Bokaro: Vedanta ESL Steel Plant has taken a momentous step in its commitment to creating a cleaner and greener Jharkhand by introducing the Miyawaki method of afforestation to the state.
The Miyawaki Forest Site was inaugurated by D. Venkateswarlu, IFS, Regional Chief Conservator of Forest (RCCF), Bokaro, in the presence of Ashish Gupta, CEO & WTD, ESL Steel Limited, and other executive members of the organization.
The Miyawaki Forest Site, covering 2.64 acres of land at Chamraidih village under Chandankyari Block, boasts over 53,000 saplings of different species, including Kanji, Sheesham, Kadam, Kachnar/Kanchan, Tamarind, Mahogany, Pomegranate, among others.
This project is Vedanta’s promise to give back to the state and society through evident actions, making a “Behtar Jharkhand.”
“The Miyawaki method of afforestation, developed by Japanese botanist Dr. Akira Mayawaki, involves planting 3-5 saplings per square meter with a minimum of 15-20 different species. This creates a multi-layered green forest that requires no maintenance after two years. The development of barren land into a forest is a significant step in the organization’s goals of transforming the planet.
To increase the site’s biodiversity and provide habitats for various reptiles, mammals, and birds, a pond has been dug at the Miyawaki site to replenish groundwater. This afforestation initiative becomes a nesting and roosting place for various species, further enhancing the site’s ecological balance.
Vedanta ESL is leading the change in transforming the planet for good, ensuring future generations experience fulfilling lives with natural resources.