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PM Modi thanks Telangana leader for ‘Green India Challenge’ | India News


HYDERABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Rajya Sabha MP and TRS leader Joginapally Santosh Kumar for the initiative of the ‘Green India Challenge’ program to increase green coverage in the country. In a letter addressed to the TRS deputy, the prime minister congratulated him on taking the initiative to preserve a cleaner and greener environment.
The prime minister in his letter said that “it is the individual and collective responsibility of each citizen to leave a green footprint for posterity. Efforts like ‘Green India Challenge can be successful only through people’s participation,’ Modi said.
The prime minister considered that the book “Vruksha Vedam” could educate people and especially young people to understand the holistic relationship between nature and humanity.
The Green India Challenge initiative was adopted by Santosh Kumar on July 17, 2017 to improve green coverage that has now spread to 20 states in the country, including Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Delhi and other states. It has now become the largest single campaign in the country with over 10 million saplings planted across the country.
While thanking the Prime Minister for his encouragement, support and recognition of the Green India Challenge and Vruksha Vedam, the MP said that six years ago, there were challenges such as the Ice Bucket Challenge and the Rice Bucket Challenge. An idea etched in my mind, why don’t we use those challenges to protect the environment and improve green cover, as climate changes are a major concern around the world. Telangana Prime Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had also started Telangana Ku Haritha Haram with the intention of improving green coverage from the current 24% to 33%. The government’s efforts are also yielding positive results, the deputy said.

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