The Minister participated in Palle Pragathi programme at Irukulla village of Karimnagar rural mandal on Saturday
Karimnagar: BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Minister Gangula Kamalakar informed that villages were appearing like green carpets with the planting of trees in a big way as part of Haritha Haram programme in the State. In order to enhance green cover in the State, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has taken up Haritha Haram programme on a large scale.
The Minister participated in Palle Pragathi programme at Irukulla village of Karimnagar rural mandal on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, he said trees were assets to be handed over to future generations, and everybody should take the responsibility to protect trees besides plantation of saplings. Trees would help to protect the environment, he added.
Kamalakar said the previous government had neglected the villages. However, development has taken new shape with the Palle Pragathi programme. Earlier, farmers used to cultivate crops by depending solely on the monsoon. He recalled that farmers staged agitations and burnt agricultural pump sets, and dried maize fields.
Besides 24 hours current, water has been supplied to agriculture fields by completing Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project. Government has purchased every grain produced by the farmers by providing a Minimum Support Price (MSP). Amount was also deposited in the bank accounts of farmers.
Despite Covid outbreak, both development and welfare schemes were going on simultaneously. All water bodies in the State were overflowing even in mid-summer. It was materialised only because of the construction of Kaleshwaram project.
Telangana was the only State which was supplying seed and fertilizers to farmers. Talking about covid, the State government managed to control coronavirus with a comprehensive plan.
Zilla Parishad Chairperson Kanumalla Vijaya, Additional Collector Garima Agarwal and others participated in the programme.
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