Andhra Pradesh: IAS wives commits to environmental protection; Planted 7.96 Lakh saplings across the state
On the occasion of World Environment Day, State IAS Officer Wives Association (IASOWA) undertook a program to plant 7.96 lakh saplings. In 26 districts of Andhra Pradesh, the Association of ISAOWA of District Officers jointly decided to plant 7.96 lakh saplings in the state. As part of this massive program, Bapatla district stood first with 2,22,222 saplings planted, and Chittoor district stood second with two lakh saplings planted.
IASOWA, President Mrs. Padmapriya Jawahar Reddy, Secretary Padmavalli Krishnababu, Joint Secretary Sridevi Arun Kumar, Treasurer Hema Muralidhar Reddy along with six core committee members selected three to four districts in all the districts of the state for environmental protection and coordinated with the District Officer’s Wives Association for planting saplings.
According to the recommendations of Ms. Padmapriya Jawahar Reddy, the president of IASOWA, fruits for the human society as well as animals and birds, fruit plants like mango, coconut, neredu, chinta, guava, and custard apple that provide food, and plants like ravi, neem, and maredu ganuga that provide shade and oxygen are planted all over the state. 7.96 lakh saplings were planted in all districts.
IASOWA, especially in Vijayawada city, 100 saplings were planted at Madhura Nagar and Budameru ridges, similarly 50 saplings were planted in the premises of Siddhartha Medical College (Vijayawada) and showed their duty in environmental protection.
Apart from that, plants of various species were distributed free of cost to the locals in the IASOWA office premises. On this occasion, the members of ISOWA thanked the officials of CRDA and Vijayawada Municipal Corporation for planting saplings.