Hyderabad: The target of 23 Lakh plants should be completed in phases by October: Special CS directive to the authorities
Further coordination between forest and municipal departments for greenery enhancement in urban areas
Measures to grow large plants under the leadership of the Forest Department and supply them to municipalities
Reviewed on greenery enhancement in green forests Special Chief Secretary, Forest Department A. Shanthi Kumari
Mrs. A. Shanthi Kumari, Special Chief Secretary, Forest Department, directed the officials to take up greenery enhancement programs in the green forests of the state as a continuous process. She reviewed the greenery programs with top level officials of the concerned departments at Aranya Bhavan on Wednesday.
The Chief Minister was adamant on the promotion of thick greenery in urban areas and suggested that all departments work in coordination to that end. All municipalities and colonies are going to give priority to growing different types of trees. In addition to shade trees, steps should be taken to plant delightful flowering plants.
The forest department has expressed readiness to supply large plants needed by the municipalities. In the first phase, large plants will be grown in 33 nurseries. Authorities have been advised to gradually stop buying from private nurseries and take steps to grow all kinds of plants needed in government nurseries.
The plants, which were planted for a few years as part of the Telangana Ku Harithaharam, have now turned into trees and are sharing a great deal of joy, officials said. The Special Chief Secretary lauded the efforts of the officials and staff in making Hyderabad Internationally recognized for the second year in a row as Tree City.
They were asked to work towards the goal of large-scale greenery enhancement in the green forests of all forest areas close to urban areas. HMDA is developing 16 green gardens, GHMC 3, CDMA 5, Forest Corporation 6 green gardens.
The target is to plant 55,88,300 seedlings in a total of 30 forests, of which 32,78,500 have been completed so far. The review meeting decided to complete the target of 23,09,800 plants in phases by October.
PCCF (HoFF) R.M. Dobriyall, Commissioner CDMA Dr. N. Satyanarayana, Joint Secretary. Prashanthi, Additional PCCF Vinay Kumar, Hyderabad Chief Conservator M.J. Akbar, HMDA Urban Forestry Director Dr. B. Prabhakar, GHMC officials V. Krishna and other officials were present.