INDIA: The Environment Week, starting from June 3-10, 2022, concluded at Hindustan Power projects flagship company MB Power (Madhya Pradesh) Limited at its Anuppur Thermal Power Plant, with a slew of initiatives geared towards easing the carbon footprint and for creating environmental awareness among stakeholders, workers, women, and children of families involved with the company and nearby localities.
Amidst fast-paced industrialization, a better balance between the environment and progress is mandatory. The concluded week of environment day celebrations, aligned with this year’s theme for Environment Day, “Only One Earth”, stressed prioritizing green power generation, the importance of biofuels, and the need for proactive measures to save the environment.
Commenting on the week-long activities, Sanjiv Mehra, Regional Officer, Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Shahdol said,
“A sensitive and responsible industry always thinks of People first and then Profits and Planets. Hindustan Power’s innovative measures to reclaim unused land, low-lying areas, and abandoned mines with backfilling and supplying fly ash to several cement factories are truly inspiring.”
To create greater awareness and sensitivity towards the environment, Hindustan Power under the aegis of its group firm MB Power (Madhya Pradesh) Limited- Anuppur Thermal Power Plant, encouraged workers and families, including women and children to take part in theme-based online quizzes, making posters, slogan writing, and speech competitions, with awards/gifts given to outstanding contributions. On a concluding day, a mass tree plantation drive was organized.
Ajit Chopde, Head of Operations & Maintenance, at the Anuppur Thermal Power Plant, said,
“Our environment is important for our health. Each small step is part of a long journey. For instance, implementation of FGD and replacing sodium lights with LED saves energy and conserves resources. We have only one planet to live on, so we need to drive greater efforts at the local level as well.”
Dr. Bhola Prasad Kushwaha, Head, Environment, and RK Khatana, GM, HR & Administration at the Anuppur Power Plant, shared the steps taken by the company for environmental protection such as the creation of green energy, climate change awareness drives, involving local communities, and so on.