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Jamshedpur gets second tree bank in Bistupur

JUSCO plans to develop 1,00,000 saplings in tree bank

Jamshedpur, Aug 27: Commemorating the words of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata to lay wide roads with shady trees of the quick growing variety, the 2nd Tree Bank of Jamshedpur was inaugurated (Behind DAV School, Bistupur) on the occasion of birth anniversary of Sir Dorabji Tata on August 27.

The Bistupur situated tree bank has around 10,000 saplings. The tree bank was inaugurated by Chanakya Choudhary, VP (CS), Tata Steel. Present during the inauguration were Ritu Raj Sinha, Chief Corporate Administration, Tata Steel, Rajiv Kumar, Head, Infrastructure and Projects, Capt Dhananjay Mishra, Sr GM � Jharkhand Business, JUSCO, Arun Vidyut, Chief DM- PHS, Ranjan Nayak along with other officials of JUSCO.

Jusco plans to increase the number of saplings to 20,000 by the end of this financial year. On the World Environment Day this year JUSCO, in its initiative and endeavour to increase green cover in Jamshedpur, had inaugurated its 1st Tree Bank in Nildih which has 10,000 saplings.

The purpose of the Tree Banks is not only to intensify the green cover of Jamshedpur but will also act as a bank/reservoir to replace trees. In the tree banks we will now grow saplings to a specific height and then these matured trees which have more chances of survival in the tree bank atmosphere and will be used in places where greenery is required and needed.

The tree bank in Bistupur is spread out in 5600 sq meters and presently has 17 species of plants like neem, bakul, karanj. Peepal, amaltas, sita ashok etc.

By the end of March 2020 JUSCO has taken up an ambitious project of developing around 1,00,000 saplings in the Tree Banks.

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