The Residential Welfare Associations (RWAs) in the city have come up with a new initiative to increase greenery in residential complexes. The United Federation of RWAs (UFERWAS) has drawn up a comprehensive action plan to encourage residents to plant saplings inside flats.
The RWAs said that as the city is losing its green cover due to several infrastructure projects, they have decided to increase greenery inside the residential complexes apart from public places.
“Our aim is to make Hyderabad a green city. We have been inspired by the state government’s Haritha Haram programme and have decided to encourage every household in residential complexes to plant saplings,” said UFERWAS.
President of UFERWAS, VBJ Chelikani Rao, who is leading the initiative, told TOI that he has directed the RWAs concerned to get plants free of cost from nurseries maintained by the GHMC and distribute them to flat owners.
“Residents can select the plants of their choice. They can grow ornamental plants or those with medicinal value. The buyers can choose the plants of their choice that are available at the nursery,” the UFERWAS president said.
A few RWAs said that they have already requested flat owners to plant more saplings in their homes.
UFERWAS said that it is running a massive social media campaign to encourage more people to plant saplings and help the city become a role model for the country.