India CSR News Network
HYDERABAD: CREDAI, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India, country’s apex body of private real estate developers, as a part of their CSR initiative organized a “Tree plantation drive” in Association with Govt. of Telangana and planted 1,00,000 saplings at Hyderabad central University campus. CREDAI has also pledged to maintain all these trees at the Hyderabad Central University Campus for the next 3 years.
Chief Guest – Prof. P. Appa Rao & Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy, IAS, Commisioner, GHMC in presence of S. Ram Reddy, Dr. M S Ananda Rao, G Anand Reddy, Aditya Gowra, Murali Krishna Reddy, Ramakrishna Rao, C G Murali Mohan, V Rajsekhar Reddy, Kacham Rajeshwar, K Anil Kumar Reddy, M Narsaiah, S Narendar Reddy, P Mahender Reddy, B Pandu Ranga Reddy N Chandra Sekhar, Kothapalli Rambabu, K Raghunatha Reddy, Aditya Venigalla, S Sunil Kumar Reddy, the other members of the CREDAI along with their staff and families and the NSS volunteers participated in the tree plantation program with great enthusiasm.
As the time available was short, this massive plantation required meticulous planning and project management skills and mobilization of special purpose machinery for clearing the bushy growth, for deep ploughing and for drilling one lakh pits, transporting the saplings from distant two nurseries, as at one nursery sufficient saplings were not available. CREDAI divided the allocated land into a number of sectors.
Each sector is further divided into sub-sectors, and each such sub-sector was allocated one supervisor and volunteers from amongst the staff of CREDAI members to ensure preparation and planting of saplings. The saplings of different varieties of trees suitable for the environment in Hyderabad were sourced from Tellapur HMDA nursery and Shamshabad Nursery. One sapling was placed next to the pit to ensure smooth execution of the mega plantation drive
Speaking on the occasion S. Ram Reddy President, CREDAI Hyderabad said, “We have planted 1 Lakh saplings in the allocated land at Hyderabad Central University Campus and we believe we are the single largest private body to plant 1 Lakh saplings today.”
“We have not only planted these trees, we are also going to maintain these trees for the next 3 years till they are self sustaining. We are proud to be associated with Telanganaku Haritha Haram and overwhelmed by the success of the programme today.”, he added.
P. Ramakrishna Rao, General Secretary, CREDAI Hyderabad, said, “Telangana Ku Haritha Haram is a noble initiative by the Government of Telangana State and we fully support the Government in this massive drive to plant 25 Lakh trees on a single day. We got the land for the plantation on 15th June 2016. Since then CREDAI projects team worked round the clock to ensure the necessary preparations were done.”
“Today we havesuccessfully planted 1 lakh saplings at Hyderabad Central University Campus. Our members have mobilized their staff, engineers, workers from their project sites to be part of this mega drive and helped make it successful. We would also like to thank the NSS Volunteers and the Hyderabad Central University Dean and staff for the help and support extended facilitating the seamless execution of the plantation drive.”, he said.
Adding to this G Ram Reddy, President, CREDAI, Telangana said, “Telangana Ku Haritha Haram” is a mega initiative to build a green cover in Hyderabad and its neighboring areas. This will significantly improve the environment and have a long lasting impact on the city. We appreciate the government for their vision to organize Telanganaku Haritha Haram, this will further improve the environment and quality of life at Hyderabad.”