On Saturday, the Indian Navy adopted the ‘Indian Navy Environment Conservation Roadmap (INECR)’ for synergizing the goal of ‘Blue Water Operations with a Green Footprint.’
The Ministry of Defence praised the Indian Navy for always being committed to environmental protection and green initiatives. It has always been a self-driven and environmentally responsible force.
The Indian Navy has authorized one of its largest solar plants with 3MW at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, in July 2020. It also planted 30,000 saplings to promote afforestation over the previous year to reduce an estimated 630 tons of CO2 per year.
The Southern Naval Command in Kochi conducted a mangrove plantation drive associating with Kerala Forest Department along with the Venduruthy channel on the occasion of ‘World River day.’ Around 200 saplings were planted in this drive.
The HQSNC with INS Venduruthy in the lead has always been engaged in protecting the environment and energy conservation. As a result, it granted the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Environment Management Award (GPEMA)’ station for 2020 in the Defence sector.
The Naval stations’ have carried out cleaning drives, clearing storm/rainwater drains, trimming the hedges, and garden maintenance under the ‘Swachhta Sewa’ campaign.
In order to lower the total carbon footprint and bring down the effects of global warming, the Indian Navy is ‘Geared Up and Committed’ to take steps towards executing the Green Initiatives. This will be done to ensure a ‘Greener and Cleaner future for our next generations.’