Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao launched the sixth phase of the Haritha Haram project on Thursday by planting a black plum (alla neredu) sapling in the Narsapur forest area in Medak district.
The first phase of the program to improve the green cover of the state to 33% was kicked off on July 3, 2015, at Chilkur by the Chief Minister by planting a sampangi plant. Since then it has been an annual affair lasting a few weeks each year.
The CM also inaugurated the Narsapur Urban Forest Park, developed in 636 acres. He personally examined the forest revival program works being implemented in Narsapur forest area, going on foot. He also enquired into the works related to the rock fill dam and water harvesting. From the watch tower built on a hill, the CM had the view of the entire forest.
The CM said that forests were there in the river valley regions like the combined Khammam, Warangal, Karimnagar and Adilabad districts. Other than in those districts, Narsapur was the only area where there were thick forests, and so it warranted special importance, he said. He urged more importance to protecting the forests, and afforestation in the deforested areas.
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