Telangana: Govt fixed a target of 19.5 Cr Plantation under TKHH for this year: CS Somesh Kumar
As per the directions of the Honourable Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar held a video conference with District Collectors from BRKR Bhavan and reviewed the implementation of Telangana Ku Haritha Haaram, Dalita Bandhu and Paddy Procurement in the state.
During the conference, Chief Secretary said that the government has fixed a target of 19.5 crore plantation for this year. He mentioned that due to the successful implementation of the Haritha Haram programme there has been a 7.70 per cent increase in greenery and forest cover in the state.
He instructed the officials to prepare a special action plan for afforestation in those districts where the green cover is less than 10 per cent.
While 19,400 Palle Prakruthi Vanams are functioning in the state, he asked the Collectors to ensure that setting up of Palle Prakruthi Vanams in the left over villages should also be completed at the earliest. Similarly four Brihat Palle Prakruthi Vanams should be set up in every mandal.
Chief Secretary underlined the need to prepare an action plan for taking up massive plantation near irrigation tanks and river beds, in accordance with the instructions of the Honourable Chief Minister. Further, he asked the Collectors to ensure Inch by inch plantation in every urban area of the state.
On Dalit Bandhu, Chief Secretary directed the Collectors to immediately ground all the units in every constituency and mandals.. Referring to Paddy Procurement, he said that seven crore gunny bags are already available, while another 4.5 crores are expected soon.
He directed the Collectors to ensure that farmer meetings are organised at all Rythu Vedikas and create awareness on growing alternative crops. He directed that Rythu Vedikas are made functional. AEOs should operate from Rythu Vedikas.
Smt Shanti Kumari Spl Chief Secretary Forest, Sri R M Dobriyal PCCF, Sri Arvind Kumar Special Chief Secretary MA&UD, Sri K Ramakrishna Rao Special Chief Secretary Finance Sri Rajat Kumar Special Chief Secretary Irrigation, Smt Priyanka Verghese OSD to CM and other officials attended.