Biodiversity Park to boost green cover

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Biodiversity Park to boost green cover

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 | PNS | Jamshedpur

Tata Steel dedicated the Kadma Biodiversity Park to the citizens of Jamshedpur. This project will enhance the Green Zone around Jamshedpur. It is also envisaged to foster an overwhelming bridge between the people of the city and nature.

The inauguration of the Park was done in the presence of Chanakya Chaudhary, vice president (corporate services), Tata Steel, Dr. T Mukherjee, former deputy MD (Steel), Tata Steel, Dr Vijaya Bharat, former HOD (Cardiology), TMH, Sanjeev Choudhary, president, Tata Workers’ Union along with other senior officials of the company and Tata Steel group companies in Jamshedpur.

The park is spread across 13.5-acres where 5650 trees and 4650 shrubs have been planted, which is in addition to the existing 300 trees. The park has 2.3 Km of walking trail, a yoga and meditation zone, bird watching areas, rainwater harvesting ponds, Lily ponds, butterfly zones, and fruit and bamboo orchards. The park houses several clusters of native species of trees planted as groves. It also has bird and squirrel nests, deep forest areas, grasslands and an information centre for flora and fauna observed in the park.

Since 2019, Tata Steel at Jamshedpur has not only achieved more than 33 acres of additional green cover but has also made way for 44.6 acres of land for water bodies which can hold upto 412 million litres of water in its endeavour towards a sustainable future.  Jamshedpur continues to voyage towards a greener and healthier tomorrow.

Always a pioneer, in 2016, Tata Steel launched a Biodiversity Policy which aims for “No Net Loss of Biodiversity”, the first such commitment in Indian industry. Several initiatives have been taken in this direction in recent years like the development of the Dalma view pond, CRM Bara ponds, Golmuri pond, Jugsalai Muck dump, ISWP ponds, among others.

The park will be open for morning walkers and nature enthusiasts 28th September onwards, from 5.30 am to 9.30 am.

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