The Coimbatore Corporation’s plan to green 100 reserved sites appears to have met with a positive response.
Citizenship sources said that after the company appealed to city residents and institutions to sign up to develop 100 reserved sites, it received responses from civic charities, clubs, a political party and some businesses.
The company had said that the greening initiative should be based on the Miyawaki method.
DMK’s environmental wing has expressed an interest in developing at least 30 plots, a broker has come forward to develop two plots, some resident associations in and around Vadavalli have also shown interest, the sources said, adding that a Coimbatore-based manufacturing company was interested in developing a reserved location in Saravanampatti.
The deputy state secretary of the DMK environmental wing, N. Mani Sundar, said the wing had identified 30 locations. It would soon sign an agreement with the company before starting work on site.
The wing would bring in expert knowledge from Tamil Nadu Forest College, is in talks with some companies about funding and would use its volunteers to plant the seedlings.
The 30 reserved locations it identified were in the five zones, Sundar said, adding that the environmental wing secretary in charge of party units in the five zones would oversee the functions.
A representative for the Vadavalli-based developer said the organization that maintained some of the corporation’s parks had identified two reserved lots for the Miyawaki plantation.
A residents’ welfare association would soon sign agreements with the citizens to start the greening project.
Meanwhile, following a complaint from residents of Vivekananda Nagar (District 17) in Vadavalli, the corporation removed pillars and barbed wire fences on a 72-cent property on Saturday.
The sources said the corporation officials removed the materials and put up a plaque after it was revealed that the illegal resident tried to usurp the land.
The person raised cattle, ran dairy products, and had grown fodder for the animals.
When he tried to lease the land for the poultry business, the corporation stopped him, the sources added.
Vivekananda Nagar residents wanted the corporation to plant a Miyawaki garden for 72 cents, resident V. Mahesh Kumar said.