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Visit fair and buy herbal saplings for just Rs2

DNBAN14974 | 10/24/2009 | Author : Senthalir S | WC :294



Are you looking for herbal plants for your house? Here is an opportunity for you to buy them and also learn more about such plants and trees. Just pay a visit to ‘hasiru santhe’ to be held at Sankey Tank Park near Sadashivanagar on Sunday from 6.30am to 10am.
The stall there will display a wide variety of saplings.
“An initiative by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahangara Palike (BBMP), ‘hasiru santhe’ is organised on a public-private partnership. At least 5,000 saplings will be displayed in the 15 stalls on the day of hasiru santhe. People can buy herbal plants by paying just Rs2 for each sapling they take,” said CN Ashwath Narayana, MLA, Malleshwaram.
Hasiru santhe is like a small local market place where people can find varieties of seeds and saplings. Besides, information related to gardening, organic vegetables, fruits and food items will be provided.
 “This is an initiative to spread awareness on climate change and the importance of protecting environment. The role of citizens will be identified in this programme. Many people are playing a proactive role in protecting green cover. Hence, we are tying up with various residents’ welfare associations in this initiative,” said A Narayanswamy, joint director of horticulture.
About 5,000 herbal plant varieties like Tulasi, Ondelaga, Amruthaballi and Nagdhale and others will be displayed. Visitors have the option to register the plants they want to buy by giving their house address. The BBMP will send the saplings with workers who will plant it properly in your compound.
Highlighting the need to go in for renewable energy and rainwater harvesting techniques, he said of the 916 parks identified for development, BBMP has already developed 644. “In all these parks, we have adopted rainwater harvesting,” he said . 
                  s_senthalir@dnaindia.net



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