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Essar practices seed bombing reforestation technique at Mahan Forest

Aug 28th, 2019

Essar Foundation pays special attention to protecting the environment, especially near its facilities. During the ongoing rainy season, Essarites participated in a seed bombing activity in open/empty patches of Mahan forest. The forest is approximately 15 kms from Essar’s Mahan power plant.

Seed bombing, or aerial reforestation, is a technique of promoting vegetation on land by throwing seed balls onto barren tracts of land. The objectives are to restore plant population, increase the green cover on empty patches, and nourish and feed the soil.

Students form Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Nagwa, in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, prepared the seed bombs, comprising seeds of neem (Indian lilac), jamun (Indian blackberry) and gulmohar (royal poinciana) trees. Thousands of seed bombs were made by mixing soil, manure and seeds.