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Tata Steel to plant 90k saplings in Jamshedpur

Van Mahotsav Week kicks off

Jamshedpur, July 2: Tata Steel launched a plantation drive to observe Van Mahotsav Week, which kicked off on Friday.

Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services Tata Steel and Tarun Daga, Managing Director, Tata Steel Utilities & Infrastructure Services Limited (TSUISL) planted saplings in Sidhgora Plantation Area in a function to mark the occasion which was also attended by other senior officials of Tata Steel and members of Tata Workers’ Union.

Tata Steel will plant 90,000 saplings of different varieties in the next four months or so ensuring more greenery in the city.   

Van Mahotsav is a week-long festival of life celebrated across the country between July 1 and 7. It was started by Dr. K M Munshi in 1950. It coincides with the monsoon in many parts of India and is considered the best time for tree plantation across the length and breadth of the country.

At Tata Steel, plantation and afforestation activities are undertaken throughout the year. These activities are central to our natural capital management objectives.

During the financial year 2021-22, a total of over 5.6 lakh saplings of native species have been planted across locations of Tata Steel. Tata Steel has also established a tree bank for sapling supply at Jugsalai Muck Dump (JMD) with a capacity of around 2 lakh per year.  The company has conducted a plantation drive in 4.8-hectares area at Cold Rolling Mill (CRM) Bara complex at Jamshedpur. In the past one year , the company has also developed the Miyawaki Forest at Khopoli operations, taking the overall forest area cover to 10 acres in the past three years.

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