Sukinda, July 23, 2017: Sukinda Chromite Mine of Tata Steel, located in Sukinda Block of Jajpur district, planted and distributed around 600 fruit bearing trees in Nagada village, under Chingudipal Panchyat.
Shri Pritiranjan Gharai, MLA, Sukinda graced the programme as Chief Guest and formally launched the drive in the presence of Smt Padmabati Jena, Chairperson, Sukinda Block, Shri Dibyaranjan Baral, Vice-Chairman, Sukinda Block, Shri Prtapa Patra, Zilla Parisad, Shri Soubhagya Kumar Sahu, Forest Ranger, Sukinda Division and Mr Goutam Chakrobarty, Head, Administration, Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division, Tata Steel, were also present.
Around 600 fruit bearing plants like lemon, mango, guava, jackfruit were planted and distributed among the villagers. Along with the dignitaries, around 200 students of nearby Haripur college and Sukinda college and PRI members including Sarpanch of Chingudipala, Kaliapani and Ransol, local villagers also planted trees.
Appreciating Tata Steel for the plantation drive, Shri Gharai said that the fruit bearing plants will be a great support to local population to supplement their nutrition requirements and income. He also urged the villagers to take care of saplings planted in their village.
Among others, local journalists, Mr Ravindra Kumar, Unit Head, Tata Steel Rural Development Society, employees of Tata Steel and villagers were present on the occasion and took part in the plantation drive organized on July 21, 2017.