In order to stoke up the progress of rural areas with a fusion of development schemes initiated by the government, the Jalpally Municipality officials have begun door to door distribution of saplings in several wards under Haritha Haram together with Palle Pragathi and Pattana Pragati programs to take stock of the issues being faced by the people of different wards.
This year, with a fund support of 10 percent earmarked for Haritha Haram out of an overall outlay of Rs.25 lakhs, the Jalpally Municipal council has fixed a target of planting 87,700 saplings in all the 28 wards this season. After inaugurating the Haritha Haram program Commissioner Jalpally Municipality G.P.Kumar said, “Trees are a great source to maintain ecological balance and helps in creating an ambient temperature for a safe, secure and protected atmosphere and environmental system. The municipality has raised over 1.35 lakhs saplings in two nurseries to carry out plantation drive. With this they secure 88,000 and 47,200 saplings respectively of different varieties in both the nurseries. We have planned to distribute homestead plants among 5000 households and every household will get five such plants of different varieties.”
To begin with, the officials have visited ward nos.8, 9 and 10 today and distributed saplings among the local residents. The Commissioner, while going round the room to distribute the saplings, urged the people to raise the saplings meticulously to help build a safe and secure environment for living a healthy life full of fresh air and biodiversity.
Besides, the Municipality Officials also took up Palle Pragathi (Village development) and Pattana Pragati (Town Development) programs to record the public grievances before estimating them to solve the issues. Chairman Abdallah Sadi and Commission G.P. Kumar accompanied by concerned ward councilors have visited these three wards to take stock of the issues related to sanitary, drainage and water supply being faced by the people. During this visit, the local people brought their issues about lack of proper roads, sewerage system and even the water supply to the notice of officials from Sanitation, Water Works and Electricity departments.
“We are providing 500 saplings to each ward councilor so as to distribute them among the public with door to door campaign. Planting trees improves the quality of the environment thereby helping the humans to breathe fresh air to live a healthy life,” said Abdullah Sadi, Chairman Jalpally Municipality.
The officials also informed that the Minister for Education P.Sabitha Indra Reddy will visit ward Nos. 18, 19 and 20 on 2nd June to take part in both the programs.
Spread over an area of 30 square kilometers with a mixed population of around 80,374 (as per 2011 census), the Jalpally municipality has curved out in the year 2016 by merging four Gram Panchayats such as Jalpally, Pahadi Shareef, Balapur and Kottapet. Together the Jalpally carries around 23,961 families in the Municipality limits divided into different socio-economic groups.