Telangana: Medak Forest Department to conduct ‘Plastic Free Drive’ successfully
‘Plastic Free Drive’ program organized today under the auspices of the Medak Forest Department was a success. Narsapur Urban Forest Park, Narsapur – Hyderabad Plastic free drive was carried out in the vicinity of the road leading to and plastic waste was removed. About a ton of plastic waste was collected and awareness was created among the people of the area about the dangers of using plastic and the harm it does to the environment.
Sangareddy, Medak District Forest Department officials V. Venkateshwarlu and Gnaneshwar, supervised by the event was attended by Sarpanch Dayanand, Narsapur Range Officer Virendra Babu, Section Officer Manjeet Singh, Medak, Narsapur forest personnel, local public representatives, Animal Warriors NGOs, Gummadidala and Mambapur locals. The surroundings were cleaned. Nearly a ton of plastic material was collected beside the road.
On this occasion, Sangareddy District Forest Officer V. Venkateshwarlu said that plastic items should not be brought in the vicinity of the urban park and even forest areas should be identified as plastic free zones and any plastic object should be banned from entering the park. He said that if plastic is used or thrown away, a fine will be imposed. He said it would take nearly a hundred years for the plastic to dissolve in the ground, adding that plastic could also cause many diseases to wildlife.
Medak Chief Conservator Saravanan and Telangana State Forest officials congratulated those who took up the plastic free drive. He said special drives would be launched in all forest areas and urban parks in phases.