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SJVN Conferred with State Environment Leadership Award

Jun 7th, 2020 11:02 pm | By | Category: SPECIAL NEWS COVERAGE

The Corporate Head Quarter Premises of SJVN, ‘Shakti Sadan’ Shanan, Shimla has been adjudged First in the State Environment Leadership Award 2019-20 in the category of Office Premises. The Award was presented by Jairam Thakur,Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh to Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN in a function held today at Shimla. Suresh Bhardwaj, Minister for Education, Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Anil Khachi, Chief Secretary, Rajneesh, Secy. Environment, Science & Technology, Smt. Geeta Kapur, Director (Personnel) SJVN and other senior officers of SJVN and Government of Himachal Pradesh were also present during the award presentation ceremony. Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director stated that the prize money of Rs. 50,000 received by him is being contributed to HP CM Relief Fund.

He further apprised the Chief Minister, that the Office Building of SJVN has been designed with Green Building Concept. With built up area of 15200 square meters to accommodate more than 500 employees, the building has many unique features which includes 100 KW Solar Energy System & 40 KW Solar Water Heating System for energy needs. A Sewerage Treatment Plant with capacity to recycle 90,000 liters of wastewater has also been installed in the building. The Office Complex also has composting machine for Solid Organic Waste Management with a capacity of 250 kg per day, and Rain Water Harvesting System for water conservation, which can store 50,000 liters of rain water.

Sharma said that discharge from Sewage treatment Plant (STP) is reutilized for toilet flushing and horticulture. Around 4000 plants have been planted in and around office complex and an area of 7780 square feet has been developed as green belt. While the organic waste generated from composting machine is being utilized to manure the plantation.

Sharma also informed that, SJVN takes pride in promoting renewable energy and have signed MoUs with Energy Efficiency Services limited for installation of 6000 LED solar street lights, high mast lights in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. He further said that to enhance environmental performance of SJVN, the Environmental Management System, ISO 14001 is being implemented in all operational projects of SJVN.

SJVN is a joint venture of Government of India & Government of Himachal Pradesh. The company has a portfolio of 7489.2 MW, out of which 2015.2 MW is under Operation and the rest is under various stages of development. The company has also diversified in other fields of Energy Generation & Transmission. The company is vigorously marching forward for achieving installed capacity of 5000 MW by 2023, 12000 MW by 2030 and 25000 MW by year 2040.

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