Coal India Ltd Converts 30 Mined Out Areas Into Eco-Tourism Destinations
Coal India Limited (CIL) is in the process of converting its abandoned mines into eco-parks which have become popular as eco-tourism destinations. These eco-parks and tourism sites are also proving to be a source of livelihood for the local populace. 30 such eco-parks are already attracting steady footfalls and plans are afoot for the creation of more eco-parks and eco-restoration sites in CIL’s mining areas.
Gunjanpark Gokul Eco-Cultural Park, Kenapara Eco-Tourism Site, and AnanyaVatika are a few of the well-known locations that provide a further boost to coal mine tourism.
In 2022-23, CIL has already surpassed its annual plantation target of 1,510 hectares by expanding its green cover to 1,610 hectares and the company has planted over 30 lakh saplings in the current fiscal. In the last five fiscals till FY22, 4,392 hectares of greening inside the mine lease area has created a carbon sink potential of 2.2 lakh tonnes/year.
Furthermore, CIL is using various techniques like seed ball plantation, seed casting through drones, etc.
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