AM/NS India launches initiative for environment protection in Gujarat

Jan 26, 2024 - 09:39
AM/NS India launches initiative for environment protection in Gujarat

Company to deploy transportation for wildlife and mangrove conservation

Surat - Hazira, January 25, 2024: AM/NS Ports Hazira Limited, a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India) donated two trucks to the Forest Department of Gujarat to support wildlife and mangrove protection efforts. The initiative aligns with AM/NS India’s commitment to environmental stewardship and its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals.

The trucks will enable officials with better access to mangrove plantation sites in the Dumas range sea area, besides facilitating conservation and monitoring activities. Additionally, the vehicles will be instrumental in rescuing wild animals from residential areas.

The handover of the vehicles to the Forest Department took place in the presence of Mukesh Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State for Forest and Environment, Government of Gujarat, Sandeep Desai, Hon’ble, MLA, Choryasi, Dr. K Sasi Kumar, Chief Conservator of Forests, Sachin Gupta, Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests, Dr. Anand Kumar, Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests and other government officials.

Senior officers from Government of Gujarat and members of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India were present on the occasion.

Speaking at the event, Mukesh Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State for Forest and Environment, Government of Gujarat said, “The government of Gujarat is committed to the conservation of the environment and forests. We welcome the support of leading corporates like AM/NS India in further enhancing our activities in this direction.

He also appreciated AM/NS India’s initiatives for Skill Development & Employment from local communities. He categorically highlighted AM/NS India’s efforts to provide training to local women and making them ready to take roles traditionally held be men like Crane Operators, Safety Marshalls etc.”

Dr. Anil Matoo, Head – Human Resource Operations, IR, and Administration, AM/NS India said, "At AM/NS India, we are dedicated to embracing sustainable practices and actively contributing to environmental preservation. Through a series of initiatives, we strive to safeguard the environment and are also aligning many such activities with our CSR efforts in the field of Health, Education and Skill Development, Environment, Livelihood and Infrastructure.”

AM/NS India’s environmental protection and conservation measures, such as mangrove conservation, mass plantation, promotion of solar technologies and rejuvenation of ponds are a routine part of the firm’s ongoing activities, creating brighter futures for people and planet.

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