World Environment Day was celebrated in a big way at Vizag Steel. The month long events organised by Environment Department of Vizag Steel , culminated at a grand function held at Ukkunagaram.
Sri P Madhusudan, CMD RINL was the chief guest. Dr Madhushudhana Rao, Joint Chief Environmental Engineer , Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board was the Guest of Honor. The World Environment Day celebrations saw involvement of more than 1000 people from Ukkunagaram and surrounding areas.
Dr Madhushudhana Rao, spoke at length about the genesis of environment pollution and also what each one of us needs to do to prevent it. He also dwelled on the World Environment Day theme ‘Go Wild for Life’at length.
Sri P Madhusudan in his message on World Environment Day, spoke in detail about commitment of Vizag Steel towards environment, about the progress made at Vizag Steel on various environmental measures and also about plans for improvement in the next few years. He said RINL has so far planted more than 5 million trees covering more than 40% of its land and moving towards planting another 1.3 million trees with the aim of 1 tree for every ton of steel produced at RINL.
Sri PC Mohapatra, Director (Projects), Sri P Raychaudhury, Director (Commercial) participated.
The dignitaries distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions, held on the occasion of World Environment Day and also Green Awards were bestowed on 80 employees who had contributed for the betterment of environment after enumerating their exemplary work. Sri Ramana Rao, ED(W) I/c welcomed the gathering by bringing out the importance of environment management in the steel industry.
To mark the occasion, saplings were planted in 30 departments of Vizag Steel and also a mass plantation program was organised by Agro-forestry department.
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