Hyderabad: Finance Minister T Harish Rao today stressed the need for building an eco-friendly Telangana.
People cooperation is a must to protect the environment, forests, and growing greenery for the purpose, the minister said. If we failed to protect the environment from pollution we may face the danger of buying oxygen as we are purchasing water now he warned.
He inaugurated an Environment Science Center for ecological balance at Pocharam forest area here in Medak district. It was built by spending Campa funds Rs 43.23 lakhs and Rs 20 lakhs of Biostat.
The state government has successfully planted about 210 crores of saplings during its six phases of the Haritha Haram program. Our responsibility is to protect greenery and increase its cover he said. It will help students and children get the awareness of green and forests to build a conducive atmosphere.
He exhorted to follow green expansion as part of Jungle Bachavo and Jungle Badhavo slogans. To build an environmentally friendly state people, the government, and all others should support green expansion. We are focused on protecting existing forests, increase their cover, and green in the state. If we succeed in these efforts Telangana will sure have a good environment and offer the most liveable place, he said.