September 3, 2016
Suzlon Foundation plants 55,000 saplings in Ananthpur, Andhra Pradesh
Part of the Barren hillocks afforestation program where 55,000 saplings were planted
Tree Plantation undertaken during 67thVan Mahotsav in Ananthpur
Witnessed Participation from Local administration, Students and Suzlon employees
Ananthpur, India: Suzlon Foundation planted 55,000 saplings in Ellutla, Vajrakrur and Vidapanakal villages during the ongoing 67th Van Mahotsav in Ananthpur, Andhra Pradesh. Suzlon Foundation is supported by Suzlon Group and this activity is aligned to the Groups vision of Powering a greener tomorrow. The Plantation and Seed broadcasting is a part of Barren Hillocks Afforestation Program. The activity was conducted from 1st to 3rd September in collaboration with District Administration,Suzlon team, District Watershed Management Authority (DWMA) and Social Forestry department. The initiative also witnessed participation of students from Saraswathi Vidya Mandir School.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. B Venkataramana, Divisional Forest officer (Social Forestry Divison)-Ananthapur, The District administration Ananthapur has taken significant steps for improving vegetation in entire Ananthpur district. We are glad to see corporates such as Suzlon are extending their support and adopting the barren hills for afforestation as per District administration directions. We will extend our support for upcoming years too. This project is in right direction to make Ananthpur as Green Anatha. We firmly believe that such projects will be successful only with the participation of all the person concerned. Dr.Jasmine Sofia Gogia, General Manager, Suzlon Foundation said, The initiative is a step towards improving the green cover in Anathpur and is aligned to our vision. The 67th Van Mahotsav is a testament to growing global movement for sustainable environmental solutions. This drive is a small step towards mitigating the climate change and to improve the tree canopy of our neighbourhood and state. We would like to thank the local administration, students and our employees for their active participation in this drive. Suzlon Foundations efforts to preserve as well as expand the green blanket cover over its 15,500 MW wind energy installation globally through various CSR initiatives is testimony of its commitment to contribute towards a sustainable ecosystem for the future.
About Suzlon Group:
The Suzlon Group is one of the leading renewable energy solutions providers in the world with an international presence across 19 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. With over two decades of operational track record, the Group has a cumulative installation of approximately 15.5 GW of wind energy capacity, over 7,500 employees with diverse nationalities and world-class manufacturing facilities. Suzlon is the only Indian wind energy company with a large in-house Research and Development (R&D) set-up in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and India. Approximately 9.50 GW of the Groups installation is in India, which makes up for ~36% of the countrys wind installations, making Suzlon the largest player in this sector. The company has recently forayed into the solar space. The Group, headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India, is comprised of Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries. Suzlon corporate website: www.suzlon.com