Jharsuguda: On the occasion of Vana Mohotshav Week, Vedanta Jharsuguda today initiated a special afforestation drive with children of DAV School here at Jharsuguda. It was the flag off event for a massive community based plantation drive to be launched under ‘Project Green Jharsuguda’ .The project was launched in the year 2008 by CSR arm of VAL. Children and VAL employee planted more than 100 saplings today in school premises and pledged their commitment to this cause for a lifetime. With this a series of such events partnering many schools and communities is set to be rolled out in coming days.
So far, under ‘Project Green Jharsuguda’ a total of more than 2.5 lakhs plants have been planted by VAL in community space and within its premises till date. VAL has an ambitious plan of planting 80,000 more trees this year in and around its periphery. Interestingly, it has successfully planted and retained more than 60,000 plants partnering local community, district administration and local NGO’s through PPP mode at Beherapat and Lahandabud areas of Jharsuguda.