GHMC to go for green cover drive

GHMC to go for green cover drive
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The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is to plant 50 lakh saplings before the onset of monsoon. According to corporation officials, GHMC has 10 lakh saplings and has called for tenders for 40 lakh saplings of different varieties. Flowering, fruit bearing and shade bearing trees would be planted in different places.

Tender process for 40 lakh saplings

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is to plant 50 lakh saplings before the onset of monsoon. According to corporation officials, GHMC has 10 lakh saplings and has called for tenders for 40 lakh saplings of different varieties. Flowering, fruit bearing and shade bearing trees would be planted in different places. S Mustafa, director, Urban Biodiversity wing, GHMC says that the top priority would be accorded in the plantation in the 960 graveyards.


This apart 100 kms of green curtain would be developed.” Institutional plantation would be taken up in a big way and identification of open spaces in different public institutions and educational institutions is underway. The cause of worry though is with the avenue plantation said a senior official as it is a big challenge to see that the saplings survive as there are several elements including people, passerby who either intentionally or otherwise destroy the saplings.


As part of the Haritha Haram project which envisages the planting of one crore seedlings per year for three years from 2015-2017. Flowering plants that grow up to a height of 6.5, 5 and 1.5 feet would be planted. The species include Bauhina Blakeana, Bauhina Purpurea, Gulmohar, Tabebula Rosea, Peltophorum, Spathodea, Millingtonia, Cassia Fistulia, Tecoma Argentea and other species. The shade bearing trees include Kanuga, Kadamba, Ficus Religiosa, Pagoda, Silver Oak among other varieties.

Among the fruit bearing trees, Guava, Sapota, Acid lime, Nerudu, Badam, Maredu, Singapoire cherry would be planted.Nineteen major parks, 17 theme parks, 13 biodiversity parks, 20 nurseries, 771 colony parks, 428 tree parks, 134 traffic islands and central media, and 12 lakes would be beautified informed an officer from the GHMC.

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