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CM says Manair will be developed like Thames; Exhorts women to involve in Harithaharam

Hyderabad: Launching the prestigious third phase of Harithaharam program at Lower Manair Dam in Karimnagar district, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today vowed to transform the town as that of London city.
Addressing a public meeting after planting a “Mahagani” type of sapling at the Manair Dam area, KCR said like Thames River in London, Karimnagar has Maneru Dam and the government was determined to develop it on par with any other city with roads and infrastructure. The roads are being laid for better transportation and the government will spend Rs 25-crore special funds for construction of Kala Bharathi auditorium, he declared.
The Chief Minister exhorted the women, children and students to shoulder the responsibility of planting and protecting saplings as part of Harithaharam. This will help the government transform Karimanagar town into a green belt area, he said, adding that active involvement of the people will make the green drive a huge success. “Since our lives are tied up with wood from birth to death as we use cradle made of wood for child and finally perform final rites after death using the wood”, he pointed out. Keeping this in view, everyone should come forward and make Haritha Haaram a big success. “It is our duty to turn greenery in our areas and get better quality environment”, he said, adding that giving livable and safe environment to posterity is good rather than giving money and assets.
The Chief Minister also took a dig at the Opposition parties for making baseless allegations on every scheme and program of the government. He lashed out at the Congress and other Opposition parties for coming in the way of development works and projects. “Some useless fellows were making false and meaningless comments on the schemes”, KCR alleged. To revive rural economy and giving boost to the poor, the government has launched several programs for the welfare of the rural people. KCR also said the sheep rearing scheme with 75 per cent subsidy while fishermen getting back to their profession with increasing fish production in lakes, ponds and water bodies followed by Mission Kakatiya program are giving positive results. The Chief Minister also announced some sops to the town to be developed in two years and when gets down of helicopter, Karimnagar should look like a green belt area, he added.
Finance Minister Etala Rajender, Forest Minister Jogu Ramanna and others attended the green drive program. (NSS)