Hyderabad: As part of the flagship promgramme “Telangana ku Haritha Haram” to achieve the target of planting 25 lakh saplings in Hyderabad in a single day on Monday, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao planted saplings on the NIMS premises. The Chief Minister planted Neem and Kadamba saplings on the NIMS premises and watered them.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the program was of the people and for their better future. The plantation programme will turn the city into a “Green Carpet” in the days to come and will attract rains in a big way.
People should not think that the Haritha Haram program is of the government. He exhorted the people to plant saplings at their homes.”
The two-week long massive afforestation drive will certainly increase the green cover up to 33 per cent from the 24 per cent, he said. “Over the next four years, our forest cover will reach the target with active participation of all departments, officials, people, NGOs, private institutions, organizations, companies and traders by planting saplings at their offices and houses,” he added.
Meanwhile, film personalities participated in large numbers in the Harithaharam programme held across the state. While Movie Artists Association (MAA) president Rajendra Prasad participated in a programme held in the city and planted saplings, other prominent stars also took part.
Prominent film personalities including Daggubati Rana, Allu Arjun, Rakul Preet Singh, Raasi Khanna, Amala, Nagarjuna and megastar Chiranjeevi took part in the green drive.