Greening #Hyderabad one tree at a time with P3PA and a #marathon @TOIHyderabad

Greening #Hyderabad one tree at a time with P3PA and a #marathon @TOIHyderabad

India's economic boom in recent years has been partly because Western Hemisphere IT companies have been able to outsource their IT requirements to cheaper geeky workers who will code while they sleep. The effect on a city like Hyderabad of this growth has been that former green belts have been destroyed and built upon. Kantha Rao saw that this was happening and decided to help found and become a director of Planet 3 Protection Alliance (P3PA) in December 2009. Its speciality is planting trees. It has conducted about a dozen plantation drives in areas like Attapur, Sangareddy and Botanical Gardens, in association with the GHMC and Ganga nursery school. The Harithon buzz The 24-year-old social worker realised that in order to attract more attention he needed to do something high profile and so has been organising annual marathons and a Green exhibition. The next, 4th, marath...

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