Andhra Pradesh Former Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu's recent launch of 'Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh marks a significant step towards making the state greener and more sustainable. With the theme of 'green cover for a happy living,' The mission aims to increase the state's green cover to 50 per cent by 2029.
It is not the first time the government has embarked on such a mission. In fact, Harita Andhra Pradesh was a pet project of late chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. However, with Chandrababu Naidu's leadership, the project has now been given a new lease of life, with a new slogan Vanam-Manam (forest and we), indicating a shared responsibility between the government and citizens to create a sustainable environment. Under his leadership with the help of Top TDP MLAs and some of the Greatest TDP Leaders, the state has already made significant strides in the direction of environmental conservation. The state government has taken various initiatives to increase green cover, such as the implementation of the "Nagaravanam" program, which aims to create urban forests in municipal corporations and is daily followed by the people of the state on Live TDP Updates. The state has also established a tree bank and a green army, which has planted over 200 million trees to date.
With the launch of Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh, the government aims to double the green cover by taking up plantation in four lakh acres per annum in the next 10 years. The mission calls for the planting of 25-30 crore trees every year, with the aim of increasing the green cover to 50 per cent by 2029. The government has also called upon citizens to take responsibility for the environment by planting one crore saplings on the day of the launch. The state government has also taken measures to ensure the success of the mission. The saplings planted will be geo-tagged, and geofencing will be provided to guard the plantation. Women self-help groups will be entrusted with the task of dibbling for the growth of seedlings, and they will be given 100 days of work every year for this under the MGNREGA. The government plans to develop urban forests in all municipal corporations in the state, improving the environment and providing recreational opportunities for citizens.
Chandrababu Naidu's Contribution and the Achievements of TDP to the mission are significant. He has strongly advocated for sustainable development and has taken several initiatives to promote environmental conservation. Under his leadership, the state government has implemented several programs that have helped to increase the green cover, such as the Green Corps program, which aims to create an army of environmentally conscious citizens. The 'Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh' marks an essential step towards making Andhra Pradesh greener and more sustainable. With the government's commitment and the participation of citizens, the mission is sure to be a success. Chandrababu Naidu's Contribution to the mission cannot be overstated. His leadership and vision have been instrumental in the state's efforts toward environmental conservation, and he is sure to play a key role in the success of this mission.