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All set to plant 25 lakh saplings in city today

Mon, Jul 11, 2016, 07:29 AM
Hyderabad, July 10: Government of Telangana is embarking upon a historic initiative to plant 25 lakh saplings in Hyderabad on July 11. While State Government agencies GHMC and HMDA are playing a lead role in this initiative, it is being supported by over 100 state government, central government organizations, NGOs, IT companies, Educational institutions in this ambitious and noble initiative.

State Industries, IT, MA & UD, Mining & NRI Affairs Minister KT Rama Rao will formally launch the event by planting a sapling at Bio-Diversity Park, Gachibowli. Officials of the IT Department, members of Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association and Society for Cyberabad Security Council, IT employees, students, celebrities from film industry and other volunteers will also participate in the event.

After the formal inauguration of the mega plantation drive, CEOs of noted IT companies will also plant saplings at the same venue. A total of 65 IT companies are participating in Green Hyderabad event, and planting over 1,00,000 saplings at various locations in the city.

“The 25 Lakh Sapling plantation on a single day” initiative is a brainchild of Minister KT Rama Rao. This was announced officially about 3 months back by the Minister. From then on, Minister KTR has convened regular meetings with GHMC, HMDA & various government and non-government agencies.

About 105 government and private organizations have come together to participate in this mega plantation. Over 4000 sites in and around Hyderabad were identified for this plantation. After identifying the various locations, pits were dug up in advance. Saplings from over 80 nurseries belonging to HMDA, GHMC and Forest Department, were transported to the plantation locations.

After the inaugural at Bio-Diversity park, the Volunteers will take up plantation at the following

Locations: Biodiversity Park, Raidurg Internal Roads , Software Units Layout, Varun Motors to ORR Road, QCity Village Road, Open space beside Franklin Templeton, Financial District, Maulana Azad Urdu University (Gachibowli), Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Gachibowli

Minister KT Rama Rao will also participate in the Green Hyderabad plantation at the following locations: TCS campus at Hitec City - 08.45 AM, Bio-Diversity Park, Gachibowli - 09.00 AM., At BHEL along with the hon’ble Governor Sri ESL Narasimhan at 11.00 AM, River Musi banks, Uppal Bhagayath - 12.00 Noon, Jawahar Nagar, SWM Yard - 01.15 PM, Mallareddy College - 02.15 PM.

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