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'City's green cover to double by 2025'
The Times of India - 02 Jul 2012

The ongoing tree plantation campaign by the state government will increase the green cover of Chennai in another 10 years, said D Jayakumar, speaker of the Tamil Nadu assembly. Inaugurating a programme to observe National Recycling Day organized by the ITC Group, Jayakumar said Royapuram, the crucial coastal region of Chennai, which has been suffering from severe pollution for several decades, will get a facelift within five years as the area is recovering its green cover.

“More than 7,000 saplings are being protected in the 2-km area in Royapuram by the local authorities and residents will make it a model region for Chennai,” he said. Students from around 120 schools and more than 350 corporate firms, participated in the programme.

Meanwhile, more than 30 saplings were planted on the Combined Court premise in Alandur on Sunday to mark the first anniversary of the complex.

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