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State govt plans to plant 40 crore saplings

Published: 11th June 2016 05:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2016 05:46 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Telangana government is planning to plant about 40 crore saplings as part of its flagship programme Haritha Haaram this year.

Haritha Haaram plantation drive will be carried out from July 1 to 15 all over the state. Not just staff of all government departments but the government is making plans to involve people in big numbers in this initiative.

“Telangana has a tree cover of 24 per cent of the total area. National forest policy  envisages a minimum of 33 per cent of the total geographical are under forest or tree cover to maintain environmental stability and ecological balance. Therefore we are focusing on increasing the tree cover by taking up Haritha Haaram in a big way. We have decided to plant 40 crore saplings this year. However, 41 crore saplings have already been readied,” forest minister Jogu Ramanna said here on Friday. “Not just the state government officials, but even public representatives and people from all walks of life should participate in the programme,” he said.

Haritha Haaram

40 crore

saplings to be planted as part of Haritha Haram between July 1 to 15.

41 crore

saplings have already been readied by forest dept

10 crore

saplings to be planted in HMDA and GHMC areas alone

Government wants to make the most of good monsoon this year

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