OdishaPlus Bureau

Massive Plantation programme observed at various places of Odisha, including Vedanta Ltd.

The extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ that had hit the coastal Odisha last month had left the capital city bleak and barren. Number of initiatives have been taken by the concerned auithority to restore back the greenery in the affected places. June 5, the World Environment Day witnessed massive plantation programme across the state. 6th June marked the culmination of the week’s celebrations. Many corporates, Govt. organizations observed plantation programmes on that day. Similarly, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda conducted a week long celebration of World Environment Day 2019 with great fervor, culminating with a mass tree plantation ceremony. A plethora of activities on this year’s theme ‘Beat Air Pollution’ were carried out to raise awareness levels and adopt a positive action-oriented approach towards nurturance of environment.

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Speaking on the company’s efforts towards sustainability, Abhijit Pati, CEO – VedantaLtd., Jharsuguda said, “A sincere commitment to a greener and more sustainable future is core to our operations, from technology, processes to people practices. It is a continuous endeavour to maximize our efforts towards creating a sustainable future.”

A mass plantation was conducted within plant premises led by GG Pal, Director – Metal, and Mr. Cho Yiu Chan, Head – HSE, where more than 500 employees and members of business partners – Siemens, PMPL, PAPL, Visiontek consultancy, LIPL, CREW, Shiva Hospitality, and many more – came together to plant 1000 trees, adding to the organization’s efforts towards creating a green and vibrant company premises.

An award ceremony for winners of various competitions like environment quiz, themed painting, Green Champion and Eco-friendly Business Partner was conducted to end the day on a grand note. Under Employee Volunteerism Program, employees of Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda organized a mass painting competition in the community, themed on ‘Save the Earth’ and ‘Clean India, Green India’ which saw participation of 250 students. Held at Maa Samaleswari Nagar, Brundamal, Bhurkamunda, Kurebaga and Banjari villages, the event attracted a gathering of nearly 400 members of the community in a grand celebration.