Stating that Urban areas have become growth centers of modern economies, Governor ESL Narasimhan has said that the Telangana Government has undertaken comprehensive initiatives to leverage the potentials of urbanization into economic growth opportunities.
In his address to the joint session of the State Legislature today, he said that with close to 45 per cent of the State’s population living in urban areas, Telangana stands seventh in terms of urbanization in the country. He said that the Government has been working on building robust urban physical infrastructure and other civic amenities. In this context, the Governor expressed happiness over the launching of the prestigious Hyderabad Metro Rail project, world’s largest metro rail project in PPP mode, with world class facilities.
Narasimhan said that rapid exploitation of natural resources and anthropogenic emissions are causing climate change leading to low and erratic rains. To address this global problem, the Government has launched ‘Telangana ku Haritha Haaram’ in 2015-16, to improve the green covder to 33 per cent of the State. During 2017-18, about 34 crore seedling have been planted across the state, out of which about 30 crore have been geo-tagged. (NSS)