1.14 cr saplings to be planted in Warangal Rural in next Harith Haram

1.14 cr saplings to be planted in Warangal Rural in next Harith Haram
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It is planned to plant nearly 1.14 crore saplings in Warangal Rural district in the next phase of Telangana Haritha Haram programme, informed Warangal Rural District Collector M Haritha.

Pakhal (Warangal Rural): It is planned to plant nearly 1.14 crore saplings in Warangal Rural district in the next phase of Telangana Haritha Haram programme, informed Warangal Rural District Collector M Haritha.

Plans are being made to distribute about 150 kg seeds of fruit yielding plants during Harith Haram. Similarly, efforts will be made to take up avenue plantations at Pakhal Lake, promoting it as an eco-tourism spot, the Collector said.

She along with Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) M J Akbar, District Forest Officer (DFO), K Purshotham, students and Vana Seva Society members took part in ‘Forest Walk’ at Pakhal Lake surroundings in Warangal rural district marking World Forest Day celebrations on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Haritha noted that it is the responsibility of every citizen to plant at least 10 saplings and protect them to increase the forest cover in the district, which has got only six percentage of forest cover.

To ensure a green environment to future generations, there is a need for planting more trees, she added. The CCF, Akbar, explained how forests are getting depleted day by day and the need for conservation by the present generation. If deforestation continues, it will lead to desertification having a grave impact on future generations, he cautioned.

DFO Purushotham informed that World Forest Day-2018 is being celebrated with the theme ‘Forests and sustainable cities’. The event is being celebrated worldwide since 2012, following a resolution by United Nations. Preserving forests is a must for maintaining ecological balance, he added.

The officials visited Herbal Garden and the newly constructed watchtower, opposite Pakhal Lake and later along with students went on boating in the Lake.

Agriculture officer Usha Dayal, district tourism officer M Shivaji, DPRO M Kiranmayee, Narsampet Government College Principal B Chandramouli, Vana Seva Society members, G Naresh, M Raju, G Ramaswamy and others took part in the programme.

At a programme at Kakatiya Mini Zoo in Hanamkonda, Warangal Urban District Collector Amrpali Kata urged the students to plant saplings at their schools and homes. She told them to provide water in small pots at their surroundings to help birds to quench their thirst during this summer.

The Collector inaugurated a newly setup play area at the zoo. The students presented dramas on environmental protection. The CCF Akbar, DPRO, DS Jagan, FRO Purna Chander, GWMC corporator Madavilatha and attended the programme.

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