In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Amritsar now has a tree ambulance and clinic to take care of sick plants and trees in the city. The tree ambulance will provide them with timely care and special aid to help them survive. By Kumar Shree
The Green Man of India, IRS officer Rohit Mehra, has introduced a unique initiative in Amritsar. He has come up with the idea of a tree ambulance that will go around the city to provide aid to ailing plants and trees, and prevent them from dying due to neglect and improper care.
The unique initiative is the world’s first such initiative wherein a dedicated ambulance has been set up for providing medical help to foliage. Over time, this tree ambulance and clinic will even be equipped enough to perform complex procedures, such as tree transplants.
Punjab: Rohit Mehra from Amritsar has started tree ambulance & clinic service at his residence.
“We’ve collaborated with experts & provide different services for trees that need healing. Trees also have life as proven by our scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose,”he said
— ANI (@ANI) February 21, 2021
Notifying about this new development via a tweet, ANI wrote, “Punjab: Rohit Mehra from Amritsar has started tree ambulance & clinic service at his residence. “We’ve collaborated with experts & provide different services for trees that need healing. Trees also have a life as proven by our scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose,” he [Mehra] said.””
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Mehra’s environment conservation efforts have long inspired millions. Notably, the man behind this sustainability mission cleared the civil services exams in 2004, and has dedicated his life to conservation ever since. He has successfully planted 75 forests across India in just three years. His mini forests range from 2,000 square feet to 66,000 square feet in area. Earlier, Mehra hit the headlines when he used 70 tonnes of plastic bottles for setting up a vertical garden in Ludhiana.