As CM KCR is launching the ninth phase of Haritha Haram, a massive plantation drive in the state, it is pertinent to know the achievements made so far.
The programme was launched in 2015 and so far a total of 273.33 crore saplings were planted all over the state. The state government spent Rs. 10,822 crore for the purpose. It had established as many as 14,864 nurseries all over. Resultantly, the green cover has improved by 7.7% in last 9 years.
The state government established 19,472 Palle Prakruthi Vanalu (nature parks in villages), 2,011 Brihat Prakruthi Vanalu and an avenue plantation along the road to an extent of 1,00,691 kilometres and along the highways to an extent of 12,000 kilometres. According to Forest Minister Indrakaran Reddy, a total of 13.44 lakh acres of defunct forest was regenerated by planting saplings.
To prevent grazing by cattle and prevent the smuggling and felling of trees for domestic uses, a trench was dug up around the forest to an extent of 10,886 kilometres at select places of the forest in the state. Meanwhile, CM KCR will launch the ninth phase of Haritha Haram at Thummaluru urban park in Ranga Reddy district today. Minister Mr Indrakaran Reddy has appealed to people to take part in the massive plantation drive.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao