The Chief Minister said the state government has set the target to plant one crore saplings from August 15 to August 30 and directed the district collectors to take necessary measures. He said the tenders regarding the procurement of plant saplings should be completed by August 5 and the remaining works should be expedited. He said Sarpanch, Volunteers, Secretariat staff in villages should be involved in the programme. He said to focus on providing water and protecting the sapling apart from planting it.
Deputy Chief Minister Alla Krishna Srinivas, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Botsa Satyanarayana, Chief Secretary Adityanath Das, DGP Goutam Sawang, Land Administration Chief Commissioner Neerab Kumar Prasad, Agriculture Special Chief Secretary Poonam Malakondaiah, Housing Special Chief Secretary Ajay Jain, Urban Development and Municipal Administration Special Chief Secretary Y Srilakshmi, Revenue Principal Secretary V Usha Rani, Health Principal Secretary Anil Kumar Singhal, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Principal Secretary Gopala Krishna Dwivedi, Finance Principal Secretary Shashi Bhushan, Disaster management Commissioner K Kannababu and other officials were present.