Hyderabad, 05th June, 2015:
Yadadri temple development authority to collaborate with Pragati Group for sharing its sacred herbal heritage plantation and right plant at the right place. Kishan Rao, chairman of the Yadadri temple development authority shared this while addressing a gathering at Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park as a part of the Telangana Formation Day and World Environment Day celebrations. Plans are afoot to beautify the 8.5 kms sacred parikrama pathway around the Yadadri temple with sacred herbal heritage plantation as per the ethos of Indian culture.
B.V Papa Rao, advisor to Govt. of Telangana called for integrating the Telangana Formation and World Environment Day Celebrations, since every year it is going to coincide with each other. Our government is moving ahead on the path of development by adopting a holistic approach to integrate development with environment conservation. State government is going to launch it’s Industrial policy on 12th June followed by massive green drive in July under the Haritha Haram programme in 5000 villages, talukas and municipal bodies.”
Chief Guest P Ramulu, Chairman – TS Tourism Development Corporation speaking on the occasion said, “When the sultans ruled the Golcondas Hyderabad and Telangana were known for it’s natural beauty, plants, migratory birds coming here from various parts of the world. Although human evolution started 5000 years ago most of the damage to the environment has happened in the last hundred years. Deteriorating human values, psychology and craving for material desires has degraded the environment severely.”
Addressing the media Dr GBK Rao, Chairman and Managing Director Pragati Group said, “Right plantation at the right place is the only answer. Sacred herbal plantation at various avenues and urban pockets to provide a pollution free, mosquito free, disease free, virus free, bad bacteria free life to the citizens of Hyderabad and even reduce the temperature levels in the HMDA region is the need of the hour to give the much needed respite to the citizens. Pragati has acquired the expertise over a period of two decades in achieving this remarkable fete at its 2500 acres Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park near Chilkur Balaji temple at Proddutur village under Shanakarpally Manadal. And we take this opportunity to launch our Herbal Urban Forestry Programme.”
A spectacular dance performance by Dr. Srutha Keerthi and troop, performance by G V N Raju, Mimicry and Ventriloquist artist and the traditional Telangana cuisine that was served for lunch were the other attractions at Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park on the occasion of Telangana Formation Day and World Environment Day Celebrations. All the guest on the dias applauded the commendable work done by Dr GBK Rao, CMD, Pragati Group for conservation of environment.
Time and again ever since Shri K Chandrashekhar Rao took over as CM of Telangana he has acknowledged the intent of the state govt to work together with Pragati to replicate the model across the region. He has already sent his forest officials to Pragati Biodiversity Knowledge Park for a field study to study the herbal green technology there, while CM‘s visit is much awaited. Time and again he has commended the work done by Pragati at its park and has expressed his desire to replicate the Pragati model by all other resident welfare associations and other private and public bodies in Telangana to lead a disease free life.
Urgent, important, will do, such words for taking up plantations is gone. The impact of the rapid destruction of the green cover and concretisation of the cities in the name of urban development is disastrous. We are sitting over a dormant nuclear bomb ready to explode anytime. Time is ticking by fast. If steps are not taken on a war footing to avert this catastrophe, the moment is not far away when our cities, state, nation and our mother earth will soon be engulfed in calamities like Tsunami and Hudhud, people groaning in pain as a result of the impact created by global warming, Ozone puncture and deforestation.