Telangana seeks Rs 100 crores from the centre, to extend green cover

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has requested the Union Environment Ministry to sanction Rs 100 crores, for increasing the state's green cover, especially within the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority limits

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, on December 22, 2018, requested union environment minister Harsh Vardhan to extend support to the state’s efforts to increase green cover, especially within the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) limits. A press release from the chief minister’s office said Rao requested the union minister to sanction Rs 100 crores, from the central share of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority funds, to support the government’s initiative to develop 188 forests blocks in HMDA limits.

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The chief minister also requested the union environment and science and technology minister, to take steps to ensure that his ministry accorded environmental clearance for the stage II Palamuru Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Project, it said. Rao thanked the union minister for according environmental permission to the Kaleshwaram Project.

 

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