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Andhra Pradesh gets state symbols

With bifurcation of the state, Andhra Pradesh has looked for official symbols to represent its respective cultural identity. 

Separate state symbols have been released today.  Neem and black buck have been declared as the state tree and animal respectively of Andhra Pradesh. The rose-ringed parakeet will be the state bird while jasmine the flower. 

The AP government on Wednesday notified Rama Chiluka (rose-ringed parakeet) as its official bird, Malle Puvvu (jasmine) as an official flower, Krishna Jinka (blackbuck) as official animal and Vepa Chettu (Neem tree) as an official tree.

Ministry of the environment has released a statement in this effect on Wednesday which stated, "The government felt that it is necessary to have separate symbols for the state after the bifurcation. Accordingly, the symbols have been notified for Andhra Pradesh". 

The government made changes in the state official symbol. Instead of Pragathi Chakram (Wheel of Progress) used in the combined state, it has now declared Sunrise State symbol as the official symbol which would be used in all the gazette notifications and correspondence.

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