning into a concrete jungle take inspiration from Kodungallur and implement such measures.