Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna adopts 1080 acres of forest land in Chengicherla

On the occasion of the birthday of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, with inspiration from the Green India Challenge, the actor announced that he is adopting 1080 acres of forestland.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 Feb 2022 9:00 AM GMT
Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna adopts 1080 acres of forest land in Chengicherla

Hyderabad: Keeping his word, actor Akkineni Nagarjuna adopted 1080 acres of forest land in Chengicherla to set up an urban park in his father Akkineni Nageshwar Rao's name. On the occasion of the birthday of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, with inspiration from the Green India Challenge, the actor announced that he is adopting 1080 acres of forestland.

At the foundation laying ceremony, Nagarjuna was joined by Chengicherla MP J Santosh Kumar and his family members. Akkineni Nagarjuna, Amala, sons Naga Chaitanya, Nikhil, and other family members attended the function. For the development of the forest region, they have donated Rs 2 Crores to the Haritha Nidhi as conceived by the CM.

Nagarjuna said MP Santosh Kumar had launched the Green India Challenge programme to change the environment in our state and country as eco friendly and to clean our environment. He said he had participated in the programme and planted several saplings. In the last Big Boss season final programme, he said he discussed the adoption of forestland issue with Santosh Kumar and declared on the dais that he would adopt forestland.

He said he felt happy that he had laid the foundation stone for the Urban Forest Park as announced by him in the programme. This forest area park would immensely help the people living in the colonies.

MP Santosh Kumar appreciated Nagarjuna for coming forward to take part in the Green India Challenge programme. The MP announced that along with the setting up of Urban Park in the name of A Nageswara Rao, in the vacant areas one-lakh saplings will be planted and that programme will also begin from today. He said no other city had the advantage Hyderabad has towards nature's availability and above 1.50 lakh acres of forest land around Hyderabad would be protected, preserved, and developed as part of the Green India Challenge programme.

The MP said businessmen, entrepreneurs, and organizations who will take up this social responsibility are welcome.

Chengicherla Forest Block is in the Uppal-Medipally area on Hyderabad Warangal highway and amidst the urban spaces, there are 1682 acres of forestland. Nagarjuna took 1000 acres on adoption. An Urban park will be developed in part of the land and in the rest; the revival of the forest areas will be taken up. Officials said that this park would be useful for those residing in Medipally to Chengicherla, Cherlapally, and ECIL areas.

Under the leadership of Santosh Kumar and inspiration from the Green India Challenge, three forest blocks were taken on adoption and Nagarjuna took the fourth block. In the three areas, setting of an urban park, reviving the forest area works are going on. MP Santosh Kumar himself had taken on the adoption of 2042 acres in Keesara and had developed an Eco-park.

Earlier, Actor Prabhas had also taken 1650 acres in the Khajipally forest area and Pharma giant Hetero Drugs had taken 2543 acres in the Mambapur forest area on Narsapur road and they are now developing them as eco-friendly areas.

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