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To provide clean air to the people of Srinagar, the government has taken slew of measures under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).

Government is going to have a mass plantation across Srinagar city so that it contributes to the clean air.

Recently the Deputy Commissioner finalized an Action Plan of Rs 33.0 Cr under National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).

On the occasion, the meeting decided that Rs 10.0 crore shall be spent on creating Green Zones  with Mass plantation across City on Central verges along important junctions of the City including Pandrathen-Athwajan Axis and Panthachowk-Lasjan Axis, Sonwar junction to Shivpora, Haj House complex and Bemina Shalteng axis and other areas would be undertaken.

In addition, Rs 5.0 crores were allocated for vertical plantation at various important locations including flyovers etc.

The meeting also kept Rs 1.50 crore and Rs 1.0 crore for landscaping/development of lawns, walking spaces, pavements and plantation at Government Medical College(GMC) and Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences(SKIMS), Soura respectively.

The meeting further kept Rs 4 crore for earthen shoulders along the urban roads. While Rs 2.0 crore were also earmarked for implementation of Mission Life Actions. For providing briquetting Assembly for management of Horticulture waste Rs 1.0 crore has been kept.

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