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JSW Utkal relocates 205 Sal trees for environment conservation


JAJPUR, JUNE 24, 2022

With environment conservation as its core value, JSW Utkal Steel in association with Keonjhar Forest Division on Thursday started relocating as many as 205 Sal trees in the first phase from the proposed slurry pipeline way on NH-20. The relocation job would be completed in a week’s time, the steel major said in a statement today.

This relocation initiative for grown trees in a scientific manner has been undertaken to contain tree felling from the unavoidable development projects that are underway.

HD Dhanraj, DFO Keonjhar; AK Satpathy, DFO Keonjhar Wild Life Division, Anandpur; Janak Nayak, Tahasildar, Ghatgaon; Subrat Kumar, IIC, Ghatgaon; Ashok Das, ACF, Keonjhar Forest Division; Ghanashyam Mahanta, ACF Keonjhar Forest Division; and Pravat Kumar Kumar, Range Officer, Ghatgaon were present on the inaugural day along with JUSL representatives. Baswaraj Dalgade, GM-Corporate Affairs, JSW Steel Ltd. and Yugal Kishore Barik Senior Manager, JSW Steel were also present.

JSW Utkal Steel Limited (JUSL) has proposed to lay one of the world’s largest slurry pipeline systems for transportation of iron ore fines from its proposed Grinding, De-sliming Plants and Slurry pumping Station at Gobardhanpur under Barbil Tehsil in Keonjhar District to its proposed Integrated Steel Plant at Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district. As part of the process, the company will undertake relocation of grown sal trees to be felled over the area identified by the Forest Department preferable along the NH-215 (now N11-20).

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