Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao launched the two-week-long state-wide Haritha Haram project to plant saplings at Gundrampalli in Chityal mandal of Nalgonda district. He also opened a new marketyard in Choutuppal. He asserted that restoration of ecological balance was the only solution to this problem as also to improve the lives of the people.
“Power cuts are gone. Mission Bhagiratha bri-ngs water and Mission Kakatiya revives tanks. If there is greenery, there will be rain and no drought. In just three minutes, I sanctioned Rs 350 crore for canals. But can we buy rain with this amount, KCR asked, and blamed people for monkeys swarming villages and towns in search of food and water, as their habitats were being demolished. People complain of monkey menace and ask the government to catch them. We don’t harm or kill monkeys since it’s Anjanna… Lord Anjaneyaswamy. It is our fault and not of monkeys. We encroached onto forests and deprived them of their food habitat and fruit-bearing trees. Yadagirigutta once used to be full of monkeys, Vanalu vapas ravale, Kothulu vapas povale. Prathi patashala.. prathi badi oka akupachha vadi kavali (Rains should return and monkeys should go back to their habitats; every school should be green).” he said.
Celebrities and Tollywood actors are lining up to take part in the second phase of ‘Telanganaku Haritha Haram’ campaign launched on Friday by stateChief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in Nalgonda district.