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Vedanta Sets Guinness World Record for Mass Plantation

Subsidiary TSPL plants 208,751 Saplings; breaks previous record of 100,450 plantations

Apr 01, 2016   18:08 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL), a subsidiary of Vedanta Limited has officially set the Guinness World Record for simultaneously planting 208,751 saplings at a single location in less than an hour. Guinness World Records acknowledged this special achievement by TSPL on December 17, 2015 by presenting a certificate. The mass plantation drive was organized in Mansa, Punjab on October 30, 2015. 5,928 supporters from different walks of life came together to make this feat possible.


We are delighted that Guinness World Records has acknowledged this sustainable and innovative activity which created excitement and participation from the communities’ at large. TSPL has demonstrated Vedanta’s sustainable development and green practices are integral to the way we conduct business.  Every enterprise by the company is centered on optimum production as well as preserving natural environment and minimizing impact of industrial activity on the flora and fauna, also increasing the green cover in the surrounding areas”, said Ms. Roma Balwani, President- Group Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications at Vedanta Limited.


ISO 900, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and OHSAS certified company, TSPL is the largest Greenfield Power Project in Punjab. The company is an exemplary corporate citizen and one of the very few companies that have constructed supercritical plants, which employ energy efficient technologies and are environment friendly.


“TSPL is deeply committed to the sustainable economic development of the progressive state of Punjab. This massive plantation drive is not only a symbol of our deep connect with the state but also a personification of our motive to make it one of the most promising regions globally. With the victory of Guinness Book of World Records, the district of Mansa and the state of Punjab will become even more prominent across the world”, said Mr. Philip Chacko, COO, TSPL.


TSPL has set the benchmark for environmental compliance by developing 222 acres of green cover (as of March 2015) around the periphery of the plant and installing Zero Discharge Unit, Sewage Treatment Plant and High Concentration Slurry Disposal (HCSD) system.


Sustainable development and community empowerment are the two core elements that guide the CSR strategy of Vedanta Limited.  The company undertakes high impact initiatives to ensure the health and safety of the workers and makes valuable contributions to communities and regions across the country; with environmental footprint gaining a special position among its host of activities.


About Vedanta Limited (Formerly Sesa Sterlite Limited.)

Vedanta Limited is a diversified natural resources company, whose business primarily involves producing oil & gas, zinc - lead - silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power. The company has a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Australia, Ireland and Liberia.


Vedanta Limited is the Indian subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed company. Governance and Sustainable Development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company is conferred with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) ‘Sustainable Plus Platinum label’, ranking among the top 10 most sustainable companies in India


Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


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