Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhar Rao has launched Scheme Telangana Ku Haritha Haram, as part of “Telangana Ku Haritha Haram”, in the coming 3 years 230 Cr Trees are proposed to be added to the greenery of Telangana.
Telangana Ku Haritha Haram Scheme
National Forest Policy of India envisages a minimum of 33% of the total geographical area under forest / tree cover to maintain environmental stability and ecological balance; that are vital for sustenance of all life – forms, human, animal and plants.
Telangana Ku Haritha Haaram, a flagship programme of the Telangana Government envisages to increase
the present 24% tree cover in the State to 33% of the total geographical area of the State.
The thrust areas to achieve the above are two-fold; one, initiatives in notified forest areas, and the other, initiatives in areas outside the notified forest areas.
The first objective is sought to be achieved by a multiprocessing approach of rejuvenating degraded forests, ensuring more effective protection of forests against smuggling, encroachment, fire, grazing and intensive soil and moisture conservation measures following the watershed approach.
Major fillip is sought to be given to Social Forestry for achieving the second objective. In the areas outside the notified forest, massive planting activities will be taken up in areas such as; road-side avenues, river and canal bank, barren hill, tank bunds and foreshore areas, institutional premises, religious places, housing colonies, community lands, municipalities, industrial parks, etc. Legend District Boundary Vegetation Class Dense Forest Open Forest Scrub Non Forest Water Body
230 Crore seedlings are proposed to be planted in the State during the next three years. Out of this, 130 crores seedlings are proposed to be planted outside the notified forest areas (10 crore within HMDA
limits, and the remaining 120 Crores in rest of the State). It is also proposed to plant, and rejuvenate
the viable rootstock to achieve 100 crore plants inside the forest areas by way of intensive protection of the forests.
During 2015-16, planting drive in the entire State will be taken up in 2nd week of July. People from all walks of life, Government agencies, officers, prominent citizens, and public representatives will participate in the programme
The field functionaries of various line Departments have undertaken identification of sites for planting and prepared village Action Plans. The Village Action Plans will be consolidated at Mandal level and finally at the District level to form District Action Plan.
At State level, two com mittees; the State Level Coordination and Monitoring Committee, and the State Level Steering Committee oversee the progress of the TKHH programme.