Focus: GS-III Environment and Ecology
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Union Home Minister will launch Vriksharopan Abhiyan in July 2020.
During the launch event, Union Home Minister will inaugurate and lay the Foundation stone of 6 Ecoparks/ Tourism sites.
- Vriksharopan Abhiyan will be organized by Ministry of Coal involving all Coal/Lignite PSUs during which large scale plantation would be carried out in mines, colonies, offices and other suitable areas of Coal/Lignite PSUs and seedlings will be distributed in the nearby areas for promoting plantation by the society.
- The eco-parks/tourism sites would provide avenues for recreation, adventure, water sport, bird watching etc. for the people residing in nearby areas and may also be integrated to form part of tourism circuit.
- These sites are being planned to generate revenue for self-sustenance and create employment potential for local people.
Going Green Initiative
Going Green is the key thrust area of coal sector involving maximization of green cover through ecological reclamation of mined out areas and overburden dumps, plantation in and around mines and avenue plantation at suitable places.