: A botanical garden in Kothaguda reserve forest here, encircled by the densely populated IT corridor in the city, was inaugurated by Telangana Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao today
Affirming that the government would work with the aim of promoting greenery in the state, Rao said a new park has been made available to the residents of the city.
Expressing concern over rising pollution levels, he said polluting industries are being shifted out of the city.
He appealed to the people to participate in the Haritha Haram, the upcoming green drive of the state government and plant saplings to enhance greenery.
Of a total area of 274 acres of the reserve forest, developmental activities are being restricted to 12 acres of visitors' zone of the botanical garden, an official release said.
Some of the special features of the garden include 'Nakshtra Vanam', 'Navagraha Vanam' (theme-based parks), herbal and medicinal plants, an Environmental Education Centre (EEC), an audio-visual room, indoor and outdoor gyms, open Yoga platform and childrens arena, it said.
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