Amritsar: Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Rohit Mehra has developed 150 vertical gardens all over the country and thus given his valuable contribution in making the environment clean and green. His achievement has been recorded in Limca Book of Records.
Rohit Mehra is the additional joint commissioner of the income tax department and currently posted in Ludhiana.
Mehra had developed a vertical garden having an area of 10,183 square feet in the income-tax department building in Ludhiana, which is the city’s largest vertical garden.
He later set up a vertical garden at Darbar Sahib. Mehra said greenery and trees are being destroyed at an unprecedented rate all over the country leading to a rapid deterioration of air quality.
He said air quality index (AQI) is increasing rapidly, which means the air quality is harmful for human health. He said the vertical gardens are the easy and effective way to control worsening air quality.
Mehra said the air quality index (AQI) was 274 before he developed vertical garden at the Ludhiana I-T department office. But the AQI of the office and surrounding areas improved to 78 after the vertical garden came up in the office.