Govt launches “mHariyali” mobile app to promote green drive

mHariyali app
Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched “mHariyali” mobile app

New Delhi: If you want to partake in green India drive by planting trees but are worried as to how to sustain the saplings in future, the Government has come up with a solution. It has launched a mobile app “mHariyali”, which aims at encouraging people to plant trees which after that will be monitored by nodal officers.

“The app is user-friendly and works on any android mobile phone. It provides automatic geotagging of plants. People can now upload information and photos of any plantation done by them, which is linked to app and will be displayed on the website www.epgc.gov.in.  The App provides for automatic geotagging of plants. This app will also enable nodal officers to periodically monitor the plantation,” said Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri while launching the app on October 11.

“Our government in June 2019 directed all ministries and departments to take up and implement on the ground within the next 100 days of various public welfare activities. We are strongly committed to improve the quality of life of citizens,” Puri added.

Earlier in October, to promote ease of living, the Directorate of Estates, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs carried out the following activities at around 103 selected government colonies (76 in Delhi and 29 in other States) through public and stakeholders participation.

The activities include the cleaning and greening of open space through a plantation, Rain Water Harvesting and Sensitization on Source Segregation of Household waste and Orientation and Capacity building on Home composting, said an official statement.

“For each colony, the above activities were taken up in a campaign mode over 100 days from 15.7.2019 to 15.10.2019 and will continue, Nodal Officers were appointed from the Directorate, CPWD and ULBs to liaison with Resident Welfare Association to ensure maximum public participation,” it further added.

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