*This Initiative taken up from Green india challenge promoted by TRS Rajya Sabha MP Joginapally Santosh Kumar*
Prabhas has decided to take up 1650 Acres of Khazipally Reserve Forest located Near Dundigal 20 KMs far from Hyderabad.
Prabhas handed over ₹2 Crores Rupees to forest officials for the development of this Reserve Forest.
Prabhas along with Forest Minister Allola Indra Karan Reddy and Rajya Sabha MP Joginapally Santosh Kumar laid foundation stone for Urban Forest Park today, Monday, September 7, 2020. They observed the reserve forest from a temporary watch tower, later planted few saplings in the reserve forest region.
Forest department is going to convert a small portion of the Forest into Urban forest park while rest of the forest is going to be conservation zone.
Khajipalli reserve forest is known for its medicinal plants and it's extended in 3 compartments.
The forest department is going to fence the entire 1650 acres and immediately start developing Eco park. Constructing park gate, see through wall, walking track, view point, Gazebo. medicinal plant centre would be constructed in the first phase.
All the steps to prevent encroachment of Forest land are also being taken up by Forest Department.
Prabhas stated that he was inspired by his friend, Rajya Sabha MP, Joginapally Santhosh Kumar to adopt Khajipalli forest area and would donate more in instalments, depending on the progress of the work. Prabhas requested the Forest department to develop the reserve forest so that it would create an additional lung space in HMDA limits and develop a Eco park.
Film actor told that his participation to help society through "Green Challenge" and adopting reserve forest has given him immense satisfaction .
Prabhas thanked RS MP Santosh, Govt of Telanganam Forest Minister and Forest officials.
Rajya Sabha MP Joginapally Santosh Kumar fulfills his promise within a year: RS MP adopted Keesara Reserved Forest region to "Gift a Smile" on the birthday of his brother, TRS Working President and IT minister KTR last year. On August 31st 2019, he laid foundation stone for rejuvenation of reserved forest, Eco park. At the event organized on that day. Santosh stated that he would motivate and request his friends to take part in adoption of Reserved Forest regions.
Santosh started 4th round of Green Challenge on June 11th along with Film actor Prabhas.
On the aegis of Santosh, Film actor Prabhas came forward to adopt a reserve forest.
Upon the consultation with Forest Dept, it was decided that Prabhas would take up the responsibility of developing Khajipally Reserve Forest.
Santosh stated that very soon many industrialists would come forward to adopt Reserve forest blocks and he would announce the details shortly.
The program at Khajipalli took place in the presence of a very small number of guests owing to Covid restrictions.
Forest & Environment Minister Indrakaran Reddy, Spl CS Santhi Kumari, PCCF R. Shoba, Social Forestry PCCF R.M Dobriyal, OSD To CM Priyanka Verghees, Sanga Reddy Dist Collector M. Hanumantha Rao, SP Chandrasekhar Reddy, DFO Venkateshwar Rao, Forest and Revenue officials graced the occasion along with Rajya Sabha MP Joginapally Santosh Kumar and Film actor Prabhas.