Telangana Haritha Mitra Awards: Government of Telangana, Forest Department has Constituted of Telangana Haritha Mitra Awards (THMA) and Terms and Conditions have been issued on 19/05/2016 through Govt Order.No.22 in the reference of the PCCF, Telangana, Hyd., Rc. No.20588/2015/WLR2 (2), dt.12.02.2016.
In the reference, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), Telangana State, Hyderabad has submitted a proposal for Constitution of Telangana Haritha Mitra Awards to encourage and recognize the efforts done by individuals and organizations in increasing tree cover in the State.
Government of Telangana has embarked on greening of Telangana by adopting “Telangana Ku Haritha Haaram” as flagship programme involving all Government departments. The efforts of Government organization has to be supplemented by efforts from Individuals and Organisations, and their efforts need to be recognized and awarded so that the awards may act as incentive to others to adopt greening activities.
It is proposed to constitute “Telangana Haritha Mitra Awards” to encourage and recognize the efforts done by individuals and organizations, in increasing tree cover in the State. After careful examination of the proposal of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Telangana State, Hyderabad, Government here by Constitute “Telangana Haritha Mitra Awards (THMA)”, to be given in the following categories:
ii. Peoples representatives iii. Forest Officers
B. Institutions / Organisation:
ii. Non-Government iii.Corporate
C. Local Bodies:
i. Urban ii. Rural
One award in each category at State Level and one each at District Level will be given away, every year. The awardees will be given a cash award of Rupees 1.00 Lakh (Rupees one lakh only) for individuals and Rupees 2.00 Lakhs (Rupees Two lakhs only) for other categories along with medallions and citations, in token of their remarkable contribution in increasing the green cover.
The expenditure on account of “Telangana Haritha Mitra Awards (THMA)”, will be met from Afforestation Fund (Telanganaku Haritha Haaram). The Divisional Forest Officer (Social Forestry) & Member Secretary of the District Level Committee of Telangana Ku Haritha Haaram shall invite applications after giving wide publicity for all the categories in each District, by 15th of Feb every year for the work done in the previous calendar year.
The District Level Committee of Telangana Ku Haritha Haaram shall scrutinize and evaluate all the applications and recommend awardees for each category by 31st of March to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests / Member Secretary of State Level Co-ordination Committee of Telangana Ku Haritha Haaram.
The State Level Co-ordination Committee of Telangana Ku Haritha Haaram shall finalise the awards in each category by 30th April and submit to the Govt. for approval and notification. Awards will be given to the finalists on 2nd of June, the Telangana State Formation Day, by the Hon’ble Chief Minister in a State function.
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), Telangana State, Hyderabad shall take necessary action, accordingly. This order issues with the concurrence of Finance (EBS.VIII) Department, vide their U.O.No. 2991/83/16, dt. 12.04.2016.