Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao while launching the massive one lakh plus plantation program as part of the fourth phase of Haritha Haram said that “if we protect the nature, it protects us. If nature exhibits its anger, then the existence of human beings become difficult.
That is the reason why our elders educated us on worshipping nature so that the rain god bestows his blessings on us. And hence it is of utmost importance to plant saplings and save the nature”.
The Chief Minister extensively toured the GAJWEL Constituency represented by him and participated in several plantation programs as part of Telangana ku Haritaharam fourth phase. In addition to Gajwel constituency CM also participated at four places in Medchal district, Turkapalli and planted saplings. He planted KADAMBAM sapling at Gajwel bus stand cross roads.
CM formally launched the massive plantation aimed at planting 1,00,116 saplings simultaneously in one go at all the places, falling part of Gajwel municipality. When CM initiated launching the plantation program, there were clouds and moderate drizzle all around Gajwel area.
CM planted saplings at Turkapalli, Mulugu and Prajnapur villages in Shameerpet Mandal. On the Rajiv Rahadari highway road side he planted Akashamalli sapling. After completion of programs in Gajwel CM stopped at Prajnapur and planted saplings in the residential premises of Nagaraj a resident of that village. The saplings included Coconut and other domestically useful saplings. CM enquired about the well being of the Nagaraj family.
In fact, it was proposed that in the Gajwel municipality 1,00,116 saplings are to be planted. However, on a saturation basis, 1,36,588 saplings were planted covering all areas within Gajwel Municipal limits. On this occasion, CM instructed the forest officials to establish a green battalion to protect the forests in the state and the greenery in the state. If necessary and if required, said the CM, that the department may take the help of police department.
CM on his way to Gajwel to launch the massive plantation program, dropped at Singayapalli forest belt and went inside going around for some time and observed the forest. CM complemented the forest officials on the steps taken, which he personally seen, to protect the forest there. CM announced a reward of Rs 5 Lakhs to the forest officers as an incentive.
After he went through the forest CM suggested to the forest officers that it would be better if a formal “forest lunch” (The VanaBhojanalu) is organized for MLAs once. CM also elicited the views of forest officers and enquired about forest rejuvenation at Singayapalli forest block. Forest Minister JoguRamanna and PCCF PK Jha thanked the CM.
In every house premises, roads, on outer ring road, public and private institutions, prayer places, government offices etc saplings were planted. When CM started plating the sapling, the siren was blown and simultaneously people everywhere planted the saplings.
Saplings were collected from different nurseries which included tamarind, mango, allaNeredu, Karivepaku, munaga besides flowering and fruit-bearing saplings. These were planted everywhere as per the liking of the people. Gajwel town was divided into 8 clusters and each cluster headed by a special officer and planting 15,000 plus saplings in every cluster.
CM appealed to the people that the pants are to be protected the way they take care of their family members.
In this massive plantation program of Haritha haram 1778 employees have participated and 1300 workers are engaged in the program for various activities. 12,000 households, 45,000 population involved in this program. CM thanked all those who took part and made it a great success.