NTPC commended for Sustainable Development At CII- ITC Sustainability Awards-2009
27th Nov, 2009
NTPC limited has been awarded “Commendation for Significant Achievement” Sustainability Prize in Large Business category at the CII- ITC Sustainability Awards function held in New Delhi. NTPC station Rihand has also received Certificate for Significant Achievement.
Awards were presented to Shri R.C. Shrivastav, Director (HR), NTPC and Shri Manas Sarkar, General Manager, NTPC- Rihand .by Shri Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Environment and Forests.
Environmental and social sustainability has been the guiding spirit of NTPC's growth and performance. On the front of environmental sustainability, the Company has been working in line with its green vision "Going High on Generation, Lowering GHG emissions". NTPC is amongst world’s cleanest fossil fuel based power generators globally.
For green power development, NTPC is adopting supercritical and ultra-supercritical technology with higher efficiency, suitable fuel mix, developing technology for CO2 utilization and focusing on renewable.
Corporate Social Responsibility is an article of faith for NTPC. The Company has taken up several initiatives in the areas of roads, drinking water, healthcare and sanitation, community development, education etc. NTPC is supporting the DOTS programme for diagnosis and treatment of TB patients by providing mobile laboratory and testing facilities. NTPC Foundation has established ICT Centre for physically handicapped people at Delhi University. ICT Centre for visually handicapped are established at Mysore, Trivandrum, Lucknow, Ajmer also. For enhancing employability of the village youth, NTPC has adopted 17 ITIs and is starting 6 new ITIs. New courses are going to start in 12 centers from this academic year. NTPC has also completed 10 Distributed Generation projects and is starting some more in the rural areas.
NTPC has set up a state-of-the art world-class research and technology wing NETRA (NTPC energy Technology Research Alliance) to focus on research and technology development including those related to CO2 utilization.
Shri R.C. Shrivastav, Director (HR), NTPC receiving the Sustainability Prize from Shri Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Environment and Forests. NTPC limited has been awarded “Commendation for Significant Achievement” Sustainability Prize in Large Business category at the CII- ITC.
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