“Vriksharopan Abhiyan – 2021”of Coal Ministry launched

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  • During this year, coal/lignite PSUs of the Ministry of Coal  have set an ambitious target under the “Go Greening” drive to cover 2385 hectares of area under bio-reclamation/plantation.
  • The “Go Greening” drive is to be provided the right impetus through launch of the  “Vriksharopan Abhiyan 2021” on 19th August 2021 by the  Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary affairs Shri Pralhad Joshiin the presence of Minister of State for Coal, Mines and Railways Shri Raosaheb Patil Danve. 
  • It is expected that more than 300 plantation sites in and around  coalfields across the country will be connected during the Abhiyan on 19ththrough live Video Conferencing.
  • Vriksharopan Abhiyan 2021, which is one of the key events of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in the coal sector, will surely bring environment sustainability in mining operations and help coal sector obtain social and environmental licence to operate, which will be very crucial in coming days when more mines will be opened up involving new players.
  • Also, the Abhiyan is expected to sensitize and motivate the society and common people to take up more and more afforestation initiatives in their neighbouring areas.
  • The Ministry of Coal in India launched the Vriksharopan Abhiyan 2021, as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav. Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs will launch the Abhiyan via video conference.
  • The coal/lignite Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of the Ministry of Coal, Government of India has an ambitious target under the Go Greening drive to bring 2,385 hectares of land under bio-reclamation or plantation.
  • The Abhiyan is expected to give the right stimulus to the Go Greening drive and thereby connecting more than 300 plantation sites in and around coalfields in India.
  • Source : pib.gov.in

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