The Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development of Telangana, K.T Rama Rao, announced a new project, the Green Space Index ranking, to increase the state's green cover. He tweeted on 30 August, "Announcing a new initiative; the Green Space Index (GSI) rankings for all Telangana 's Urban Local Bodies ( ULBs) to promote a sense of competition among towns / cities that will help increase the much needed green cover under # HaritaHaaram."
He also said that on the day of Telangana creation, the best performing urban local authorities will receive an award. “As part of this initiative, the best performing ULBs will be awarded each year on Telangana Formation Day. Priority will be given to developing parks, urban lung spaces, avenue plantation, nurseries & innovative greening initiatives, "he said. "Awards will be presented in categories such as Highest Green Space Municipality, Best Avenue Plantation, Best Per Capita Green Space, etc. Welcome suggestions from all people to make this project a success, "he tweeted.