HYDERABAD: The state government has announced that individuals and institutions will be rewarded and awarded for their best work in tree plantation.Before the launch of third phase of Haritha Haaram on Wednesday by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in Karimnagar city, the state government announced 425 awards and rewards to institutions and individuals right from the village level to state level. The cash award ranges from `1 lakh to `15 lakh and the total value of the awards is `15 crore.
Chief secretary SP Singh conducted a video conference with all district collectors on Tuesday on the third phase of Haritha Haaram. According to Singh, three awards for individuals in each district would be given for their best work in Haritha Haaram.
The best Haritha village, mandal, school, junior college, degree college, technical college and others too would get awards. At the state level, best MLA, best district collector and best forest officer will get awards, besides 18 other state level awards. Meanwhile, Singh wanted officials to form Green Brigades across the state in next three days time. “Students, women, youth, environment lovers and NGOs should participate in the programme,” he said.
He directed officials to involve Rotary clubs, NCC cadets, scouts and guides, NSS volunteers, Bar Associations, NGOs among others.The education department has declared July 15 as Green Day for planting 50 lakh saplings, he said adding that Haritha Haaram should be continued till green cover increased to 33 pc of state’s total geographical area.