1. The Surat civic body, several associations and business groups are planting 70,000 saplings across the city to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s 70th birthday that falls on September 17. 2. The textile city of Surat has come up with the idea to turn the city greener and pollution-free by planting saplings. 3. This initiative started 15 days ago. On September 16 they will achieve their target of planting 70,000 saplings. 4. Various associations and business groups have joined this initiative and on Monday 500 employees of KP Sanghvi and Sons planted saplings and pledged to water and protect them.