December 06, 2018

Jharia division of Tata Steel dedicates 'Green Triangular Park' to the people of Dhanbad

Jamadoba: In view of promoting a healthy lifestyle for all, Jharia division of Tata Steel today dedicated the newly built Green Triangular Park to the people of Dhanbad.

Inauguration of the Green Triangular Park built by the Jharia division of Tata Steel in Dhanbad

The park was inaugurated by Arun Misra, vice president, raw materials, Tata Steel, in the presence of Sanjay Kumar Singh, general manager, coal, Tata Steel; SS Zama, regional president, Rashtriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh (RCMS); Santosh Kumar Mahato, regional secretary, RCMS; and other union office bearers and senior officials of the company.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Misra said: “Greenery around contributes to healthy living and overall well-being of people. We want people to be fit and healthier and hence this park has been set up. More such parks should be set up in the region to improve the quality of life of people around.”

Covering an area of 7,000 square meters, the park has 46 of 142 varieties of medicinal plants and 50 of 187 varieties of hibiscus plants. There are plants of herbal and medicinal value like elaichi, hing, pathar chatta, red gudmar, white chandan, pito na and the like, and hibiscus plants like Black Beri, Meri, Montivila, Anjali, Splire and several others. The park is designed and executed in-house by the town maintenance department of Jharia division.

There is a walking pathway for health enthusiasts and a dedicated play area equipped with a multi-activity play system, loop climber, bridge ladder, flying butterfly, roto wave slide and the like for children. The park will remain open for public from 6:00am to 9:00am and 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

The Jharia division of Tata Steel has taken several environmental initiatives for the conservation, preservation and restoration of biodiversity. The Green Triangular Park is one such initiative towards restoring biodiversity. Tata Steel is committed to the conservation, enhancement and restoration of biodiversity in its areas of operation. To formalise the commitment, the company adopted the company-wide biodiversity policy and has also developed biodiversity management plans for all its mines and collieries. The progress of these plans are being assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature on a regular basis.