Mangaluru: MRPL to spend Rs 1.45 crore to support coastal afforestation


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Mangaluru, Mar 6: Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) has joined hands with Karnataka State Forest Department to support the afforestation in the coastal region. Under this effort, MRPL will be assisting the Karnataka State Forest Department’s initiative towards the plantation project at Tannirbhavi village near Bengre deemed forest area.

On Friday, March 5, MRPL entered into an MoU with the Karnataka forest department to agreeing to extend financial support to the tune of Rs 1,45,80,794/- excluding taxes. A total of 4,000 trees of various species are planned to be planted, covering an area of 10 hectares. MRPL has taken up this project under its Corporate Environment Responsibility Project.









During the event from MRPL Pomila Jaspal- DF, Sanjay Varma- DR, Rajeev Kushwah-CVO,  M Elango- ED (Refinery), BHV Prasad- ED (Projects), Krishna Hegde – GGM HR, Keshav Nayak-GGM (Maintenance), U V Aithal- GGM (Operations), SP Kamath- GGM (T/S), Sudarshan-CGM (HSE) and other senior management officials were present.

From the Karnataka forest department, V Karikalan-DFO, N Subramanya Rao-Assistant Conservator of the forest, and P Sreedhar-RFO and MRPL will also assist the forest department by supporting its seashore afforestation mitigation measures.

For example, sandy beach soil will be replaced with fresh red soil, shade net will be provided at seashore area for salted sea breeze control, water for seedling/tree’s etc also will be arranged at Bengre for supporting the growth of trees and plants. These initiatives of MRPL are expected to help the Karnataka state Forest Department to combat the menace of coastal deforestation. MRPL’s ambitious initiative is expected to benefit the region to strengthen the environment to reduce the ill effects of climate change. The project is planned to have a timeline till 2025 for completion.

 

 

  

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