Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that Rs. 100 crore worth of fruit-bearing plants would be distributed to people all over the state. He asked officials to prepare a plan for the purpose. “I said monkeys should return to forests and rains should come copiously,” he said taking part at the launch of the ninth phase of Haritha Haram at Thummaluru in Ranga Reddy district on Monday.
Under the guidance of CM KCR, the officials took up customised plantations. They planted toddy trees on the bunds of revived village tanks to enable the toddy tappers to eke out a living. Similarly, on a two-kilometre stretch on either side of every village, shade-giving trees were planted all over the state. The households were given a flower and fruit-bearing plants to improve the aesthetic beauty of habitations and colonies.
Mr Chandrasekhar Rao thanked officials, sarpanches and the general public for making the Haritha Haram programme a grand success. He reminded people that the greatest testimonies came from drivers from Mumbai, Pune, Punjab and Delhi who said “Where there is an endless stretch of green trees that is Telangana. Where the green cover ends, the Telangana border ends,” , this is the beauty of teamwork and I wish people continue to support this government.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao