Haldia power plant unveils medicinal plant garden to mark Environment Day
Kolkata: The 600 MW Haldia power generating plant celebrated the World Environment Day 2018 in a unique way on Tuesday, by dedicating a rare medicinal plant garden within the plant area.
Initially, more than 30 varieties of carefully-selected medicinal plants have been planted on Tuesday. Sudipta Mukherjee, vice-president and plant head, Haldia Energy Ltd. said that amongst the much needed plants are Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Aloe Vera, Thankuni, Tulsi, Horitoki and many others.
Haldia Energy has plans to bring more plants to the garden from different parts of the country.
According to Mukherjee, as a part of its green belt plantation drive, Haldia Energy also initiated a week-long mass plantation programme of 10,000 saplings on Tuesday, which will be planted within a week.
To mark the World Environment Day, HEL on Tuesday also launched amongst Haldia students an environmental awareness programme, named "Basundhara Project", which aims at spreading awareness amongst school children through the formation of "Eco-Clubs" in schools.
Representatives of several schools were present to receive the plants for greening of school areas.
Another Haldia Energy project "Shyamala – Dhusar Theke Sabuj" was launched on Tuesday, as a part of World Environment Day celebrations. This project aims at segregation of solid wastes and generation of organic fertilisers from biodegradable wastes.
300 Haldia villagers received biodegradable and non-biodegradable buckets for segregating kitchen and other wastes, which will be collected by a self-help group and mobile collection vans.
The bio-degradable wastes will be converted into vermi-compost for use as fertilisers.
Among those present at the Haldia Energy World Environment Day celebrations were the Chairman of Haldia Municipality Shyamal Adak and senior government officials. Also present was Rabi Chowdhury, Managing Director – Haldia Energy and CESC Generation.