Andhra University starts internship programme in botany department to save trees: Report

Vice-chancellor PVGD Prasada Reddy inaugurated the internship programme being offered by Hindustan Petroleum in botany department

Andhra University starts internship programme in botany department to save trees: Report Internship to save trees
Vagisha Kaushik | Nov 18, 2021 - 11:36 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Andhra University has started an internship programme called “HP Harita” in the botany department offered by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation LTD in an effort to save trees, the Edexlive reported.

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Vice-chancellor PVGD Prasada Reddy inaugurated the internship programme on Wednesday and said that students should utilize the opportunity to hone their skills and abilities, the report said.

The university will provide support to students who bring new ideas on the plate and will assist them to become innovators, the vice-chancellor said, as per the report.

Efforts should be made to make education more valuable and students should focus on conserving rare and valuable trees while helping increase greenery, the VC told Edexlive.

V Ratan Raj, Executive director of HPCL, said the internship programme will be useful to students to sharpen their skills. Launched as a pilot project, the programme will make way for more studies in the future, he added, as per the report.

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According to the report, HPCL GM (HR) K Nagesh said students should study trees in the two residential areas, identify and preserve them, and provide appropriate suggestions for establishing a medicinal plant park and flower garden. The idea of transforming colonies into ecologically smart ones should also be discussed, he added.


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