Gearing up for greens and rains

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Anti-encroachments drive
Hyderabad Collector Yogita Rana.

Nizamabad: District Collector Yogita Rana conducted a review meeting on Haritha Haram programme with the various department officials at Pragathi Bhavan in the district Collectorate.

The Collector ordered the Forest and DRDA officials to arrange 1.20 lakh teak stumps and 80 lakh fruit saplings of different variety, to plant in the next rainy season at schools, government offices and barren lands.

Rana asked the officials to complete the geo-tagging of planted saplings, to recognise plants and pay the amount to the workers. “Saplings that dried off should be provided with sufficient water in the summer season,” she added. People who require saplings should consult DFO.

“Those schools or government organisations that has up to 50 saplings, should handover the responsibility of the protection to the school watchman and pay Rs 5 per plant,” she said. Under the NREGS schemes, a daily-wager should be employed for every 400 saplings.

DRDA PD Venkateshwarlu, DFO Prasad, Municipal, Education, Forest and Agriculture Department officials participated in the meeting.

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