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Posted at: Jul 15, 2016, 12:26 AM; last updated: Jul 15, 2016, 12:26 AM (IST)

Vedanta Limited gets Golden Peacock award for environment management

Bathinda, July 14

Vedanta Limited, a globally diversified natural resources company, has won the ‘Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2016’. Vedanta Limited’s subsidiary, Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL), Banawali, of Mansa, was conferred the award at a ceremony presided by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State, Independent Charge (MoS-IC), Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India.

Amitabh Kant (IAS), CEO, Niti Aayog, Lt Gen JS Ahluwalia (Retd), president, Institute of Directors (IOD) and Justice Arijit Pasayat, co-chairman, IOD and former Judge at the Supreme Court of India, were the other dignitaries present at the ceremony. “We are deeply grateful to the IOD for having acknowledged our relentless efforts towards ensuring environmental sustainability. Maintaining global environmental benchmarks is a key strategic priority for Vedanta Limited. Our subsidiary, TSPL, has made a firm commitment towards sustainable operations and environment management by installing environment- friendly infrastructure at its super-critical power plant in Punjab”, said Ajay Kumar Dixit, CEO- power, Vedanta Limited. With a specialised environment cell that monitors stipulated safeguards at the power plant, the TSPL has a highly sophisticated infrastructure dedicated to minimise the environmental impact of its operations in the region. Fly ash utilisation and dust extraction systems, high efficiency Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP), sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting and an adequate green belt are some of the measures taken by the TSPL at its plant.

In October 2015, the TSPL set the Guinness World Record by planting 2 lakh saplings in a short span of an hour in the Mansa district of Punjab. — TNS

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