Amid the high-rise office buildings, towering apartment complexes and sprawling construction sites, green pockets are hard to find in Gurgaon, a New Delhi suburb that is home to the back-office operations of some of the world’s biggest companies. So the local government, private companies and citizens have banded together to plant a million trees. Gurgaon has expanded more than 70 percent over the last decade alone as a result of the breakneck pace of construction; the million-tree plan would require setting aside almost 3,500 acres of land. The government of Haryana State is providing the swaths of property.
Published by: New York Times https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/19/green-respite-for-a-bleak-delhi-suburb/