Barbil: Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), Barbil conducted a mass plantation programme under the company’s ‘Deojhar Hariyali Project’ here yesterday. As many as 500 saplings were planted in the first phase of the ongoing project, in which the company aims to plant around 3,000 saplings in this monsoon season.
Dangoaposi division of South Eastern Railways (SER), facilitated land adjacent to the Deojhar railway station for the plantation drive.
Executive Vice President and Unit Head of JSPL, Barbil, G Suresha started the grand event by planting saplings. Braving heavy rain, senior officials and employees of JSPL also planted saplings on the occasion.
Suresha said, “We at JSPL, Barbil are committed to keep our environment clean and green. To reduce the country’s carbon footprint, we need to stick to our efforts and plant more trees for a healthy society. JSPL, Barbil unit has taken several measures to keep this plant environment friendly and we will continue these initiatives in the days to come.”
Assistant Divisional Engineer Sourav Raj and Engineer D. Pradhan of Dangoaposi division were also present on the occasion. JSPL Barbil unit Environment Management Division (EMD) head Subodh Kumar Singh coordinated the programme.
Notably, around 4,000 saplings were planted by JSPL, Barbil unit last year.