Coal India Ltd’s (CIL) plantation drive on over 1300 ha. in FY22 is likely to push India further towards its net zero emissions goals, with the miner already bringing down its carbon emissions level to 0.65% of India’s total carbon dioxide emissions (2616 million t) during FY20.
The data has come from Global Carbon Project: Carbon Di-Oxide Information Analysis Centre in the USA.
In FY21, the company had targeted plantation on 739 ha. to put a green cover to its mining areas. However, it has achieved 116% of its target, covering 862 ha., 6% more than it covered in FY20. In FY20, CIL created green cover on 813 ha., which brought it close to becoming a net zero carbon emission company.
The current fiscal’s target of covering 1300 ha. is likely to put the company in the zero carbon emissions category since the green coverage would go up by more than 50% this fiscal.
The company has created 2.4 ha. of plantation for every ha. of land used for mining. For every tonne of coal produced, 30 kg of carbon goes into the air.
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