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05-06-2024
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY CELEBRATES WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY CELEBRATES WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

 

Kolkata, 5th June, 2024:          

South Eastern Railway celebrated World Environment Day at its Headquarters, Garden Reach o­n 05.06.2024. The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience”.

Shri Anil Kumar Mishra, General Manager, South Eastern Railway planted saplings as a part of observance of World Environment Day at SER Headquarters, Garden Reach. The General Manager has also inaugurated a park “Amrit Udhyan” at the Headquarters premises in presence of Smt. Preeti Mishra, President, SERWWO (South Eastern Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation). Shri A. K. Dubey, Additional General Manager, Shri Sitaram Sinku, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, other Principal Officers, Senior Officers, staff & members of SERWWO were also present and took part in the Tree Plantation programme. Later, at BNR Officers’ Club, General Manager, Shri A.K.Mishra administered the Mission Life Pledge and also released a Booklet o­n Eco friendly initiatives taken by South Eastern Railway. While addressing the gathering, Shri Mishra emphasized o­n reducing carbon footprint, using renewable energy, conserving water, planting trees and supporting environmental education and awareness. As a citizen of India, all of us have the responsibility to protect the environment, he added. A Nukkad Natak was staged by members of S E Railway Bharat Scouts & Guides to create awareness o­n tree plantation, avoid use of plastic and protection of environment.

In its endeavour to reduce pollution and preserve natural resources, South Eastern Railway has taken various initiatives viz. 100% Electrification of railway line, continuous afforestation, development of eco-smart stations, installation of solar panels at the roof top of station buildings and administrative offices, installation of bio-toilets in train coaches, Plastic Bottle Crushing Machines at stations, provision of rain water harvesting plants in the Divisions etc. As a step towards water and solid waste management, Automatic Coach Washing Plants, Effluent Treatment-cum-Water Recycling Plants and Solid Waste Management Plants have been installed at different locations over SER jurisdiction.

World Environment Day was also observed at all four Divisions viz. Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur and Ranchi by organizing tree plantation, Nukkad Nataks, Prabhat Pheri, Seminars etc.

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