MIA campus goes ‘green’ with local varieties

 MIA campus goes ‘green’ with local varieties
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Mangaluru, April 04, 2022: To increase its green quotient, the Mangaluru International Airport has drawn up plans to plant more than 10000 plants. Taking the guidance of the horticulture experts, the airport has initiated steps for making local flora part of the fast-developing landscape.

A total of 52 varieties of locally available indoor and outdoor varieties have been handpicked to add to the aesthetic appeal at the airport. 

More than 600 pots containing local varieties of ornamental plants are being placed at vantage locations – both on the curbside and inside the terminal. Plants that require minimal care are chosen to ensure optimum utilization of natural resources otherwise needed. Plants have been placed in pots with the potting mixture that consumes less water.

So now one can find Alpinia purpurata that grow to a height of 2-feet. Its bright flower adds to the beauty of the terminal. On the curbside, the sight of various local species of palms such as areca nut and coconut, and so on will attract visitors. Ashoka, Cassia, bamboo, and shrubs such as Lilly and hibiscus will attract the people to a landscape that is poised to reflect vibrant colors.

On the curbside, the airport has also initiated a move to minimize the use of water through drip irrigation. Sprinklers too have been installed to water the lawn area more efficiently, Plans are also afoot to develop an in-house nursery to replenish the plant varieties.

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