Over the years, Hyderabad forest cover has been declining due to the speedy commercialisation of the city. From 40,746 sq. km of forests in 1930, the area has shrunk to a mere 17,000 sq. km in 2018. 23.7% of forest cover completely disappeared due to deforestation while 18.5% of the green cover is critically endangered.
Tree plantation drive held in city
Seen as a measure for the mitigation of this perennial problem, for the first time in Hyderabad, Weatherseal has conducted tree plantation drives with the motive of providing a cleaner and greener future to the city. The drive called #sealthenature was held at HMWSSB, NRR Puram site-2 in Borabanda saw the participation of enthusiastic locals, Prakriti NGOs and influential personalities. Weatherseal has been conducting plantation drives all over the country as a monthly initiative since June. The brand through this drive bolstered their focus on creating awareness and a sense of responsibility among society for preserving and nurturing the environment.
Jayasree Monga, CEO, Prakriti Environmental Society, said, “Oxygen produced from trees is not only important for us humans but also serves as protection against UVB (ultraviolet B-shortwave) that is present in sunlight. In this era of high pollution, our moral duty is to provide eco-friendly housing solutions and green infrastructure for a healthy living.”