Udaipur: To protect Udaipur’s biodiversity ‘Tree Ambulance’ service has turned into a mission as more than five thousand trees have been planted and getting care with the help of the vehicle. A ‘Tree Ambulance’ is an initiative started by Namokar Seva Sanstha. The campaign started five years ago by Mukesh Jain with 35 members has now turned into a family of 750 members who take care of all the trees planted across the city by sprinkling water and rescuing the dying trees.
Udaipur, Rajasthan | Namokar Sanstha has started a Tree Ambulance service to take care of trees and plants in Udaipur.
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Mukesh Jain, president of Namokar Seva Sanstha, said ‘Tree Ambulance’ is a customised vehicle equipped with all the necessary arrangements like insecticides, water tanks, and machines to drill holes to protect a dying tree.
A crew of six people board the vehicle which reaches the spot after getting information regarding a plant needing treatment or rescue. There is a complete schedule under which the volunteers of the organisation operate, five days are for plantation and two days are for taking care of the trees.
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