LAHORE: Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General Amna Imran Khan has directed the metropolitan planning wing of the authority to carry out an extensive tree plantation campaign in private housing schemes.
The drive is being conducted in connection with Prime Minister's programme for 'Clean and Green Pakistan'. LDA has given a target of planting 300,000 new saplings at the 150 private housing schemes situated in districts of Lahore and Sheikupura.
Special teams comprising the officers of LDA's metropolitan planning wing have been formed. The teams were regularly visiting the private housing schemes in Lahore and Sheikupura districts for supervising the ongoing tree plantation drive.
More than 50,000 new saplings have been planted in private housing schemes of LDA so far.
Under Section 15 of the LDA Private Housing Scheme Rules 2014, every scheme has to get approved its horticulture and landscape plan by LDA prerequisite for its final approval.
All the private schemes have been directed to ensure their horticulture work in the green belts, parks and open spaces as per the approved plan. A minimum of 7% area of any scheme has to be left open for greenery and plantation in the society.
Meanwhile, Khan inaugurated a tree plantation campaign within LDA by planting a tree at LDA Office Johar Town. Three Additional Director Generals Rana Abdul Shakoor, Zareef Iqbal Satti and Rana Tikka Khan also planted trees at the event.
Over 50,000 new saplings have been planted in private housing schemes of LDA so far.