NIZAMABAD: Nizamabad district administration in Telangana has decided to take up a sapling plantation drive with an innovative concept to increase greenery across the Railway Track in the district as a part of the third phase of the Haritha Haaram programme which will start from July 12.
Nizamabad district has railway connectivity in all parts of the district and by keeping that in mind, district collector Dr Yogitha Rana has decided to take up the programme.
In South Central Railway (SCR), Nizamabad-Nanded Railway line is one of the prominent railway lines. This will make the transport connectivity between North and Western parts and South parts of the country even more attractive.
Nizamabad Railway has its own importance. Recently Nizamabad-Karimnagar Railway line was also inaugurated by Railway Ministry.
After observing all these things, district collector decided to take the splinting plantation and use the Railway line popularise Haritha Haram concept increase the peoples responsibility increasing forests and protecting the forests which helps finally protection of environment. Zilla Parishad (ZP) CEO I Govind made as nodal officer for the programme.
As part of first phase programme sapling plantation from Nizamabad Â-Kamareddy, Nizamabad- Navipet- Nizamabad -Bodhan railway lines selected sapling plantation and decided to plantation programme will be organised two sides of 61KM Railway track and decided to plant around 50,000 spliningÂ’s. The track will situated six Mandals of the district.
All these saplings were not avelbule in government department nurseries collector decided provided the samplings which they purchased from private nurseries and all are ornamental saplings. Apart from Railway track plantation programme will be organised at Dichpally and Naveepet where the huge land avelbule.
After carefully following the Railway authorities’ rules and regulations and holding several meetings with railway engineers the Nodal Officer finalised the programme.
ZP CEO Govind told the sapling will planted from 10 meters distance away from railway track. He has said in selected area bush clearance and digging of pits were completed. Several open areas speedup the arrangements sapling plantation.
“We will spend the funds from MNREGS for providing protection of sapling and watering programmes”, Nodal officer explained.
He has said entire Railway history this was first time Nizamabad district administration organising the programme on two side of the railway track.
He has said that during the beginning railway officials did not come forward organise the Haritaharam programme now the railway officials were more saplings to organise the open land in Railways in the district.
He has said that Sate Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy will inaugurate the programme near Madavanagar Railway gate and he will travel on railway track on traly to surprise sapling plantation programme.