SCR bags 11 awards in Telangana's 7th garden festival, first urban farming festival 2023

The awards would be presented by the Telangana government very soon

SCR bags 11 awards in Telanganas 7th garden festival, first urban farming festival 2023

HYDERABAD: South Central Railway (SCR) won 11 first-place awards in various categories during the seventh Garden Festival & first Urban Farming Festival, 2023, organised by Telangana State's Department of Horticulture.

The Garden Festival has been organized annually for the past seven years to encourage various stakeholders, organisations, institutions, and residential colonies in Telangana State to maintain and develop the green cover on their premises. The awards would be presented by the Telangana government very soon.

Applications were invited for the competitions in 12 different categories, such as landscape gardens maintained by state or central government institutions, private companies, defence organizations, gardens maintained by government undertakings, corporations, educational institutions, individuals, farm-houses, podium gardens, urban vegetable farming, and horticulture innovation technology.

The 7th Garden Festival and first Urban Farming Festival, 2023 was held from January 10-20, 2023. South Central Railway was awarded first prize out of 11 entries.

Participants include five residential apartments as well as four commercial units, such as:

  • Rail Nilayam
  • SCR Headquarters Building, Secunderabad
  • Hyderabad Railway Station, Vertical Garden
  • Sanchalan Bhavan (Secunderabad Divisional Headquarters building)
  • Hyderabad Bhavan (Hyderabad Divisional Headquarters building)

Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager expressed his happiness at SCR receiving eleven first prizes at the Garden & Urban Farming Festival, 2023. He appreciated Engineering department of Hyderabad & Secunderabad Divisions for always being in the forefront and undertaking various initiatives to maintain sustainable and green environment at workplaces and residences. He said that improving greenery in surroundings will not only help in creating a pollution free environment but will also increase the circulation of fresh air by improving the oxygen levels.

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