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Published on: September 13, 2021 at 12:39 IST

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao asked the officials of Municipal Administration Department to seek more time from the Telangana High Court for submitting the State Government’s action plan to protect the ecosystem and facilitate planned development in the village under purview of Government Order 111.

The Chief Minister said that one has to take the responsibility and has to keep the interest of the people in mind while taking decision on GO111.

K Chandrashekhar Rao has directed the authorities to take appropriate measures to protect the 1.32 lakh acres forest land covered under GO 111 around Hyderabad.

Further, He is willing on increasing the greenery of the said land and wants to maintain climactic balance by storing water in the Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar along with Kondapochamma Sagar and Mallanna Sagar reservoir.

The officials informed that the 84 villages under the purview of GO 111, were spread over 538 sq.km which is approximately equal to the area covered by GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation).

The GO 111 was issued in 1996 to prevent undue industrialization and heavy construction activities in 84 villages and pollution of Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar.

However residents of these 84 villages, located in the vicinity of the reservoirs, want it to be reviewed. The High Court is scheduled to hear the case on 13th September,2021.

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