Telangana

SCCL to plant 40.25 lakh saplings this monsoon

In line with its environmental management plan, the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has chalked out an action plan to plant a whopping 40.25 lakh saplings on 1,369 hectares in the entire coal belt region spread in four districts including Khammam, this monsoon.

The SCCL is all set to undertake the massive green drive under the State government’s flagship programme ‘Telangana Ku Haritha Haram’ (TKHH).

Saplings will be planted along 181 km of road, including the internal roads of SCCL, R&B and Panchayat Raj roads in the vast coal belt region spanning Khammam, Adilabad, Karimnagar and Warangal districts.

The State-owned coal mining company has a distinguished track record in the plantation drive. It has raised plantations in an area of 9,302 hectares with 1.71 crore saplings.

The company has a total of 11 nurseries situated in four districts.

The Kothagudem-based central nursery caters to the sapling requirements of Kothagudem region.

According to SCCL Director (Planning and Projects) and In-Charge Executive Director (Forestry Department-Corporate) A. Manohar Rao, a total of 14.38 lakh saplings of forest tree species, 1.83 lakh ornamental and flowering plants and 3.43 lakh fruit-bearing plants have been kept ready at the Kothagudem central nursery for plantation drive.

Arrangements have been made to distribute the saplings to Project Affected People and other local residents of the coal belt areas.



Plantation drive

Saplings to be planted along 181 km of road, including the internal roads of SCCL

SCCL has a total of 11 nurseries in four districts – Khammam, Adilabad, Karimnagar and Warangal

3.43 lakh fruit-bearing saplings to be planted

Arrangements in place for providing saplings to locals and others






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