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Green carpet landscapes

To reclaim the landscape at a project construction site, like that at the muck dump yard for Rampur project, SJVN out of its concern for the environment has introduced the Geo-green Erosion Control Blanket, so as to enable vegetation taking early hold in gripping the deep excavated soil together.

Made out of coconut fiber, these blankets not only retain water for longer periods but over a time period gradually biodegrades naturally to fully blend with the soil conditions.

Rock soils and other mud dug out from deep tunnels for the projects are normally sterile towards vegetative growth till weathering over a long period of time enables plant growth at the muck dump yards.

Green carpet landscapes

For natural regeneration to reclaim such extreme soil conditions, vegetation requires at least two, if not more growing seasons to succeed.

To over the problems of re-vegetation, to stabilize slopes and to check erosion, undulation of the dump yard slopes are first leveled before a layer of fertile top soil is laid over it.

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To prepare a rich top soil, ready to use soil preparations are imported, mixed at a 60:40 ratio with existing soils and manure is added to obtain a healthy and plant nutritious soil layer.

Seeds of locally prevalent plants are mixed into the top layer before a Geo-green Erosion Control Blanket is laid out on the slope.

Besides the seeds planted, cutting and plants of species such as Hopseed (Mehndu) - Dodonaea viscosa, Silver Oak- Grevillea robusta, Bougainvillea and Subabul- Leucaena leucocephala are planted onto the treated slopes.

After the regular watering of six months, traces of the existing muck dump yard fade away as the slope turns green and blends into the landscape.

Green carpet landscapes

The Geo-Green Erosion Control Blanket product is made from biodegradable coconut fibers, reinforced with high density poly-euthrene (HDPE) for enhancing strength to withstand steep slope and different climatic conditions.

The green blanket is designed and developed to provide solutions to erosion control problems and slope stabilization.



Rampur Hydro Power Station had been awarded the prestigious Vishwakarma Award for two years in a row (2013 & 2104) for achievement in the field of Construction Health, Safety and Environment.


SJVN has received "Greentech Gold Award for Environment Excellence” in Hydro Sector in 2008, 2010 and 2013 as appreciation for its environment activities.


SJVN has received "Greentech Silver Award for Environment Excellence” in Hydro Sector from 2004 to 2007 and in 2009 & 2012 for its Environment Management Activities at Rampur and Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station..


SJVN has received "Greentech Bronze Award for Environment Excellence” in Hydro Sector for 2006 and 2007 for Environment Management Activities at Rampur Hydro Power Station.


SJVN has also received "Excellence Environment & Ecological Implementation Gold Award” by Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial International Green Land Society – Hyderabad in May 2005.


SJVN has received the Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award for its activity of Reclamation and Re-utilization of Muck Disposal site under Environment Management Plan of NJHEP, from the World Environment Foundation, New Delhi on June 11, 2004.

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