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Wildlife: See who is adopting lions and tigers at Ranchi zoo

Ranchi: Jharkhand Zoo Authority and Central Coalfields Limited on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to adopt a pair of lions and a pair of tigers for three years at Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park as part of the company’s CSR initiatives. Central Coalfields Limited will bear all the expenses related to upkeep, food, and health of the animals for three years.

GM (CSR), CCL Bala Krishna Ladi and director of Ranchi zoo Jabber Singh inked the MoU between the two organizations. The MOU was signed in presence of CMD CCL, P.M. Prasad and principal chief conservator of forest P.K.Verma. Also present on the occasion were principal chief conservator of forest cum ED nodal wasteland development board A.K.Rastogi, chief wildlife warden Rajeev Ranjan, chairman Jharkhand Biodiversity Board Ashish Rawat among others. 

Central Coalfields Limited headquartered at Darbhanga House, Ranchi is one of the subsidiaries of Maharatna Coal India Limited. It has operational mines spread over eight districts in Jharkhand. CCL has undertaken various initiatives for environment conservation and to ensure inclusive development of the stakeholders.

CCL CMD P.M. Prasad said that company is committed to fulfill the vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat through sustainable mining. He added that wildlife protection is a vital aspect of environmental conservation. “Adoption of animals will help create awareness among the public regarding importance of conservation of animals,” he said.