Lately, people have been complaining about the Tree Plantation Campaign being a hoax, and that the people behind it are frauds. They say that it has been so many days since they first heard about the campaign, and that many of them even made contributions, but there has not been any progress. I want them to understand that things like these do take time to get done, for lots of initial steps are required before one can carry out the main task. It’s like a pre-requisite course. I’ll try to make it as brief as possible and give you a summary of all that has been done till now.
Significant amount of work has been done in the past week. Last week, the area around the car parking lot near the amphitheatre was cleaned and leveled. Truckloads of fresh soil have been added to raise the ground level. Lots of manure has also been added to the soil for enrichment. This is what I mean by initial preparations. We can not speed up this process. This is because TIP has taken charge of it, so we can not force the authorities to not take their sweet time and follow our orders. While it may slow down the entire process, this is definitely good news! TIP paying for soil, manure and labor means more money can be spent on procuring better, hardier trees and a larger variety. A lot of people requested fruit trees to be planted, and we’re hoping to obtain a few.