Nagarkurnool aims to grow 40 lakh saplings

Nagarkurnool aims to grow 40 lakh saplings
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The Nagarkurnool district administration has set the target of growing as many as 40 lakh saplings in about 460 nurseries across various gram panchayats in the district.

Nagarkurnool: The Nagarkurnool district administration has set the target of growing as many as 40 lakh saplings in about 460 nurseries across various gram panchayats in the district. District Rural Development Officer Sudhakar inspected the newly-sanctioned nurseries in the villages of Raiched, Upperpally, Tadur, Marripally and Uppununtala in the district on Friday and directed the Technical Assistants (TAs) and Field assistants (FAs) concerned to speed up the works.

During inspection, the DRDO felt that the works on nurseries was going on at a snail's pace and directed the TAs and FAs to make the nurseries ready in the next 10 days. "This time, we have set a target of growing as many as 40 lakh plants in about 460 nurseries in the district. During the household survey conducted, we have decided to provide at least 10 plants to each household and accordingly, we have begun our preparations. By end of June this year, we will be ready with 40 lakh plants and as and when the rainy season begins we will embark on mass plantation programme in the district," informed the DRDO.

The DRDO also informed that last year also the district administration had taken steps to grow 40 lakh plants and they were ready to be planted. However, of them, they are planning to plant 20 lakh saplings in place of the dried saplings planted earlier. Apart from this, the remaining 20 lakh plants will be planted in the areas where there are no plants and a few would be distributed to households.

As per the directions of the Commissioner of Forest Department and District Collector, the DRDO and other officials are touring every village and inspecting the nurseries. They have given clear directions to the nursery managers to get ready with plants by June end.

As the works have just begun, the officials gave clear directions to the TAs and FAs to ensure necessary mud and packing process gets completed within 10 days. The MPDOs, village sarpanches, MGNREGA Assistant Project Officers, TAs, FAs and panchayat secretaries are given the responsibility to regularly monitor the development of nurseries and directed them to initiate steps to speed up the works to meet the targets in time.

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