Sterlite Power initiates tree translocation in Indian power transmission sector
- The initiative helps to maintain the air filtration, produce sufficient oxygen , reducing soil erosion and conserving the energy
- The translocated trees are provided alternate habitat within 500 mts to maintain the balance in the eco-system
Indore, 15 January 2019: Sterlite Power launched an initiative to promote greener eco-system while constructing power transmission projects. The company launched a tree translocation project by which bigger and mature living trees will be translocated within 500 mts. The project will effectively reduce approximately 40% of felling of trees. The pilot of the initiative is being initiated in Indore as part of its Khargone Transmission project (KTL). The 189 km KTL project will connect Indore to 1320MW of thermal power from Khandwa. This project will benefit domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial segments.
Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO Global Infra Business, Sterlite Power said, “Sterlite Power has worked to deliver a social impact by implementing its projects in the most environment friendly manner. The tree translocation project is our way of contributing to promote green habitat. I am sure this initiative will become a norm for the power transmission industry and in that sense this is a pioneering effort. We thank the local administration and the stakeholders who have partnered in us this initiative.”
Tree transplantation facilitates construction of large scale projects without cutting of trees. As the mature living trees provide wide range of benefits to us it is prudent to ensure their survivability. This maintains the balance of the eco system and reducing the UV ray impact.
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Sterlite Power is a leading global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects of over 12,816 circuit kms and 22,044 MVA in India and Brazil. With an industry-leading portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW, Sterlite Power also offers solutions for upgrading, uprating and strengthening existing networks. The Company has set new benchmarks in the industry by use of cutting-edge technologies and innovative financing. Sterlite Power is also the sponsor of IndiGrid, India’s first power sector Infrastructure Investment Trust (“InvIT”), listed on the BSE and NSE.
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