Japanese green belting method comes to Chennai: SP Velumani

In order to reduce environmental pollution and to improve the air quality, Japanese Miyawaki forests will be grown in the city, said SP Velumani, Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Velumani said green belts will be created in the city to reduce environmental pollution and improve air quality by following the Japanese Miyawaki system. He said as a first step, tree saplings were planted in Kotturpuram under the Miyawaki system.

Miyawaki forest is a system of growing different kinds of trees in a short space, reducing the space between two trees. Already corporates have started adopting this system for dense greening in their lands.