50 Crore Trees for AP Coastline

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AP state government has a plan of action for climate control and increasing global warming. To combat the rising temperatures in the humid coastline, the government has conceptualised planting over 50 crore saplings in the next five years. There is also a special focus to make the new capital city green.

Plans are also on to increase forest cover within the state from the current 22% to 40%.For this to happen, AP Govt had released Rs 1.44 Cr under National Afforestation programme by way of first instalment.

Works have already begun within the state to this effect. Activities like water harvesting, farm forestry etc. are currently being taken up. Works have commenced under the scheme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee, implemented via State Forest Development Agency (SFDA) and Forest Development Agency (FDA) along with Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs) operating at villages.

Few corporate houses have already joined the momentum of sapling plantation programme. The government has also taken up aerial seeding initiatives under which thousand kilograms of seeds were showered on the 17 zones of the capital region.

Government is continuously striving to implement action points in lines of nurturing the urban vegetation with the state. More public parks, gardens and street trees are being steadily implemented.



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