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Punjab’s largest thermal plant TSPL develops Miyawaki mini forest

Punjab’s largest thermal plant TSPL develops Miyawaki mini forest

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in

Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL), the largest thermal power plant in Punjab, has developed a mini forest via Miyawaki technique in perron village, Mansa.

Pankaj Sharma, COO – TSPL inaugurated the mini forest in presence of other senior leaders of TSPL.

Miyawaki is a plantation technique that boosts the growth of trees by ten times and provides thirty times denser green cover by planting native trees close to each other. This mini forest named – ‘Baba Labhdas mini forest’ consists of 5000 saplings from 51 diverse flora species covering 1600 sqm of land at Perron village.India’s State of Forest Reports 2021 indicates that in the past decade, over 968 acres of land has been newly covered with trees. This 84.4% increase in forest coverage area has been attributed to TSPL’s large tree plantation drives in & around Mansa.

Speaking about the drive and TSPL’s intervention in the area, Pankaj Sharma, COO – TSPL said, “Vedanta TSPL has embarked on the ESG journey committed towards ‘Transforming for Good’. On this journey TSPL strives to develop & further hoist the socio-ecological ecosystem of the region & the nation as a whole via initiatives in community asset development, improving the health sphere, supporting income generation activities building rural women entrepreneurs, adopting high impact positive processes & equipment boosting sustainable operations amongst a surfeit of green initiatives. We hope that this plantation drive will serve as a shade of respite & hope for all the future generation to come.”

Punjab’s largest thermal plant TSPL develops Miyawaki mini forest

Soo guen Ann, Plant In Charge – KEPCO KPS,said “TSPL has always supported regional sustainabilityinitiatives& it gives me immense pleasure to be part of this highly effective, incredible effort towards afforestation in the district. It is extremely heartening& a proud moment for us as business partners to see and participate in such environment friendly& socially impactful initiatives taken up by this responsible corporate citizen.”

Vedanta’s Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL) is a supercritical 1980 MW world-class thermal power plant in Banawala, Mansa district, Punjab and supplies 100% of the electricity it generates to Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. TSPL deploys globally benchmarked environment and safety practices making it Punjab’s greenest thermal power plant, and among the foremost zero-harm, zero-waste, zero-discharge thermal power producers in the country. The plant has been instrumental in the socio-economic development of the region since inception.

About Vedanta Limited

Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa, Namibia, and Australia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta’s strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. Under the aegis of Vedanta Cares, the flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. The company has been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and was conferred CII-ITC Sustainability Award, the FICCI CSR Award, Dun & Bradstreet Awards in Metals & Mining, and certified as a Great Place to Work. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

May 9,2022

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