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 with an alternate habitat within 500 meters, to maintain the balance in the eco-system.

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Sterlite Power, a leading developer of power transmission infrastructure has 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 to an alternate habitat within 500 meters.

The project will effectively reduce approximately 40% of the felling of trees. The pilot of the initiative is being initiated in Indore as part of Sterlite’s 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 off 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 ecosystem and reducing the UV ray impact.

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