Vriksharopan Abhiyan 2020
Coal sector has not only played a key role in fulfilling the country’s energy demand buthas also been equally sensitive towards environmentally sustainability. Going Greenhas remained one of the key thrust areas of coal sector involving maximization of green cover throughecological reclamation and plantation in coal bearing areas. Concept of ‘restore back the nature and environment’ is the motto.
In the current fiscal, Ministry’s Going Greeninitiativehasbeen rolled out by launch ofVriksharopanAbhiyan (VA) on 23.07.2020 by the Hon’ble Home Minister in presence of Hon’ble Minister of Coal.
On that day, around 4.5 lakh seedlings of local species were planted covering an area of about 450acres spread in 38 districts of 10 States (131 places) and 3.5 lakh seedlings were distributed amongst the local people for plantation in the nearby areas. All plantation sites were electronically connected and visible at one platform.
The Hon’ble Home Minister had inaugurated 2 eco-parks and laid the foundation stone for 3 Eco-parks & 1 Sal Plantation project. About 70000 people participated in the Abhiyan (on and off line). Among the participants, there were approximately600 prominent persons including 12 MPs and 21 MLAs.
With the encouragement and guidance of Hon’ble Home Minister and Hon’ble Minister of Coal, Vriksharopan continued with full vigour in coal fields and about 39 lakh plantation has been carried out over about 1600 Ha of land.