Nalgonda jail preps 1 lakh saplings

Nalgonda jail preps 1 lakh saplings
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Jail Superintendent Srinivas has already sent a proposal to the Forest department coming forward to extend one lakh saplings for Haritha Haram free of cost through My Nation Nursery.

Nalgonda: In order to promote green growth across the state, the district jail in Nalgonda is planning to supply one lakh saplings for third phase of Haritha Haram.

Jail Superintendent Srinivas has already sent a proposal to the Forest department coming forward to extend one lakh saplings for Haritha Haram free of cost through My Nation Nursery.

The district jail, which has been running My Nation Shop and a petrol bunk in an effort to achieve sufficiency, has also launched My Nation Nursery on its premises three months ago.

Over 100 varieties of the saplings were available at My Nation Nursery. Out of Rs 80,000 invested in the nursery, the jail has earned Rs 25,000 by selling saplings for outsiders and also generated revenue of Rs 30,000 for the usage of the saplings for the jail purpose.

There was good response from people to the saplings being sold at My Nation Nursery. “More than 10 workers including inmates are looking after the My Nation Nursery. A jail warden is also appointed as in-charge,” Srinivas said.

“We have faced shortage of selected saplings for first and second phase of Haritha Haram. It also came to our notice that same situation prevailed across the district.

Hence, we have decided to contribute one lakh saplings for the third phase of Haritha Haram free of cost,” he informed. Srinivas further informed that the price of the saplings ranges from Rs 15 to 1,000 depending on the variety of the plants.

We are taking special care and using best methods in growing the saplings. Expansion of My Nation Nursery is also on the anvil, he added.Inmates of Nalgonda district jail taking care of saplings in My Nation Nursery

Deekonda Ravi Shankar

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