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20,000 plantations done as part of the campaign
Hisar, August 6, 2021: As part of the annual ‘Van Mahotsav’ organised by Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited and Haryana State Pollution Control Board, a grand month-long tree plantation drive was carried out in the Hisar facility of the Company. Regional Officer, Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Mr Shakti Singh and Scientist, Dr Sunil Sheoran were present during the program organized at JSHL today. Head, Manufacturing, JSHL, Mr Vijay Bindlish; Head, Civil, Mr Anil Gupta; Head, EHS, Mr Sudhir Kumar, and DGM, Legal and Liaisoning, Mr. Rajesh Jain; Head, Human Resources, Mr Praneet Kumar; Head, Environment, Mr Vijay Singh, and Head, Horticulture, Mr Vikas Kumar were also present at the event. Under the aegis of this program, more than 20,000 trees have been planted so far within the plant premises and nearby areas- like employee and staff colonies. Flagged off on July 1, the plantation program will go on till August 7.
During the event Head, Manufacturing, JSHL, Mr Vijay Bindlish said, “As the country’s leading stainless steel manufacturer, Jindal Stainless has always laid special emphasis on sustainable development and conservation of nature. Through annual initiatives like ‘Van Mahotsav’, we try to plant as many trees as possible. We plan to plant nearly 35,000 trees, out of which we have planted more than 20,000 far. We endeavour to maintain our balance with the environment and remind people of the importance of guarding nature.”
Commenting on this remarkable initiative, Regional Officer, Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Mr Shakti Singh said, “The ‘Van Mahotsav’ initiative is dedicated to preserving nature. The monsoon season is apt for planting trees. If we plant trees at this time of year, they sustain a heartening growth. I congratulate JSHL for taking up this key initiative.”
The Company’s Hisar facility already has an eco-efficient and green manufacturing set-up to curb pollution. Adopting a policy of ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’, JSHL has seen positive developments over time in the areas of energy, waste and material management. The Company has set a target of reducing carbon emissions by 8-10% by 2025.