haram (HH shall we say) is the official government program of Telangana
state. It is the campaign to plant crores of plant saplings over the
state during the coming few years. HH has been inaugurated by the Chief
Minister shri Chandra Sekhara Rao on 3rd July, 2015 at Chilkur Balaji temple near Hyderabad.
Telangana is covered about 24% with greenery. The national
forest conservation policy is aiming at 33% greenery. So a massive
plantation program has been successfully underway for more than a year
now. The main aim is to maintain ecological balance, biodiversity,
and protection of good soil and its nutrients. Stopping smuggling of
wood from forests and regenerating forests are also included too. Trees stop
soil erosion and hold the waters near the roots. They reduce pollution
and give shade. Of course wood and other benefits of trees are all known
In the forest areas about 120 crores of saplings will be planted.
In the rest of the state about 100 crores of saplings are to be planted
in two or three years. Many have been already done too. Plantation
will go on beside the roads, canals, lakes, in the premises of educational
institutions, government offices, municipalities, industrial estates
and residential complexes.
About 230 crores are allocated for the campaign. Let us hope that
HH increases rainfall and cools the state. Let us wish the good old
beautiful green nature of five decades ago returns back to the state.
Telangana ku Harita Haram
for Mother Earth
Promises us a much better Health
growing our Wealth!