Minister for Forest, Environment and Law Allola Indrakaran Reddy called upon people to protect the environment as it would protect us and becomes everybody’s responsibility.
He was speaking after inaugurating a Snake Protection and Rehabilitation Unit in Bowrampet reserve forest on the outskirts of the city today. The Minister expressed satisfaction for inaugurating the Reptile Protection unit at a cost of Rs 1.40 crore on the World Environment Day while elaborating on the importance of maintaining biodiversity to protect nature from depletion.
He narrated how snakes would help in controlling rats and other insects from causing damage to the agricultural produce. Hence, it is imperative for us to protect every living creature as each one depends on the other to maintain the semblance in nature, he said adding that the Snake centre was built in the city on par with the Gindi Snake Park in Chennai.
He also urged the people not to kill the snakes. If found, asked to inform the snake soceity so that they would be rescued by them and be placed here.
The programme was attended by the chief conservator of Forests R Shobha, PCCF Muneendra, Medchal Collector Venkateswarlu, Additional PCCF Chandrasekhar Reddy, Kukreti, Medchal DFO Sudhakar Reddy etc.