Dalmia Bharat Reaffirms its Environmental Stewardship in Odisha through Vannmahotsava Celebration Initiatives

Region’s cement leader plants 1500 saplings in the areas around Rajgangpur facility

Rajgangpur, 12 July 2022: Dalmia Bharat Limited (DBL) is reiterating its commitment towards environmental stewardship through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, Dalmia Bharat Foundation (DBF), through its participation in the celebration of Vannmahotsava, Odisha’s annual tree-planting festival, to raise awareness about forest conservation and saving the environment. As part of the initiative, DBL planted 1500 saplings in the areas around its Rajgangpur cement facility, the colony and school to beautify its surroundings and make it clean and green. 

As part of these initiatives, the region’s cement leader adopted a three-decade old, 3.8 acre, garbage dumping yard in Rajgangpur and renamed it Kishkindha Van. Featuring organic vegetable, fruits such as mango, guava, citrus, banana, as well as herbs with medicinal properties, the yard also includes a 30 foot well that will be used to irrigate organic vegetable/fruit plantations. In all, 500 fruits saplings would be planted on the one acre land, another 0.8 acres would be used for road, pathways, ridges & ponds and Organic Vegetable Cultivation will be done on the remaining 2 acres.

The 500 saplings would be planted over an area of 15378.6 SQM (3.8 acres) in Kishkindha Van. To create awareness on the importance of Vanmahostav, the CSR and R&R team of the company organized various programs at Schools and colleges and distributed saplings to continue this noble initiative for a greener society. In addition to this, Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd has also provided saplings like lemon, litchi, cashew and coconut etc to Choukidarpara village of Katang. Students, teachers/professors from two schools and NCC scouts – guides, Red Cross and NSS Units from S D Women’s college also participated along with local residents and community people in large numbers during the week-long plantation drive.

Speaking about the initiative, Shri Ganesh W Jikuntwar, Sr. ED & National Manufacturing Head Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, who also participated in the plantation drive said, We believe in a sustainable future for a better tomorrow and this can only be possible when we continue to partake in a shared purpose of environmental stewardship. Over the past many years, our company has successfully been able to create a green forest around our Rajgangpur facilty, in Lanjiberna and its adjoining villages. With the help of the State Horticulture Department, we want to expand our drive and look forward to occasions such as the Vannmahotsava celebration to create awareness about environmental protection and the conservation of nature.”

In the recent past, DBL has planted almost 33,000 trees in and around the Rajgangpur facilty surroundings and the Lanjiberna mines area. Between December 2021 and January 2022 itself, a total of 14000 trees were planted at Line 3 Unit and mines area while in March 2022, 5068 trees were planted in a record span of 11 days at the colony and facility area.    

About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 542216|NSE Symbol: DALBHARAT and listed in MSE), is a leading player in the cement manufacturing segment and has been in existence since 1939. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited prides itself at having one of the lowest carbon footprint in the cement world globally. It is the first cement company to commit to RE100, EP100 & EV100 (first triple joiner) – showing real business leadership in the clean energy transition by taking a joined-up approach. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 35.9 MnT, Dalmia Cement is the  the fourth-largest cement manufacturing group in India by installed capacity. Spread across ten states and fourteen manufacturing units, the company is a category leader in super-speciality cement used for oil well, railway sleepers and airstrips and is the country’s largest producer of Portland Slag Cement (PSC). Visit us at Dalmia Cement.

About Dalmia Bharat Foundation –

Dalmia Bharat Foundation operates within three key areas – Climate Action (Soil & Water Conservation and access to Clean Energy) Livelihood Skill Training and Social Development. These programmes combine in-depth, long-term plans and strategies along with medium and short term initiatives and campaigns. Owing to the great differences across locations, DBF has adopted a flexible, multi-intervention approach that allows programmes and people to grow together and sustain each other. The three focus areas have been derived from the felt needs of the community and issues material to the business.


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