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2,500 students to take part in Keesara plantation drive

2,500 students to take part in Keesara plantation drive
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Malkajgiri-Medchal District Collector MV Reddy reviewed arrangements for the Haritha Haram programme to be held on Saturday.

Keesara: Malkajgiri-Medchal District Collector MV Reddy reviewed arrangements for the Haritha Haram programme to be held on Saturday.

The programme is being organised as part of MP Santhosh Kumar's plans to increase greenery in Keesara forest. The MP adopted Keesara forest and promised to strive for increasing green cover in the area.

Addressing the district officials,the District Collector said that 15 different locations in the Keesara forest were identified for planting 10,000 saplings. He instructed the district officials to take measures to clean the identified locations and remove weed and waste.

He ordered forest officials to dig pits for tree plantation and fill the pits with vermi compost and red soil. He reviewed the water facilities to be provided at the selected locations.

He ordered the officials to prepare a map of the forest and make arrangements for establishment of an exhibition stall.

Arrangements were also being made to bring 2,500 students from schools and colleges to plant saplings, he said. The Collector ordered officials to provide green caps and towels to students participating in the programme.

He instructed the officials to form teams of three members consisting of a district officer, forest official and representatives of college/school to monitor the tree plantation at the selected locations.

He also instructed officials to provide transportation, food and health care facilities for the programme. He ordered the district health officer to keep one 108 ambulance ready for the programme.

Among those who participated in the meeting were joint Collector D Srinivas Reddy, DRO Madhukar Reddy, Kushaiguda ACP Venkateshwarulu, DFO Sudhakar Reddy, DRDO Kautilya, Keesara MPDO, tahsildar Nagaraju and other district officials.

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