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Collector monitors plant saplings on Green Day

Collector monitors plant saplings on Green Day
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It is every individual’s duty to protect the saplings planted under Haritha Haram programme in the district, said District Collector Surendra Mohan....

Suryapet: It is every individual’s duty to protect the saplings planted under Haritha Haram programme in the district, said District Collector Surendra Mohan. As part of Green day observed on Friday, the Collector monitored the saplings planted along the two sides of the roads at Rayanigudem, Pillalamarri, Durajpally, Kasimpet, Ramasamudram, Barakathpuram in the districts.

Speaking on the occasion, he directed officials of the forest department to inspect the planted saplings regularly and asked them to water them on Green Day i.e., on every Friday. He advised the officials to fence the plants with tree guards and throne fences to protect from herbivorous animals like goats and cows.

He also instructed the officials to create awareness among people on importance of plants in maintaining ecological balance and seek cooperation from them to protect the planted saplings in their surroundings and in their villages. Taking Pillalamarri Sarpanch as role model in Green day programme, Collector Surendra Mohan urged other sarpanches and public representatives to play key role in plantation drive and watering planted saplings.

With the combined efforts of official machinery and involvement of people in Haritha haram programme, Suryapet would become pollution-free district very soon, he underlined. Green Brigade volunteers were established to look after the status of planted saplings from time to time for necessary action, he informed.

He advised the forest officials to be in touch with GMR and National highway officials to protect the saplings planted along the National Highway-65 passing through the district. District Forest Officer Praveena, MPDO Venkateshwarlu, Village Secretary Rajashekar Reddy, Forest department, GMR and National Highway officials and villagers of respective villages participated.

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