Telangana launches tree plantation drive

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 17, 2018 Published on July 11, 2016

Contributing to the Telangana government drive to plant 25 saplings in one day on Monday, the CII, real estate associations, the State-owned Singareni Collieries Company Ltd, government departments and educational institutions have pitched in to make it a success.

The ‘Harita Haram’ programme is aimed at building a greener and healthier State. While the CII-Godrej GBC (Green Building Centre) aspires to set up a first private Botanical Garden focusing on native species of Telangana, the members of the CII have planted 6.5 lakh saplings.

Anil Kumar Venkat Epur, past chairman, CII-Southern Region said, “The CII- Godrej GBC is establishing the first private Botanical Garden which would be focusing on native species of Telangana as the State is a rich repository of native species. By the end of 2017, CII-Godrej GBC proposes to have about 1,000 native species where the centre would serve as a resource centre to learn and appreciate the rich biodiversity of the State.”

Nrupender Rao, Chairman, CII Telangana, said Indian companies have demonstrated that economy and environment go hand-in-hand and going the green way makes good business sense.

The ITC- Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division (PSPD) planted 5 lakh saplings in the State today.

Sanjay K. Singh, Chief Executive Officer, ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division said that ITC’s commitment to the environment is manifest in its constant endeavour to enlarge its positive carbon footprint. This is achieved not only through enhanced energy conservation, but also through use of renewable energy sources and expanding carbon sequestration through its large scale social and farm forestry programmes.”

CREDAI, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India, planted 1,00,000 saplings at Hyderabad Central University campus and pledged to maintain them for 3 years.

Published on July 11, 2016
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