THH Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana Implementation Guidelines: Operational Guidelines for Implementation of Telangana Ku Haritha Haaram, Telangana Haritha Patashala(Telangana Green Schools), Implementation of the initiative of the Government of Telangana by the Department of School Education, Telangana, Hyderabad. Director of School Education.
DSE Telangana – Rc.No.77/PS-2-1/2015; Dated: 21-08-2018 – Sub: School Education – Telangana Ku Haritha Haram – Observing “Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana ” in all the Educational Institutional in the State on 25.08.2018 – Instructions issued – Reg.
All the District Educational Officers in the State are aware that, the Government of Telangana introduced “Telangana Ku Haritha Haram (THH)” a flagship programme of the State Government envisages to increase the tree coverage in the State from the present 25.16% to 33 % of the total geographical area.
THH Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana Implementation Guidelines:
The strategy is to achieve the above objective by undertaking massive plantation programme in every possible open space outside the forest and take up intensive rejuvenation and regeneration works coupled with soil and moisture conservation in the degraded forest areas throughout the State.
All the District Educational Officers in the State are further informed that the Hon’ble Dy.C.M. and Minister for Education have reviewed the implementation of Telanganaku Haritha Haram in all Education Institutions and issued instructions to observe “Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana Day” on 25.08.2018.
Instructions on Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana:
Accordingly, the following instructions are issued:
1. Observe “Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana Day” in all the Educational Institutions under all Managements on 25.08.2018.
2. The slogan for the Plantation in Education Institution shall be Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana.
3. Activities on Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana Day On “Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana Day”, the following activities shall be taken up.
a. 09.30 AM to 10.30 AM – Arrange rallies and processions in the habitation/village / Gram Panchayat / Ward to create awareness among the general public to grow more plants.
b. 10.30 AM to 11.30 AM – to take up Plantation in the school premises by all the staff and students. After plantation takes a pledge by all the staff and
c. 11.30 AM to 12.30 PM – Awareness meeting/workshop on Haritha haram to ensure interaction other dignitaries with the students followed by distribution of free seedlings to students for homestead plantation.
4. Green Brigade: Constitute a “Green Brigade” in all High Schools with students and teachers to protect the plants in every school. The Forest Department shall supply Scarfs and – Caps to the Green Brigade Team Members.
5. To give priority for “Block Plantations” wherever feasible.
6. Take up multi-row plantations in 4 to 5 rows all along the compound wall, if the “Block Plantation” is not feasible.
7. As far as possible, only tall plants (3 — 5 feet) are to be selected and they should be preferably drought resistant – flowering, fruit-bearing and shady plants.
8. Each Student and Teacher shall adopt a plant and shall be made responsible for the survival of the plant on the school premises.
9. Coordinate with Grama Panchayathi Rakshana Committee and School Management Committees and involve them in a plantation in all schools.
10. Ensure participation of Elected Representatives in large number in plantation programme on Haritha Patashala — Haritha Telangana Day (25.08.2018).
11. Action Plan for “Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana Day”
Action Plan for “Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana Day” in Educational Institution:
The District Educational Officers shall coordinate with District Rural Development Officer and Forest Department at District Level and MEOs shall coordinate with MDOs at Mandal level
(a) logistic support, such as tie-up with Nurseries / Transportation of saplings / Pitting/supply of Manure etc.,
(b) Technical support – generation of estimates, identification of wage seekers -and payment of wages (Musters, M. Books) for maintaining of plants.
(c) Necessary training to HMs / Teachers by MDOs concerned on technical issues.
(d) To procure Tree Guards for protection of the plants in the Educational Institutions without compound walls.
In respect of Educational Institutions in Urban areas, the District Educational Officers shall coordinate with the Municipal authorities concerned for logistical & technical support for plantation in Educational Institutions. All the students should be motivated to take plantation in their house premises and localities.
14. Wherever more than 100 plants are being planted, the provision for watch and ward, watering, protection can be trapped under MNREGS and DEOs are requested to coordinate with DRDOs of their districts.
In the context of above, all the District Educational Officers in the State shall issue necessary instructions to all the Head Masters / Principals of all Educational Institutions in the State under all Managements to make arrangements well in advance and organize “Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana Day” in all the Educational Institutions on 25.08.2018. The Forest Department shall supply Booklets, Pamphlets and Posters in this regard.
They are also requested to obtain school wise report through the MEOs and submit a detailed report on “Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana Day” by 27.08.2018 without fail. Further, they are instructed to initiate action against the institutions for deviation of instructions issued above and submit the Action Taken Report.
Haritha Patashala – Haritha Telangana under THH (Telanganaku Haritha Haaram):
Background: National Forest Policy envisages to have a minimum of 33& of the total geographical area under forest/ tree cover to maintain environmental stability and ecological balance which are vital for sustenance of all life forms, human, animal and plants.
In Telangana Stae, forest area is 25.16% of the total geographical area The State Government has initiated a flagship programme, “Telanganaku Haritha Haaram” for taking massive afforestation activities to increase the green over of the Telangana State to the desired level of 33% of the State’s total geographical area from the existing 25.16% area.
For the next 3 years, starting from 2015, it has been decided to plant 230 Crore plants with 120 Crore plants in non-forests areas and 100 Crore trees in forest areas. Schools are amongst the thrust areas amongst the non-forest areas identified for undertaking plantation.
A detailed exercise has been undertaken by the State Government for identification of nurseries and the sites available for raising plantations. 3,300 number of nurseries have been identified in the State for raising approx. 41 Crore seedlings for catering to a plantation in 2015.
The nurseries will be raised by various agencies involved, Forest Department, DWMA, Agriculture, Horticulture, Tribal Welfare etc. As a part of the Telanganaku Haritha Haaram programme, the Department of School Education undertaking 1 Crore tree plantation in the schools/offices in 3 years during 2015, 2016 and 2017.
1. There are 43861 schools in the state including 14329 private schools.
2. 10 DEO offices and 464 MEO offices
3. Block plantation in vacant land inside 43861 schools, landscaping in the 29,785 schools are having compound walls and in 40,346 schools water is available.
4. out of 28707 schools, 16269 schools have compound walls, 23679 schools having
The approach involves the following main stages:
Stage I: Estimation of Plantation Requirements (May/June)
State II: Plantation/Landscape Designing(June/July/August)
State II: Implementation (June onwards)
IN STAGE I:
Plantation requirements are to be assessed by collecting information on the available open spaces and areas for undertaking plantation (block plantation), and necessary information (soil type, slope, drainage conditions etc.) should be collected for identifying the suitable plant species.
The Forest Department of the State will support in advising on the suitable species based on the information provided. Also, the Forest Department will support in making the plant species available. The formats for collecting and compiling information
IN STAGE II:
Plantation/landscaping designing is to be undertaken scientifically so that the plantation undertook results in creating the desired positive impacts of visual aesthetics, climate change adaptation, micro-climate control and pollution absorption. For this purpose, experts/consultants are to be engaged at the Director of School Education level.
For ensuring uniformity, an expert will be engaged to develop the technical specification, undertake designing work on a pilot basis for schools and offices in providing training/orientation to the Regional level Officers/District level Officers and consultants engaged by them.
IN STAGE III:
Implementation of the plantation will be undertaken in accordance with an implementation plan developed. The Forest Department of the State will guide in developing an implementation plan and undertaking its implementation. The implementation of the plantation should be undertaken by the individual schools/offices plantation at school will
be taken up students and staff and officers by the staff.
The implementation plan will include plantation drives involving communities, schools, NGOs etc. during June. The drive will be launched in the month of June after the reopening of schools.