A lot of plants are dying in the nursery of Municipal Corporation. The corporation has been extremely negligent towards these plants which are worth 4.5 lakh rupees. On one hand the Municipal Corporation talks about beautification of the city by means of plantation. There on the other hand, plants worth 4.5 lakh rupees are dying ignored for the last 4 to 5 months. Each plant is worth almost 400 rupees.
These plants are of no use now since they have begun to decay. Concerning officers, staff and even the public representatives have no answer regarding this condition of plants. Even the Mayor could not give a satisfactory response regarding this negligence. AEN Madhu Shyam Chobisa reportedly said that these were not planted following the instructions given by Commissioner.
Mayor Chandra Singh Kothari said that he is not aware of this situation. He said that if the contractors have played fool, then they will be punished. Action will be taken against the contractors and the other concerned people.
It was also pointed out that certain Narendra Khabya said that these plants were not to be used. When Narendra Khabya was contacted, he said that the roots of the plants were not good enough to be planted. He also said that some plants were used, but since the roots were rotten they did not survive.
Whatever plantation has been done by the Municipal Corporation in the city is not being taken care of. Reportedly more than half the plants have died due to negligence. There is no one to look after the plants once they are planted. Only some retired people volunteer to take care of these plants. It was also brought to notice that even Narendra Khabya is a retired person from Mines and Geology and he is being held responsible for the dying plants.