Nalgonda: District Collector Prashant Jeevan Patil on Thursday instructed the officials to file cases against those who damage or steal tree guards protecting saplings planted during Telangana Ku Haritha Haram.
Sarpanches of some villages complained to the district collector during his visit to Kanagal that some persons were stealing the tree guards and selling them at scrap shops. Patil instructed the officials to take the matter seriously and file cases against persons who damage or steal tree guards.
“Mandal level officials should hold meetings with scrap shop owners and warn them not to purchase tree guards,” he said, and warned of serious action against shop owners if they are involved in such activity.
He has also instructed the officials to take up a special drive from July 5 to plant saplings along Panchayat Raj roads that connect villages. In addition to this, “Palle Pragathi Vanams” should also be developed on one acre of land in all the villages in the district. Walking tracks would also be set up in Palle Pragathi Vanams in which 3,000 saplings should be planted, he added. He has also underlined the need to complete geo-tagging of all the saplings planted under Telangana Ku Haritha Haram.
The district collector instructed the officials to take measures to plant saplings in two rows on both sides of Kondamallepally-Hyderabad road. District Rural Development Officer Shaker Reddy, District Panchayat Officer Vishnu Vardhan and others were also present.
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