Green India takes up tree translocation

Green India Challenge

By Sanjeeva Raghava

The Green India Challenge (GIC), an initiative launched by TRS MP Joginapally Santhosh Kumar has taken up a massive programme of reviving tress of 50 years old above, which are to be relocated due to the road widening in Nalgonda town. On the instructions of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who visited the town recently, the roads being widened to upgrade the urban body.

On request of  Nalgonda Municipal commissioner  Ramanachary  GIC founder Santosh Kumar  has come forward to trans locate the treesNalgonda MLA K Bhupal Reddy, collector Prashanth Jeevan Patil, Municipal Chairman Saidi Reddy, Vice Chairman Abbagoni Ramesh, Municipal Commissioner KV Ramanachari, GIC members and members of the Vata Foundation formally inaugurated the event of translocation this morning.

Some 50 year-old Neem,  Tamarind,   Pipal and Banyan trees were uprooted in front of the SP bungalow in the town and the trees were moved in big trucks with the help of big cranes. They have shifted the trees to Cherlapalli Urban Park near Nalgonda Bypass.Road.

Members of the Vata  Foundation, GICe,  municipal authorities  with special care, took special measures to ensure that these trees are safely transported and taken measures for their rejuvenation , they have followed scientific methods for translocation. A total of 12 trees have been trans-located so far out of which 11 are Neem Trees and other is Tamarind. The estimated cost of translocation of each tree would be around Rs 1.5 lakh.
Collector Prashant Jeevan Patil said that due to the road widening more than 200 trees are being removed in Nalagonda town and all of them are being translocated in phases by August. In the first Phase 50 Trees are to be translocated.

MLA Kancharla Bhopal Reddy particularly appreciated the efforts of Green

India Challenge and Vata Foundation . He also said that they are unveiling a new dimension of translocating the trees by using scientific methods and instilling life in them. “Green India Challenge founder’s name  Joginapally Santosh will be remembered for ever in the history,” he said.

The Green India Challenge, which has already bagged national and international awards, has reached another milestone with this translocation programme.
Additional Collector Rahul Sharma, Municipal Commissioner Ramanachary, Municipal Chairman Saidi Reddy, Vice Chairman A. Ramesh, Municipal officials, Green India Challenge representatives, Vata Foundation Representatives, representatives of several NGOs participated in the programme.
(Writer is coordinator of Green India Challenge)

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