Haritha Haram: A grand success

Hyderabad: The flagship programme of the Telangana government to increase the green cover in the state has been a grand success. People from all walks of life had participated in the mega event in which about 25 lakh saplings have been planted in and around Hyderabad. It minister KTR started the programme in TCS office located in Hi-TEC city. In Janwada, near Gandipet school children & several other volunteers created history by planting 3 Lakh saplings. Twitter and Facebook a abuzz with the hashtag #HarithaHaram.

School children planting saplings in Janwada, Gandipet
School children planting saplings in Janwada, Gandipet

Tollywood also actively took part in the event. Akkineni Nagarjuna planted saplings in Annapurna studios.  Governor E.L Narsimham was also part of the event in BHEL. Telangana has an ambitious plan of planting about 230 crore saplings in 5 years which would increase the green cover from the present 24% to 33%. Compared with last year this time the government has done a good PR exercise and mobilized and motivated the people about the importance of the tress and the event.

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