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Telangana Ku Haritha Haram

“Telangana Ku Haritha Haram (TKHH)”, a flagship programme of the State Government envisages increasing the tree cover of the State from present 25.16% to 33% of the total geographical area of the state.

Apart from the above major fi llip is sought to be given to Social Forestry by taking of massive plantation activities outside Forest areas which include Multi-row road side Avenues, River and Canal bank, Barren hill, Tank bunds and Foreshore areas, Institutional premises, Religious places, Housing Colonies, Community abandoned lands etc.

As a part of this, in the coming three years 230 crore seedlings are proposed to be planted in the State. Out of this 130 crore seedlings are proposed to be planted outside the notifi ed forest areas i.e., 10 crore within HMDA limits, 120 crores in rest of the area of the State.

It is also proposed to rejuvenate 100 crore plants inside the notifi ed forests by way of intensive protection of the Forests and encouraging the live root stock.

Under Telangana Ku Haritha Haram programme a comprehensive exercise for identifi cation of nurseries and plantation sites has been undertaken taking the inputs from “Mana Vooru- Mana Pranalika” (MVMP) initiative of the Government.

A Total number of 3888 nurseries have been identifi ed village wise for raising planting stock by involving various agencies (Forest Department, DWMA, Agriculture, Horticulture, Tribal Welfare etc.) for achieving the target of raising 40 crore seedlings for 2015 planting season. Further, initiative is being taken to raise another 40 crore tall seedlings of adequate height for 2016 planting.

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