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Mukti Vanam built by the Forest department inaugurated

Finance Minister Eatala Rajender has urged people to help the government in increasing the forest coverage.

Mr. Rajender, along with Forest Minister Jogu Ramanna inaugurated the Mukti Vanam, a big garden built by the Forest department near Kaleswaram, in the district here on Sunday.

The Finance Minister said human lifestyle was posing threat to the green cover and endangering the lives of both human beings and wild animals.

“We all know there is no life without oxygen but we are still cutting off precious forest. The increasing number of motor vehicles is throttling life and there is every need to increase our green cover immediately,” he opined.

Forest Minister Jogu Ramanna said the Mukti vanam provides the right platform to bring devotion, entertainment and health at one place.

The park, set up in an area of 50 acres, houses trees of a wide variety and the sectors are named Nakshatra Vanam, Rasi Vanam, Butterfly Garden, Navagraha Vanam, Saptharushi Vanam and Panchavati Vanam.

With an objective of reviving the declining forests, the State government has introduced Telanganaku Haritha Haram programme which promotes a growing of more trees, he said.

The Mukti Vanam is another major attraction at Kaleswaram. It would cater to providing a space for offering prayers which involve planting a certain sapling or praying to a specific tree according their date of birth. An amount of ₹1.45 crore has been spent for the park and to promote tourism in the district.

The park has a children’s play area, resting areas, a wooden house, specially designed ponds, and several ornamental constructions that resemble wooden structures.

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