K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: Telangana State Planning Board Vice Chairman B Vinod Kumar has called upon the people to make the plantation of saplings a regular part of their life for the protection of Mother Nature from pollution.
If a tree has to be removed due to unavoidable circumstances, then ensure that at least 10 saplings are planted and nurtured properly, he said and instructed the authorities concerned to chalk out strategies in this regard.
The Planning Board vice-chairman participated in the plantation of saplings as part of Haritha haram programme at Hussainpura in the 27th municipal division in Karimnagar town on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Vinod Kumar said that the people should grow trees and ensure that there was no need to purchase oxygen. He said that the authorities had taken up massive plantations as part of the Smart city programme in the town and its surroundings to provide green coverage and provide fresh air.
With regard to the pandemic Covid, he said that the deadly virus was likely to increase following the huge congregations in the Huzurabad assembly segment in the wake of by-elections. There was a heavy increase of visitors to the Huzurabad assembly segment due to the present political developments, he said and directed the authorities to accord special priority to check the spread of the virus.
He instructed the authorities to intensify the vaccination drive in the district. Out of the 9 lakh population in the district, the authorities had completed vaccination of 4 lakhs, he said and added that they would complete the vaccination process by administering vaccine daily to 20,000 persons. Mayor Y Sunil Rao, Choppadandi legislator Sunke Ravishankar, corpotator Vaala Ramana Rao, former deputy Mayor Abbas Sami and others were also present.