NEW DELHI: The Delhi Jal Board carried out a mega plantation drive on Saturday and planted around one lakh saplings at 28 locations in the city. Around 8,000 employees, including CEO Akhil Kumar and other senior officials, participated in the plantation exercise.The drive started from Chandrawal Water Treatment Plant and around one lakh saplings and shrubs of various species, including Jamun, Crotton, Ficus panda, Kaner, Motia, Gardenia, Murria, Gardenia, Jatropha, Bougainvillea, Inerme, were planted. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Plants and trees are the nature’s lungs. Protection, conservation and restoration of our environment is the need of the hour. Through such drives, the DJB is striving to set an example in creating heightened environmental consciousness and much needed behavioural change towards green and eco-friendly existence,” the DJB CEO said. “The trend of Delhi’s urban development goes exponential, ultimately leading to cutting of trees without re-plantation of the same. This reduction in green cover can be only addressed by some kind of constructive social forestry taken up by the residents of the city which will offer a bequest value in years to come for the future generations,” the Board’s senior staff further said.