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Greenery will banish drought: Harish Rao

Sun, Jul 10, 2016, 05:50 PM
Hyderabad, July 10: Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao today exhorted the people to plant at least 40,000 saplings in each village to banish perennial drought situation and attract rains to fill their lakes, ponds and water bodies with adequate waters.

The minister was participating in various developmental programs in Medak district on Sunday. The minister planted saplings along with people and other participants at Ibrahimpur villages in Sidhipet mandal. Speaking on the occasion, Harish Rao stated that they set a record of sorts by planting 1.05 saplings in Ibrahimpur village and extended thanks to the people, officials and others, who participated in the holy green drive to help future generation.

He said that the green drive is aimed at giving better future to our children. Only the expansion of greenery will help fight pollution, get rains and provide ample scope for irrigating our farm lands, he noted.

“As per the directive of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, the green drive of 46 crore saplings plantation began across the State today. The government aims to implement welfare schemes and developmental programs in a big way spending huge funds. We must also take the responsibility of protecting the saplings planted”, he said, adding that the government will support the cause and reach the target of planting 230 crore saplings over four years.

Harish Rao took a dig at the previous governments for ignoring to take up the green drive that decimated the forests compelling the monkeys to foray into habitats. The TRS Government is taking up the green drive to get abundant rains and send the monkeys to their woods, Harish Rao noted. The people will sure see the benefit of the green drive of routing out the drought situation by filling up the lakes and tanks at all villages the minister maintained.

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