Hyderabad: The Telangana chief minister Chandrasekhar Rao asked the forest staff to check illegal felling of trees and encroachment of forest lands. “I always get to hear about shortage of staff, facilities etc.But these are old excuses, “he said interacting with forest officials at Dulapally in the Ranga Reddy district.
If needed, the government would provide further teeth to forest Act or bring in a new Act. Chief minister also stated the officials to increase the forest land from 25 percent to 33 percent. “I am here to motivate you but not scold you”.