National Forest Policy Should Have 33% of Tree Cover

Telangana-covered-in-greenHyderabad: The national forest policy should have 33% of tree cover. And 25.16% green cover and 22.62%.To achieve 33%, if hundreds of crores were given for saplings. The total forest area was 64,000 sq.km-23.20%, TS got 36,917 sq.km of forest while AP got 27,083 sq.km.
Srivasuki said, , “In three years, 230 crore saplings will be planted in TS, out of which 100 crore plants are allocated for forest areas, 125 crore for rural area and 5 crore for urban area. Yearly allocation of Rs 800 crore has been made for the next 3 years.”
“That apart, on World Forest Day (March 21) Pragati Foundation, in association with Greater Hyderabad Resident Welfare Association, will start the Herbal Urban Forestry Program,” he said.
And Dr G.B.K Rao chairman and managing director of pragati said, “The aim is to plant sacred herbal saplings at various avenues and urban pockets to provide a pollution free, mosquito free, disease free, virus free, bad bacteria free life to the citizens of Hyderabad and even reduce the temperatures in the Twin Cities. In Pragati Bio-diversity Knowledge Park near Chilkur Balaji temple at Proddutur village under Shanakarpally Mandal, herbal saplings have been planted across 2500 acre.”
Major Shiv Kiran, resident of Methodist Colony, Begumpet said, “OnMarch 22, at Neem Park, herbal plantation and development of rain water harvesting pits would be taken up. The Greater Hyderabad United RWA will spread the word to all interested colonies

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