Kick starting the sixth phase of Haritha Haram aimed at planting 30 crore saplings, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday launched the programme by planting a plant at Narsapur eco-park in Medak district. He also inaugurated urban forest created in an area of 630 acres. The first phase of the programme to improve green cover of the State to 33 percent started on July 3 of 2015 at Chilkur by the Chief Minister by planting a “Sampangi” plant.
The Chief Minister has arrived at Narsapur at 12.20 and unveiled the Eco Park stone marking the inaugural in the presence of finance minister T Harish Rao and Forest Minister an Indrakaran Reddy and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests R Shobha. He then planted an “Alla Nerada” plant launching the sixth phase of Haritha Haram. The Chief Minister and dignitaries also water the plant in a symbolic gesture.
The Chief Minister already directed officials to adopt the “Yadadri” model developed based on Miyawaki method of growing thick forests everywhere and establishment of highway nurseries at an interval of 30 kilometres on all State and national highways. While drawing special plants to revive degraded forests the sixth phase calls for protection of forests under ‘jungle bachao jungle badhao “slogan given by the Chief Minister