Andhra planted 33 crores of saplings in two years: minister
Amaravati, August 4 (IANS): Andhra Pradesh’s Forestry and Environment Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy said on Wednesday that the state government had planted 33.2 crore of saplings in the past two years.
He revealed as Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was due to plant a sapling at AIIMS, Mangalagiri on Thursday to kick off the Jagananna Paccha Thoranam – Vanamahotsavam 2021 program.
“The state government has put in place an ambitious program to protect the environment and balance climatic conditions by planting more trees in the state,” Srinivasa Reddy said, adding that other saplings would be planted under this program with the same enthusiasm.
The minister said that Jagananna Paccha Thoranam – Vanamahotsavam was initiated to make AP green and urged the public to participate in this initiative with posterity in mind.
In addition, the state government is also in the process of planting 75 lakh of saplings under the NREGA program, including taking similar steps under the Nadu-Nedu programs.
“The government is committed to promoting 33 percent greenery in accordance with the national forest policy, thereby achieving ecological balance, prioritizing forest conservation and promoting greenery,” the minister added. .