Hyderabad

Plantation taken up by various departments

Plantation programme being undertaken on the 66th birthday of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad on Monday.

Plantation programme being undertaken on the 66th birthday of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad on Monday.  

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s 66th birth day was celebrated by various departments, by taking up plantation activities in the city and outside.

HMDA organised a plantation programme at Sanjeevaiah Park, attended by the Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, who has given a call for everyone’s contribution in increasing green cover in the city and State.

Chief Advisor to the government Rajiv Sharma, Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration, Arvind Kumar, and GHMC Commissioner D.S.Lokesh Kumar too participated in the programme. Mayor Bonthu Ram Mohan, together with legislator A.Gandhi, MP J.Santhosh Kumar and sports celebrity Pullela Gopichand, launched plantation of 10,000 saplings in the Miyawaki forest of Gachibowli Stadium.

Indian Oil Corporation has sponsored all the saplings, planted in an acre of land. Later, Mr.Ram Mohan and others planted beneath the Biodiversity flyover too. Deputy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin has planted saplings and offered Chadar at Yousufain Darga, Nampally.

Managing Director of HMWS&SB M.Dana Kishore, along with 1,000 water board officials and staff, planted 666 saplings at Gandipet, in a special ‘Haritha Haaram’ programme. Special Chief Secretary, Environment and Forests Rajeshwar Tiwari planted saplings at the Sanjeevini Vanam urban forest park in Gurramguda.

HMRL Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy launched the plantation programme at Uppal Metro depot. Speaking on the occasion, he mentioned that 50,000 saplings and shrubs were planted at Miyapur and Uppal Metro depots, several Metro stations, in the central medians below the Metro viaduct, etc.

He explained the Chief Minister’s vision about the need to further increase the green cover in and around Hyderabad to protect the city from increasing pollution levels due to explosion of private vehicles. As a part of the vision of the Chief Minister to develop urban forest blocks all around the city, HMRL has adopted two urban forest blocks at Gollur near Shamshabad Airport and Turkayamjal near Bonguluru Jn on the ORR, he stated. By evening plantation of all the 50,000 saplings/shrubs will be completed, he added.

Anil Kumar Saini, COO, L&TMRHL, HMRL senior officers B. Anand Mohan, B.N.Rajeswar, A.Balakrishna and several other officers and staff have planted saplings at several places in Metro corridors.

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