Mr Madhav Gogate was the speaker at our club on Thursday, 18 January .Mr. Madhav Gogate retired from
IFS as the Principal Conservator of Forests. He took keen interest in various areas of forestry during his
Mr. Gogate came to our club to speak on the topic of ‘Planting Trees in a Concrete Jungle’. He expressed his
concern about depletion of green covers in urban areas. The main reason is the construction of too many
buildings by the builders while the politicians help them to get the vacant land in the cities. Still there are
some lands in Pune which are under the Forest Department. If trees are planted on those lands by NGOs or
organisations like Rotary, we can maintain some greens in the urban area.