The University of Hyderabad (UoH) in association with the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI), undertook a massive tree plantation under the flagship programme of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana ‘TELNGANA KU HARITHA HARAM’ on 11th July, 2016 in about 250 acres and more than one lakh saplings were planted in half-a-day.
Sri Baba Fasiuddin, Hon’ble Deputy Mayor, GHMC and Prof.Appa Rao Podile, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor inaugurated the plantation programme. The Office Bearers of CREDAI, namely, Sri Ram Reddy, President of Telangana State Chapter, Sri Ram Reddy, President of Hyderabad Chapter, Sri Rama Krishna Rao, General Secretary, Sri Murali Krishna Reddy, Vice-President, Sri Anand Reddy, Vice-President, Sri Rajeswar, Treasurer and Sri M.V. Rajeswara Rao, Chief Executive Officer welcomed the dignitaries.
Sri Baba Fasiuddin informed that there had been tremendous response from the people of Telangana to the call given by the Hon’ble Chief Minister for massive tree plantation and on this day itself about 25 lakh saplings were being planted in various parts of the twin cities. He also recalled that once upon a time there used to be several gardens in the twin cities and the localities in and around such gardens were named as Setaram Bagh, Kanchan Bagh, Bagh Lingampally, etc. and because of existence of such gardens, a pleasant climatic conditions were prevailing. But now such cooling weather condition do not exist. And, in an effort to bring back such climatic conditions the Telangana Government has decided to undertake massive tree plantation programme.
Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor while speaking on the occasion said that University would experience the benefits of plantation of one lakh within one-two years. Further it was also informed that these plants would be protected and maintained by the CREDAI over the next 3 years. The Vice Chancellor thanked the officials of HMDA for initiating the programme, and Dr.Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner, GHMC, Office Bearers of CREDAI and the Officers of University of Hyderabad for cooperation and coordination, and for making the event a grand success. He complimented all the NSS Volunteers from several nearby institutions, students of the University, Faculty members, Officers, Non-Teaching Staff and outsourced staff for their participation in the programme. He expressed his gratitude for the CREDAI for supporting the programme and for making all the arrangements.
In this programme about 1300 NSS Volunteers from 20 Engineering Colleges affiliated to JNTU-H, about 1000 members of University fraternity and about 1500 workers participated and more than one lakh saplings were planted in half-a-day. This is the only place in the State of Telangana where more than one lakh saplings were planted and is a record of sorts for the State of Telangana and as well as for the Capital City of Hyderabad.
The Office Bearers of CREDAI expressed their gratitude to the Government of Telangana and to the University of Hyderabad for their support and cooperation in the endeavour.