After Nellore, it is now the turn of East Godavari to take up the green initiative. To this effect, the entire of the East Godavari district is geared up to take 15.5% share in the AP State Govt’s initiative, Vanam Manam.
The district will show green solidarity by planting 15.5 Lakh saplings in various parts tof the region today. This will fulfill the State wide overall mission of planting one crore saplings.
It is well known that East Godavari is easily one of the most green districts of the AP State, with 32 percent greenery. The lush beauty of the region is world famous for many reasons, scenic beauty and fertility included.
Presently, the district officials have decided to steer the State government’s Mission ‘Haritandhrapradesh’. They will now involve various stakeholders, right from corporate groups to the employees organisations and journalist associations – in the plantation drive.
“We have made special focus on upland Mandals such as Prattipadu, Jaggampeta, Peddapuram and Pithapuram, where the green cover is comparatively low. For this we are encouraging the individuals and groups to plant the saplings and protect them for one year. The saplings of different varieties are being procured from nurseries at Kadiyam and plantation charges are being paid from the MNREGS,” District Collector H. Arun Kumar said while speaking to a leading newspaper daily.
Source – The Hindu