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NTPC’s Biodiversity Policy:

GS Paper 3:

Syllabus: Conservation Related issues.

 

Context:

Recently, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC Ltd) issued a renewed Biodiversity Policy 2022.

  • It is an integral part of NTPC’s Environmental Policy and its objectives are aligned with environmental and sustainability policies.

 

Objectives of the Policy:

  1. To support all the professionals of the NTPC Group to help them contribute toward the achievement of the targets set in this field.
  2. To achieve a ’no net loss’ of biodiversity at all of its currently operating sites and ensure there is a net positive balance wherever applicable.
  3. To mainstream the concept of biodiversity across NTPC’s value chain and adopt a precautionary approach for sustainable management of biodiversity in all the decision-making processes.

 

Expected outcomes of the policy:

  • Overall conservation will increase with participation from business/firm’s side.
  • Better practices of conservation will be known and will yield better results.
  • Grass root participation will make people feel more connected to the cause.

 

About NTPC:

  • NTPC Ltd. is a central Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Power.
  • It is India’s largest energy conglomerate with roots planted way back in 1975 to accelerate power development in India.
  • It became a Maharatna company in 2010.

 

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. NTPC.
  2. Biodiversity Policy.
  3. What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

 

Q.5) Biodiversity forms the basis for human existence in the following ways (2011):

    1. Soil formation
    2. Prevention of soil erosion
    3. Recycling of waste
    4. Pollination of crops

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3 only
    2. 2, 3 and 4 only
    3. 1 and 4 only
    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

Sources: the Hindu.