In an humble effort of reducing the carbon footprints from the mother earth, Kolkata Society For Cultural Heritage, has inaugurated Arvori, an Urban forest of memories in Kolkata . The project , located at Rajarhat Newtown Action Area IIE ,aims at combating pollution level on earth by enhancing green cover in urban area. Kolkata Society For Cultural Heritage also has taken a commitment to motivate and mobilize urban citizens in creating green habitats and reducing their carbon footprints through plantation.
WBHIDCO & NKDA , Govt of West Bengal granted one acre land for the project to Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage to develop the urban forest of memories .At a formal function Shri Debashis Sen, IAS, Chairman , WBHIDCO and NKDA has inaugurated the plantation drive in presence of CEO NKDA and Additional chief engineer WBHIDCO and Sourav Mukherjee , founder president of Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage .Organizations like I Am Kolkata, a CSR wing from Merlin Group and , Y-East and Artsforward have pledged their support in setting up the greener earth here by adopting saplings.
Shri Sourav Mukherjee, President, Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage , said, “Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage took an oath of transforming Earth to a greener and cleaner planet. With a commitment of reducing the environmental footprints we create a culture that fosters greener solutions for every aspect of our life.”
Mr. Saket Mohta, founder of I am Kolkata, CSR arm of Merlin Group and MD,Merlin Group said, “ We are committed to contribute to the formation of green cover with a view to reduce carbon footprints from our planet. Last year we contributed to such plantation initiatives in the Rajarhat area and with Kolkata corporation. We have also adopted mangrove plantations to protect the sundarbans from future cyclones like Amphan”.
“ We have planned to plant, nurture indigenous plants of different geographical areas in West Bengal and would create a replica of different floras of West Bengal at the site. We would also try to plant some medicinal plants that are grown in different districts of West Bengal,” reiterated Sourav Mukherjee.