Mayfair Group sets out to reverse the massive loss of green cover because of cyclone Fani
While the disparaging storm has caused massive dent in the infrastructure, it has also affected the greens in the region
The severe cyclonic storm Fani has left a trail of massive devastation in Odisha, causing loss to people’s lives and damaging property worth crores in the state. While the disparaging storm has caused massive dent in the infrastructure, it has also affected the greens in the region. In order to restore the green cover the state, hospitality major Mayfair Group recently organised tree plantation drive in association with government agencies.
The hospitality group, known for the extensive green cover on their hotel sites, restored greenery in and around their hotel sites and surrounding areas. Talking about the initiative, group’s executive director, Souvagya Mohapatra, says, “During the recent cyclonic storm, three of our locations got affected including Puri, Bhubaneswar and Gopalpur-on- Sea. More than the property, we lost lot of greenery as lot of trees got uprooted. Our company’s slogan ‘Stay with us and stay with nature’ promotes the idea of greenery and that’s why we plant a lot of trees in all our properties. We took this opportunity to invite our business associates and the government authorities for the tree plantation drive. I am sure with all our sincere effort, we will be able to bring back the greenery in and around our properties very soon.”
More than 10,000 trees from all over the country were procured and planted. “Approximately 15,000 trees were uprooted during this cyclone. In the first phase, we have planted 10,000 trees and in due course of time, we will procure 10,000 more. The entire plantation will take place inside the properties and also in the periphery areas besides the main roads/pathways outside the properties,” says Mohapatra.
Cyclone Fani devastated most of the green cover around Mayfair Lagoon and it required a massive effort to clean the hotel area, which was covered with fallen trees. With the efforts of their employees and government agencies, in a record time, the hospitality major cleaned the hotel and also the surrounding areas. Various kinds of trees and plants such as Turnelia Arjuna, Potronojva, Black Bamboo, Green Bamboo, Arika Big, Thyficus, Rafis, Night Queen, Mini Bamboo, Aglonima Green, Aglonima Petra, Difon Bichia Green, Difon Bichia White, etc were planted. Around 110 varieties of plants from all across the country, mostly from Rajmundry and Kolkata, were procured for the drive.