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HMDA to plant three crore saplings by July 31

Principal Secretary and HMDA Metropolitan Commissioner Arvind Kumar said on Thursday that of the total five crore saplings, three crore will be planted by July 31.

Published: 24th July 2020 08:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2020 08:23 AM   |  A+A-

Saplings, Plantation

For representational purposes

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: As part of Telangana Ku Haritha Haram (TKHH), the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has drawn plans to plant five crore saplings by August 15.

Principal Secretary and HMDA Metropolitan Commissioner Arvind Kumar said on Thursday that of the total five crore saplings, three crore will be planted by July 31.

He said the HDMA should plant the most saplings among all departments.

However, he expressed displeasure with the HMDA’s Urban Forestry wing for not achieving 50 per cent of the fixed target after the launch of TKHH on June 25.

He held a review meeting with officials of the Urban Forestry wing and ORR on the tree plantation programme.

He stated that wherever avenue plantation are taken up,  it should look pleasing for citizens passing through these stretches.

As part of the lake beautification programme, he directed officials to take up plantations around lake bunds.

He directed HMDA officials to take up tree parks, Yadadri model type tree plantations and Smritivanams in coordination with elected representatives and municipal commissioner in Urban Local Bodies.



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  • Seshagiri

    Trees may be planted in place of wild growth in the the 8 acres GHMC park in KPHB which is not having boundary wall and which is not having walking track along its boundary and which is being monumentally misused all these years.
    2 months ago reply
  • Rammohan

    Officials and unofficials up to collector level must be abundantly held accountable and punished if the saplings planted with scarce taxpayers rupees in crores die due to dehydration and due to lack of protection within 4 years.
    2 months ago reply
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