Tree plantation need of the hour: Naini Narsimha Reddy

Tree plantation need of the hour: Naini Narsimha Reddy
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Former Home Minister and senior TRS leader Naini Narsimha Reddy on Thursday urged people to plant more tree as it need of the hour in view of the current state of atmosphere and increasing pollution.

Baghlingampally: Former Home Minister and senior TRS leader Naini Narsimha Reddy on Thursday urged people to plant more tree as it need of the hour in view of the current state of atmosphere and increasing pollution.

He was speaking at tree-plantation program held here at Baghlingampally walkers park, as part of Haritha Haram, on Wednesday. Naini Narsimha Reddy, who attended the programme as the chief guest, along with Musheerabad MLA Muta Gopal, Ramnagar corporator V Srinivas Reddy and GHMC deputy commissioner Uma Prakash, planted trees in the park during the program. Later they distributed saplings to walkers.

Speaking on the occasion, Naini Narsimha Reddy said that it has become essential to plant more trees in view of increasing pollution and changing environment. He urged everyone to plant trees. Lauding the greenery initiative Haritha Haram introduced by the state government, he said that the CM KCR had foresight of the worsening situation and initiated the programme to increase greenery in the state.

He suggested that the state government make it mandatory to build percolation pits and plant trees for house construction permissions. Referring to the recent changes in panchayat raj act, he said that the sarpanches and ward members would lose their posts if they do not maintain trees in their areas. He congratulated Ramnagar corporator V Srinivas Reddy for his work towards improving greenery in the division.

VST company has given 40,000 tree guards, worth Rs 1.4 crore to protect saplings planted in Ramnagar division, he said. Later, the birthday of deputy commissioner Uma Prakash was celebrated by cutting cake. The leaders present on the occasion congratulated Uma Prakash on her birthday. Among those who participated in the program were TRS division president R Mallesham, TRS leaders Muta Jaisimha, M Prabhakar, Sirigiri Shyam, Mudhigonda Murali, R Moses, Shiva Kumar, Prakash Reddy and others.

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