More than 2 L saplings planted

More than 2 L saplings planted
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People from different walks of life participated in large numbers to make the mega plantation drive Haritha Haram by the government a huge success. Cutting across party lines, MPs, MLAs and public representatives participated in the massive plantation programme. As many as 2, 08,515 saplings were planted on a single day at 141 locations across the City on Wednesday. 

Hyderabad: People from different walks of life participated in large numbers to make the mega plantation drive Haritha Haram by the government a huge success. Cutting across party lines, MPs, MLAs and public representatives participated in the massive plantation programme. As many as 2, 08,515 saplings were planted on a single day at 141 locations across the City on Wednesday.

Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K Taraka Rama Rao planted saplings at Birds Park here and addressed the gathering. He said the Forest Department had done a good job in transforming the park, which was once a dumpyard, into a green land scape.

Stressing on the need to increase green cover in the State, Rao has said that the government is planning to plant 47 crore saplings this year, compared to the 50 crore saplings to be planted by 28 States in the country. Expressing concern at the dwindling green cover, he said loss of trees would lead to imbalance of ecology and have an adverse impact on our lives. ``Let us not see the green drive as merely a government programme; instead everyone should think it as their own project and plant one sapling at least and protect them for posterity,” he said.

Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, Deputy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin, Chief Secretary SP Singh, city MLAs, MPsfrom different parties and public representatives participated on the first day of Haritha Haram. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, Forest Department, TSIIC and other government departments, along with thousands of volunteers, celebrities, school and college students, residential welfare associations and self-help groups participated in the programme.

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