Published On: Thu, Sep 8th, 2016

Gujarat Government appreciates Cairn India’s plantation project at Morbi

shrstiiMorbi: On the occasion of Van Mahotsav, Gujarat State Chief Minister awarded Cairn India Limited, an oil and gas major with a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ for the Greenbelt project that company has developed in partnership with Department of Forest, Morbi at Makansar, Morbi, Gujarat.
Sameer Devgan, DGM – Land RJ & Steerco member and Land Acquisition – Cairn India attended the function and received the certificate of appreciation on behalf of the company. The event was organised by the state government and district administration at Dhrol in Jamnagar district.
Mr. Sudhir Mathur – Acting CEO of Cairn India said, “We are elated to receive this appreciation from the state government. While working towards our vision of building a world-class E&P company, we are known to work with highest health and safety standards. Through focused initiatives that lower our carbon footprint and generate clean energy, we are going beyond ‘just compliance’ with a pro-active approach.
At Cairn India, we believe in operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for the long-term benefit of all our stakeholders. As an organization, we are committed to minimizing the impact of our activities and operations on the environment. This commitment drives us to take effective steps to conserve energy and reduce environmentally harmful emissions”, he added.
In Gujarat, the company has already developed afforestation in Banaskantha District of Gujarat and planted more than 25,250 trees in 25 Hectare land. Furthermore, another green initiative at Nal Sarovar under Project Shristi in association with Forest Department, Gujarat Government and Cairn India–ONGC’s Joint venture was launched few years back, where the area had been developed into a potential tourist attraction as well as development of a green area of 12.5 hectares.
Cairn India in collaboration with Forest department and Marine National Park, Jamnagar have developed mangrove plantation in 100 Hectares of coastal land in Sikka Block, Khambaliya and Kalyanpur Block around Jamnagar and Dev Bhoomi Dwarka districts.
Cairn India, being one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in India, wherever it operates, it supports diverse programs that help to protect the environment. Cairn India strives to continually improve environmental performance and all the projects have received environmental clearances.

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