Awareness for clean environment has been increasing worldwide day by day. Various efforts are made by Central & State Government for controlling the pollution in order to preserve the environmental conditions. Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) are issuing the different notification concerned with the environmental norms.
With global rise in industrialization, the deforestation and depleting numbers of forest is one of the major Environmental challenge / problem being faced. Tree plantation and monitoring their survival are the basic corrective measures to be taken to avert the futuristic adverse conditions.
Tree plantation is one of the most effective tool for elevation of deteriorated environmental conditions. As such, Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has laid down General Conditions in the Schedule-IV of Consent to Operate that, “Minimum 33% of the open available land shall be under green plantation.”
All Power Plants of MAHAGENCO take active participation in carrying out Tree Plantation every year to increase the green coverage area in and outside the premises of Power Plants.
The Details of Tree Plantation in the year 2021 is as below:
|Total no of trees planted previously||298409||1315760||185160||583327||260709||17391||507100|
|Trees planted in year 2021||NIL||106||NIL||7400||420||NIL||24400|
|Progressive no of trees planted up to Dec. 2021||298409||1315866||185160||590727||261129||17391||531500|
|Species of tree planted||Neem, Shisu, Karanj, Amaltas, Awala, Jambul, Kashid, Bakul, Bahuniya , Kawat, Baheda, Papdi, Sirus, Moha, Bamboo, Anjan, Sabda etc.||kawath, Bamboo, Karanji, Chinch, Kadunim b, Aawala, Bel, Sitafal , Fanas, Jambhul, etc||Mango, Lemon, Guava, Fanas, Ashoka, Badam, Karanji, Kadunim b, Pimpal, Bamboo etc||Various Bamboo species supplied by M/S NEERI, Nagpur.||Amalltas, Kadam, Shisam, Karanja, Khair, kadulimb, Awala, Behda, Herda, Saag, Bamboo,Am batchinch, jambhul,Aap ta, Raintree,Kas hid, Shitaphal, Chiku, peru, Bel, Bakul etc.||Mango, Chiku, Ashoka, Bamboo , Anjuna Neem, Chapha||Mango, Neem, Banian, Jambhul , Karanji, Pimpal Etc.|
MIYAWAKI TREE PLANTATION AT NASHIK TPS
Peace Park Garden in Eklahare Colony of Nashik TPS is a beautiful place for spending leisure time for the senior citizens and the children of the employees working in the Thermal Power station. There are facilities of Kids play area, Jogging Track, Yoga & other exercise facility etc. making it a popular destination in the colony.
Tree Plantation done using the new advanced ‘Miyawaki Method’ has added yet another feather in the cap. Miyawaki is a technique developed by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, that helps in building dense forests. Miyawaki approach makes sure thatten times faster plant growth resulting into plantation that is thirty times denser. This method involves planting many native saplings in the same area. It helps in absorbing thirty times more CO2
Gases which results into clean air, thus ensuring healthy environment for the residents of the colony. Also it helps in restoring the natural habitat for various species of birds and insects/butterflies etc. It also acts as a sound and dust barrier. Looking into the quick and multiple benefits of this method, another garden is also developed around the Administrative building of Nashik TPS.