TELANGANA

ULBs take up massive plantation drive

The Urban Local Bodies across the State took up massive plantation of 19.67 lakh saplings to celebrate ‘planting day’ with prominent personalities, including Cabinet Ministers, participating in the exercise on Wednesday.

Of the target of 1.40 crore saplings to be planted, about 54,33,294 saplings have been planted till date and with the latest exercise, the number has gone up to 74 lakh.

Saplings distributed

The plantation drive taken up on Wednesday includes distribution of over 12 lakh saplings to people, scattered plantation of over 2.5 lakh plants, block plantation of 1.9 lakh saplings and avenue plantation of 3.1 lakh saplings.

Telangana Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao participated in the mega plantation drive in Siddipet Municipality, Forest Minister Jogu Ramanna in Siddipet Municipality, and Endowments Minister Indrakaran Reddy participated in Nirmal Municipality.

Students participate

At several other municipal areas, local MLAs, MLCs, chairpersons, ward members, school and college students, self-help groups and other organisations took part in the plantation drive, a press release from Director of Municipal Administration T.K. Sreedevi said.

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