As part of its corporate environmental responsibility expenditure, the MRPL has signed an MOU agreeing to provide adoption of wild animals in the Pilikula biological park for a time period of 12 months.
The amount of money that will be going into this project is Rs 4.16 crore, a major portion of which will be utilized to gather fodder, veterinary facilities, and medicines for 1200 wild animals. The national emergency declared in the month of April due to which the country went into lockdown resulted in Pilikula facing great losses in revenue. Officials at MRPL stated that they felt a need to protect as many captive wild animals as possible during the COVID-19-times. This project was initially recommended by the Deputy Commissioner.
MRPL’s history with the Pilikula Biological Park started in 2016 when it was decided that there was a need for a green belt in Pilikula which then led to the planting of 2000 plans in a 20-acre area. The year 2017 saw MRPL sign an agreement to plant another 2000 saplings in a 30-acre area. Therefore, it is safe to say that MRPL has always taken an interest in matters regarding the environment.