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Dalmia Bharat champions green future with impressive ‘Van Mahotsav’ in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR, JULY 8, 2024 (TBB BUREAU):  In a resounding commitment to environmental stewardship, Dalmia Bharat Limited (DBL), one of India’s leading cement manufacturers, marked a significant milestone with the celebration of ‘Van Mahotsav’ in Odisha. The week-long festival, spanning from July 1st to July 7th, showcased an array of impactful green initiatives and community engagements across the state, epitomizing DBL’s unwavering dedication to sustainability and environmental conservation.

During this vibrant festival, over 4000 saplings were planted and distributed around DBL’s Rajgangpur and Cuttack cement facilities, underlining the company’s mission to foster ecological balance and promote a greener future. This extensive plantation drive was not just about planting trees; it was a robust movement to raise environmental awareness and inspire communities to embrace sustainability.

Pankaj Gupta, Assistant Executive Director of DCBL and Unit Head at Kapilas Cement Works, passionately commented on the initiative, stating, “At Dalmia Bharat, sustainability is integral to our operations. Over the years, we have planted 22,000 trees around our Cuttack facility, with similar numbers around our Rajgangpur facilities and Lanjiberna mine areas. Our commitment to environmental stewardship and climate resilience remains steadfast. These efforts are crucial in maintaining ecological balance and inspiring future generations to prioritize environmental care. The overwhelming support from our employees, local communities, and stakeholders fuels our determination to spearhead further initiatives in environmental conservation, collectively shaping a greener future for generations to come.”

The Kapilas Cement Manufacturing Works (KCW) Unit in Cuttack led an impressive effort, planting 400 trees and distributing 3000 saplings to the surrounding areas. The event at Kushapada Ashram School featured a prize distribution ceremony, recognizing winners of debate, drawing, and quiz competitions, fostering a spirit of learning and creativity among the students. A diverse range of plant species, including neem, mango, cashew, guava, drumsticks, and papaya, were planted and distributed, emphasizing the initiative’s ecological impact.

The Rajgangpur Cement unit also demonstrated a robust commitment by planting over 1000 saplings in seven strategic locations around the facility and 200 saplings at Lanjiberna Mines throughout the week. The inauguration ceremony on July 1st was graced by the presence of all Heads of Departments, with Chetan Srivastava as the Chief Guest. The event saw enthusiastic participation, including a tree plantation drive at Kishkindha Van involving members of the Ladies Club.

Dalmia Bharat’s ‘Van Mahotsav’ is a testament to the company’s enduring dedication to environmental conservation through community engagement. By adopting alternative solutions and leveraging advanced technology, DBL aims to transition from ‘Grey to Green’ and significantly reduce its environmental footprint. Committed to becoming carbon negative by 2040, Dalmia Bharat is not just envisioning a sustainable future but actively creating it.

In an era where climate change and environmental degradation are critical concerns, DBL’s proactive approach sets a benchmark for corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship. Through continuous efforts and community-driven initiatives, Dalmia Bharat is leading the way towards a sustainable and greener tomorrow.

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