Friday, July 07, 2017

GVK Mumbai International Airport celebrates Van Mahotsav 2017

Navi Mumbai: On the occasion of Van Mahotsav, a week long annual tree planting festival observed across the country, GVK MIAL, the company that administers Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), on Thursday joined hands with a local NGO to convert barren forest land into green cover at Rabale in Navi Mumbai.

In sync with the State Government’s vision to increase green cover across Maharashtra, GVK MIAL planted trees on an area of one acre beyond the premises of the Mumbai airport.

Through this pilot initiative, GVK MIAL sowed native species which included Kanchan (Phanera varieata), Jambul (Syzygium cumini), Shisam (Dalbergia sissoo), Bakul (Mimusops elengi), Kusum (Schleichera oleosa). These plants will be maintained by the company for the next seven years in collaboration with NGO ‘HARIYALI’.

Planting trees and conserving the environment is the first step towards addressing the issue of climate change, preserving the nature and maintaining an ecological balance.
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