Coal India claims to have planted close to 2 million saplings during FY'21 over an area of 862 hectares exceeding the target by 16%
New Delhi: Coal India chief Pramod Agrawal has said that the coal behemoth is alive and sensitive to the need for environmental protection and the PSU pursues sustainable mining practices persistently.
The statement assumes significance especially when there have been concerns about global climate change on account of the burning of fossil fuels, including coal, which releases green gases into the atmosphere.
"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. We make the world that we live in. So, with this belief let us make our world a better place to live," he said.
Nature in her abundance and benevolence provides sufficient resources to mankind for its prosperity and development and in response, replenishing back the nature becomes not only a responsibility but a moral obligation, Agrawal said.
"We have only one earth and we personify it as mother," he said, adding that here is a saying "we have not inherited the earth from our forefathers but borrow it from future generations. This perhaps lends real meaning to sustainable development."
Ecosystems are elixir of life that sustain the living on earth.
"Our very existence depends on the health of our ecosystem. The way the ecosystem is being depleted, unless we restore and shore it up the consequences would be terrible," he explained.
With care and commitment, all kinds of ecosystems can be restored -- forests, oceans, natural habitats, farmlands including cities, he added.
Coal India accounts for over 80 per cent of domestic coal output.
This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.
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