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FANI Aftermath: Over 10 Feet Tall Trees To Be Replanted In Bhubaneswar

02 June 2019

Mohammed Ishtiyaque

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Bhubaneswar: As large number of trees in the capital city have been damaged or uprooted after the landfall of extremely severe cyclonic storm FANI, the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department is planning to restore the green cover by planting tall trees.

HUD Minister Pratap Jena today informed that as the absence of trees will have an adverse impact on the climate, steps are being taken to replant over 10 feet tall trees in the city.

It has been decided to bring the trees from other places from inside and outside the State including Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh, he added.

With monsoon approaching, the immediate challenge before the department is water-logging and waste management. Emphasis is also being given on maintaining sanitation and hygiene in the city, said Jena.

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Pratap Jena, Minister, Housing and Urban Development