25,000 Surviving native trees at OS-20 MIDC, Tarapur - Palghar
Sustainability goes hand-in-hand with The Miyawaki Method.
Miyawaki is a technique pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, that helps build dense, native forests. The approach is supposed to ensure that plant growth is 10 times faster and the resulting plantation is 30 times denser than usual. It involves planting dozens of native species in the same area, and becomes maintenance-free after the first three years.
They made it all possible!
This is how it all began
In 1981, Sardar Ascharj Singh Ahuja, established Pal Fashions Private Limited's textile processing unit at MIDC, Tarapur. He turned the vacant part of the land into a lush patch by planting trees and setting up a kitchen garden, making fruits and vegetables available for the canteen.
From 1999 onwards, PAL expanded through green manufacturing like emerising, dew drop printing, garmenting, setting up the world’s latest technology in schiffli and multihead embroidery, and are today pioneering waterless printing. The company stopped using fossil fuel in 2008. Thermic fluid heater and steam boiler are successfully operating ONLY on renewable energy i.e. bio-waste briquettes. Huge reduction in emission of Green House Gases makes PAL eligible for Carbon Credits.
Since 2013 major efforts and investments have been made in evolving the wet processes to reduce consumption by over 30% through recycling and reuse of water. After shrinking their carbon footprint and reducing the environmental impact, PAL has embarked on their most ambitious SUSTAINABILITY endeavour, a massive drive to plant many native species and to develop a dense forest through the Japanese technique pioneered by Dr Akira Miyawaki.
On 5th November 2016, the birth anniversary of Sardarni Kulwant Kaur Ahuja, PAL planted over 2,500 saplings on MIDC plot OS-20. Excellent growth and unprecedented survival rate of over 96% has been achieved till date. Since then over the last seven months, PAL has further planted over 22500 saplings and this OXYGEN BANK has more than 25000 SURVIVING TREES today. By creating these LUNGS OF TARAPUR, PAL will soon be Carbon Neutral and continue working towards achieving their final goal of a permanent CARBON NEGATIVE status.
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