Bindusagar rejuvenation project launched
Long-awaited Bindusagar clean-up and beautification project has been launched in Bhubaneswar. It is associated with socio-cultural life of people of Odisha over the centuries, . It is considered as one of the holiest lakes of our country as it is linked to every holy water body of our country. It is an embodiment of national integration and it’s our responsibility to keep it clean and green. Launching the long-awaited project with Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Minister Navin Patnaik said ‘’It is also our responsibility to keep all other holy ponds and ghats around this Ekamra Khetra clean and green. I seek all your cooperation to keep this lake clean. In coming days, other water bodies in and around the city will also be cleaned and we all should come forward and put a joint effort to keep them clean”.
Dharmendra Pradhan said “Bindu Sagar at Lord Lingaraj’s holy Ekamra Khetra at Bhubaneswar has a distinct identity. Being the largest water body in Bhubaneswar, it carries rich divinity and closely associated with Odia culture and tradition. Various rituals of Lord Lingaraj are closely associated with this lake. So, this is a cordial initiative of IndianOil to take forward this Swachha Bindu Sagar initiative. As part of this initiative, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) – IndianOil (IOC) campus, Bhubaneswar, in joint collaboration with Odisha Bridge Construction Corporation (OBCC), the most awaited project is being unveiled. With ICT’s patented world-class innovative technology being used to clean this water body, the dream project Swachh Bindusagar is going to be fulfilled”. Pradhan further added that Odisha is going to become the nerve centre of industrialisation through rapid development in petrochemical, chemical, polymer, textile and fibre sectors. Very soon in collaboration with the state government, a textile park is going to be set up at Dharma, Bhadrak. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil, said, as an organization driven by a strong environmental conscience, IndianOil’s CSR outreaches have also focussed on environmental sustainability and it is indeed our honour to be a part of the similar drive at the temple town of Odisha. It feels me with great joy as IndianOil has embarked on this CSR project Swachh Bindusagar. The project worth Rs. 70 lakh includes running and maintenance costs for three years which is being invested from IndianOil CSR fund.