Haritha Haaram: To Make Telangana state Greenery CM KCR started greenery programme, Haritha Haaram, state government’s greenery programme, as a mass movement like Telangana movement, from July.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao held a marathon meeting at the MCRHRD Institute on Sunday with ministers, collectors, SPs and district forest officers to prepare an action plan for the success of the Haritha Haaram programme.
Haritha Haaram a mass movement
He urged the people to take part in the programme like they did in the statehood movement. Mr Rao said he would not take a helicopter to monitor the programme, but tour all districts in a bus.
It was decided to plant 230 crore saplings in the next five years; 40 crore saplings have been kept ready in 4,200 nurseries, which would be planted in the first week of July initially.
Haritha Haaram Poject Details
“Haritha Haaram should not be treated like a government programme. In fact, people should actively take part in this like they did in the Telangana movement for 13 years. Public representatives from the CM to sarpanches should take part and plant sapling. Students should be encouraged to participate in large numbers,” Mr Rao said.
Under the ambitious programme to increase the green cover to at least one-third of the State’s geographical areas, the Government has set itself a target to plant 230 crore seedlings/saplings in the next three years by involving all government departments, local bodies, corporations and all the stakeholders in the society.