The Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to organise the green belt functions in July first week. He has also decided to write a song in this connection. All sections, including students and farmers would be made partners in the programme, which would like a another movement. An IAS officer has been appointed to supervise the entire programme. Rao has also decided to utilise the services of artists in this scheme. Cultural representatives are currently engaged in preparing songs for the function.
Rs 800 cr
The KCR government has begun an exercise to place 39,000 plants in each village and 40 lakhs in each constituency from July as part of Haritha Haram programme to spread vegetation in the State. Nurseries have already been started in all districts to grow plants on a large-scale. Job guarantee funds are being spent for the plants. Rs 2 lakhs was allocated for each nursery. The cm has decided to start the programme if the nurseries are ready by June. The government has decided to fix yearly 230 crore plants in three years at a cost of Rs 800 crore from State and Central funds. Officers have decided to place 100 crore plants in tribal areas, 125 in villages, and five crore in towns. They have decided to spread the forest area to 33 percent which is currently 24 percent.