Rourkela: Here is a piece of green news, and something that other PSUs and corporates must follow too. Rourkela Steel plant is going to plant one lakh saplings in the surrounding areas. The drive began with Dipak Chattaraj, CEO planting a ‘Pipal’ sapling at ‘Banani,’ the new afforestation site developed near the New Plate Mill on Thursday. Atanu Bhowmick, GM Incharge (Projects), as well as all the General Managers and heads of departments were present on the occasion and also planted the saplings at the site.
Around 500 saplings of different species like Pipal, Neem, Karanja, Bela, Krushna Chuda, Arjuna, Jamun, Harida, Bahada, Kanchana, Teak etc were planted at ‘Banani’. Similar plantation programmes would be carried out in different sites in and around New Hot Strip Mill, Ore Bedding and Blending Plant, Traffic and Raw Material, SSSY and other areas in the near future. The plantation drive has been launched by the Civil Engineering Services department in association with Environment Engineering Department to create a Green Belt inside the Plant.
Prime minister Modi in his speech from the Red Fort had stressed on a number of environmental issues for a better tomorrow. Making your surroundings greener is one of the suggestions.
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