TIL team visits Biodiversity project to promote sustainability awareness
July 27, 2015
As part of promoting awareness on sustainability initiatives undertaken within the Tata group, a team from Tata International Mumbai visited the Tata Power Biodiversity Project at Walvan, near Lonavala (Maharashtra, India) earlier this month. The objective was to encourage knowledge sharing and learning from internal environmental practices. The TIL team appreciated the nationally recognised achievements of one of the biggest conservation efforts in India. The visit was organised on July 11, 2015, and had 25 members participate. The visit was a part of the various initiatives undertaken through TIL’s Zero Harm campaign.
The tour covered three of Tata Power’s acclaimed eco-restoration and eco-development initiatives. Guided by Mr V Vishwas Rao, head of Biodiversity and lead for the project, the team learnt about the Mahseer Conservation Project that focuses on the conservation of three species of the endangered fish, including the Golden Mahseer. The team was informed of the Afforestation – Plantation of Endangered Species programme that undertakes afforestation through plantation and protection of indigenous flora to help in biodiversity conservation, with a target of planting 8 to 10 lac saplings every year. The team visited the Carbon Neutral Self Sustaining Eco huts, made of eco-friendly construction materials. The highlight of this project was the effective use of natural energy, tapping of solar energy and innovative pumping and mechanisation possibilities.