Capital to plant over 9 lakh tulips to transform it into City of Flowers

  • | Thursday | 13th June, 2024

In an effort to further beautify the landscape of the national Capital, more than nine lakh exotic Tulips are planned to be procured by Delhis greening agencies.  This comes after the Tulips, for the first time, bloomed outside the NDMC area/Lutyens zone this spring.  It is in line with Delhi Lt Governor Vinai Kumar Saxenas emphasis on turning Delhi into a City of Flowers. Giving this information here on Wednesday, officials said the nine lakh Tulips this year, will be almost double the number of Tulips planted in Delhi in the winters of 2023 (5 lakh Tulips) and almost six times the number of Tulips planted in 2022 (1.5 lakh Tulips). In a meeting chaired by Saxena on Tuesday, a blueprint was prepared for sourcing and plantation of Tulips in the upcoming flowering season. The meeting was attended by the horticulture departments of various civic and government agencies. In the meeting, LG was informed that NDMC would procure 3.25 lakh Tulips while the DDA will procure 04 lakh Tulips this year. Other civic and greening agencies will purchase Tulips from NDMC and DDA, as per their requirements. Nearly 2.5 lakh Tulip bulbs would also be received from the CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology in Palampur and other Centres where NDMC had sent the harvested Tulip bulbs from Delhi for further regeneration. In the meeting, the LG, considering the great enthusiasm of the people shown for the Tulips this year, also directed the DDA and NDMC to sell potted Tulips at reasonable prices, through its nurseries in different parts of the city like New Delhi, East, North and Outer Delhi areas. This year, the entire NDMC area including its 52 roundabouts, prominent places like diplomatic area of Shanti Path, Talkatora Garden, Windsor Place, Central Park (Connaught Place) , Mandi House, Akbar Road, Chanakyapuri, Lodhi Garden and Nehru Park, RML round about etc. would be adorned with multi-hued Tulips. Tulips will also be planted at the Parliament House well in advance so that they are in full bloom during the sessions. DDA will plant the Tulips in various parks, recreational spaces on Yamuna riverbed like Asita, Baansera and Yamuna Vatiika, and other city forests that are frequented by people.

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