Nagpur based Miniratna public sector enterprise Western Coalfields Limited has been awarded
with prestigious “Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2013” for contribution towards development of green belt and afforestation of mining area and waste land reclamation and increase in green cover in and around the coal mines under the category of Mining and Metallurgy.
Chairman -cum – Managing Director of Western Coalfields Limited Dinesh Chandra Garg received prestigious award by the hands of Hon’ble Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Union Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas during 15th World Congress on environment management under the aegis of Institute of Directors, Delhi.
The award was decided by the jury which was headed by retired Chief Justice of India Shri. P. N. Bhagwati. During financial year 2012-13 WCL planted over 1,60,625 plants in its command area in collaboration with Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) and Madhya Pradesh State Forest Development Corporation (MPRVVN).
The programme was especially attended by Hon’ble Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, Manish Tiwari; Lt Gen J. S. Ahluwalia; Chairman (Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax) Justice (Dr.) Arijit Pasayat; Public Enterprises Selection Board Chairman Atul Chaturvedi and many other distinguished dignitaries.