Mancherial: The State-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited’s (SCCL) Srirampur area created history of sorts on Wednesday by taking up plantation of 1.59 lakh saplings with the help of 10,000 coal miners and their families during the fifth edition of Telanganaku Haritha Haram. The plantation was taken up in several parts around Srirampur and open lands belonging to SCCL on a single day, surpassing its own record set last year.
Zilla Parishad chairperson Nalla Bhagya Laxmi, Mancherial MLA N Diwakar Rao, Chennur legislator Balka Suman and MLC Puranam Satheesh Kumar, Ramagundam Commissioner of Police V Sathyanarayana, Telangana Boggu Ghani Karmeeka Sagham president B Venkat Rao, vice president K Surender Reddy, DCP Rakshita K Murthy and Jaipur ACP S Venkat Reddy attended the plantation.
Srirampur Area Chief General Manager K Sathyanarayana said the coal major achieved the feat of planting 1,59,876 saplings with 9,886 coal miners and their family members, students and voluntary organisation participating in the event. He thanked the employees, students, NGOs and public representatives for taking part in the drive.
Balka Suman complimented the authorities of the unit for embarking on the mammoth task and accomplishing it. He stated that steps would be taken to convert a piece of reserve forest into tourism spot. Other dignitaries also assured to extend their support to the programmes of SCCL. They were all praise for SCCL for taking up social service activities, besides protecting environment.
It may be recalled that SCCL, which has a 129-year history in coal production, had planted one lakh saplings in a single day as part of fourth phase of Haritha Haram in August, 2018. It conducted the event by collaborating with the Forest Department.