Miyawaki Forest Near Padua High School Inaugurated: Many More to Come Up in Mangalore

Miyawaki Forest Near Padua High School Inaugurated: Many More to Come Up in Mangalore

Mangalore City South MLA D. Vedavyas Kamath and Mayor Premanand Shetty inaugurated the Miyawaki urban forest in Mangalore developed from the fund donated by Syngene Biocon Foundation. About 78 cents of land near Padua High School on the National Highway 66 in Mangalore, which was earlier used for dumping construction waste, has now been turned into a Miyawaki urban forest by planting 168 saplings of native tree species. Apart from 168 saplings, 54 creepers and shrubs have also been planted.

Deputy Commissioner K.V. Rajendra said that nearly 30 empty spaces have been identified for creating Miyawaki forests in the city. Corporate firms will be asked to donate funds for creating these green spaces. Consultant (HR and CSR) of Syngene Biocon Foundation Ronald Mascarenhas and Nandagopal from the Centre for Integrated Learning were present.

The first Miyawaki forest came up on the premises of Ramakrishna Mutt. Subsequently, the urban forest was developed near Kuloor Bridge, outside the Zilla Panchayat office and opposite the Press Club. More Miyawaki forests will be developed in phases.

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