KCR asks Union Minister Rs 100 cr for urban afforestation

TelanganaChief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao urged Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan to sanction Rs 100 crore from it’s share of CAMPA (Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority) funds for supporting the State government’s initiative of developing 188 forests blocks in Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) limits.

He also pleaded to accord environmental permission from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests for Stage II of Palamuru-Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Project (PRLIS) at the earliest.

Harsh Vardhan called on Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan, this  afternoon, during his visit to Hyderabad and also participated in a meeting on Telangana ku Haritha Haram and other afforestation programmes in the State.

The Union Minister said the Union government was making efforts to bring a new Act for conservation of forests. He also appreciated the efforts of the State government to improve the greenery and suggested that more awareness programmes were organised to ensure that society at large realises the need for massive plantation programme.

He also congratulated the Chief Minister on his recent electoral victory. On the occasion, Chandrashekhar Rao requested the Union Minister to restore the ratio of 70:30 percent under adhoc CAMPA rules approved by the Supreme Court.

ore the ratio of 70:30 percent under adhoc CAMPA rules approved by the Supreme Court.

For Local News and Immediate Delivery, download our Android App