P K Sinha, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) today emphasised on all inclusive approach to protect the environment and increase the green cover on mother earth, as company planned for plantation of 2.7 lakh trees over 150 hectare of land in Odisha during the current financial year 2021-22. On the occasion of World Environment Day-2021, which marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade (2021 – 2030) on Ecosystem Restoration, the CMD unfurled environment flag at company headquarters here and administered an oath to senior officers present at the venue as well as others connected virtually from the project areas in Angul, Jharsuguda and Sundergarh districts.
“With the world beginning to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increasing recognition that healing from the pandemic is linked to healing the planet,” Sinha said in his message.
Asserting that ecosystem restoration can help protect and improve livelihoods, regulate disease, reduce risk of natural disasters and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, Sinha said MCL committed to protect the environment and conserve natural resources by adhering to best practices in a sustainable manner.
OP Singh, Director (Technical/Operations), KR Vasudevan, Keshav Rao, Baban Singh, Director (Tech/Projects & Planning) and P K Patel, Chief Vigilance Officer also joined the CMD in a plantation drive while similar activities were undertaken in the Areas.