Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah will launch VriksharopanAbhiyan in the presence of Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Pralhad Joshi in New Delhi tomorrow. Amidst the launch event, Union Home Minister will inaugurate and lay the Foundation stone of 6 Eco parks/ Tourism sites. The event will carry out through Video Conferencing across more than 130 locations spread in 38 Districts of 10 coal/lignite bearing States.
VriksharopanAbhiyan will be organized by the Ministry of Coal enwrapping all Coal/Lignite PSUs tomorrow, which large scale plantation would be taken out in mines, colonies, offices and other suitable areas of Coal/Lignite PSUs and seedlings will be distributed in the nearby areas for promoting plantation by the society.
The eco-parks/tourism sites would provide avenues for recreation, adventure, water sport, bird watching, etc. The people who reside in nearby areas and may also be joined to form part of the tourism circuit. These sites are being planned to generate revenue for self-nourishment and create employment potential for local people.
Going Green is the one and only key to thrust area of coal sector involving maximization of green cover through ecological reclamation of mined-out areas and overburden dumps, the plantation in and around mines and avenue plantation at suitable places.
The ministry’s Going Green commencement will induce through dynamic participation of coal/lignite PSUs as well as private miners. This year, three coal/lignite PSUs i.e. Coal India Limited( CIL), NLC India Limited ( NLCIL) and Singareni Collieries Company Ltd ( SCCL) have fixed an ambitious target to cover 1789 Ha of the area in and around the coalfields under bio-reclamation/plantation (1626 Ha), creation of grassland (70 Ha), Hi-tech Cultivation (90 Ha) and Bamboo Plantation (3 Ha).