Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday has directed Hyderabad Metro Development Authority (HMDA) authorities to go for a massive greenery drive in and around areas falling under its jurisdiction. In a review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan on developing greenery in Hyderabad and outskirts, Chief Minister urged HMDA, Commissioner, B Janardhan Reddy to come up with a plan of action to improve greenery under HMDA in a targeted manner.
CM said that Hyderabad should not become a concrete jungle like some of the others Indian cities and people residing here should benefit from the massive plantation program, which will have a positive impact for generations to come. The Chief Minister asked HMDA Commissioner to engage the community by roping-in local walkers clubs and make them responsible for maintenance for long term sustenance.
CM also emphasized on the need to work towards rejuvenating extensive greenery between Hyderabad and Medak, which was the case earlier. The Chief Minister said that there was a need to have an integrated approach by collaborating with Forest department to develop greenery including the areas around Outer Ring Road.