70-year-old banyan tree uprooted due to rains gets new lease of life, translocated in Telangana
Hyderabad, Feb 15: A 70 year old huge Banyan tree in Rajanna Sircilla district in the state which was uprooted due to heavy rains during the monsoon season has been given a new lease of life and translocated elsewhere.
TRS Rajya Sabha MP J Santosh Kumar who took up the initiative with the cooperation of the district administration said the uprooted tree started drying up due to lack of water and appeared as if it was dead on the outskirts of Suddala village in Konaraopet Mandal. The tree was successfully translocated on Sunday, he said.
Earlier, Dobbala Prakash, a nature lover from the same village who noticed the tree, started watering it for two months, following which new leaves started sprouting. Santosh Kumar, who launched a Green India Challenge programme all over the country to protect environment and reduce pollution came to know about the tree and extended help to translocate it.
One of the most satisfying moments in my life. A 70-year old huge banyan #Tree that had been uprooted due to heavy rains in sircilla was translocated with the help of @KTRTRS garu. When I brought this issue to his notice, he immediately instructed concerned officials.— Santosh Kumar J (@MPsantoshtrs) February 14, 2022
The real trouble came when the tree had to be translocated to a place about 6 KM distance. A special road was laid for the easy transportation of the tree.
The giant tree that has been saved by Mr. Prakruthi Prakash be safely shifted and get a new home behind the integrated Collectorate complex in Sicilla. As a result of meticulous & precise planning by #VATA & #GIC teams the enormous tree has been successfully translocated.— Santosh Kumar J (@MPsantoshtrs) February 14, 2022
Two 70-tonne capacity cranes were pressed into service to shift the tree. Two large branches from the mother tree were planted at Zillella forest area in Tangannapalli mandal, Kumar added.