CM KCR launched the sixth phase of Haritha Haram Programme
By planting a sapling of a Black Plum at Medak districts Narsapur forest is on 25th June 2020, the Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekhar Rao has launched the sixth phase of the Haritha Haram Programme. The Chief Minister also inaugurated a 636 acre Urban Forest Park at Narsapur.
Under the sixth phase of the programme, the target has been set to plant 30 crore saplings across the state. Out of the 30 crores, 50 lakh saplings will be planted in Medak district. The large scale tree plantation programme has also generated employment in the state as the pits for the plantation of saplings are dug under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS).
Haritha Haram Programme
The programme was launched on 3rd July 2015 by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. Through the programme, the Telangana state government has set a target to increase the forest cover in the state to 33 per cent from the 24 per cent (as per 2015 records) by planting a total of 230 crore saplings across the state.
As per records, a total of 182 crore saplings have been planted to date across the state. The saplings are planted across the state with the help of departments such as forest, municipal administration, Panchayati raj and rural development etc.