Telugu Superstar Prabhas in an attempt to do his bit in preserving climate change has adopted a forest 20 km from Hyderabad. The 1,650 acres Khajipalli Urban Forest Block is a reserve forest near Dundigal on Hyderabad Outer Ring Road. Kahajipalli reserve forest is known for its medicinal plants and it’s extended in three compartments.
The Bahubali actor on Monday also donated a whopping Rs 2 crore to Forest Officials on Monday for the reserve forest’s development. The Urban Eco Park will be named UVS Raju, in memory of Prabhas’ father.
Prabhas along with Telangana Forest Minister Allola Indra Karan Reddy and Rajya Sabha MP Joginapally Santosh Kumar laid the foundation stone of the forest park. After watching the reserve forest from a temporary watch tower to get a panoramic view of the place and later planted a few saplings in the reserve forest region.
The initiative is part of the Green India Challenge promoted by him. The Forest Department is going to fence the entire 1,650 acres and immediately start developing an eco-park.
A park gate, see-through wall, walking track, viewpoint, gazebo, and medicinal plant centre would be constructed in the first phase. Prabhas in his later statement shared that he was inspired by his friend Santosh Kumar to adopt the Khazipally forest area. The actor has also promised to donate more depending on the progress of the work.
Prabhas on Adopting Reserve Forest
“I have been a nature lover and I believe that such initiatives will create additional lung space for Hyderabad. I thank the government of Telangana and the forest department for giving me this opportunity,” he said in a video on Twitter.
Previously, Santosh Kumar had adopted Keesara reserved forest region and laid the foundation stone for the rejuvenation of reserved forest and eco-park. The initiative was aimed at encouraging fellow
public figures and industrialists to adopt more reserved forests in the future.
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