Two manufacturing units of Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship, have won the most prestigious National Energy Conservation Awards 2012. Ashok Leyland’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) and Alwar (Rajasthan) have been awarded by the Ministry of Power, Government of India for implementing various energy conservation initiatives.
Mr. Alok Gupta, Plant Director, Pantnagar plant and Mr. A.K. Chopra, General Manager, Alwar plant received the awards from Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India, in the presence of Shri. Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Minister of State of Power, Government of India and other senior officials from the government and industry, at a recently concluded award function in New Delhi.
Pantnagar, the new plant of Ashok Leyland which went operational in the year 2010, received the second place in the ‘Major Consumer’ category, followed by the Alwar plant which won the second place in the ‘Minor Consumer’ category.
Speaking about the awards, Mr. Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland, said, “It is indeed a matter of great pride for us at Ashok Leyland to receive such a prestigious award from the Government of India. We have been continuously working on energy efficient processes and follow the best of energy conservation practices across all our manufacturing plants and offices. This award will sure serve as a motivation for the teams to continue their work on more such initiatives.”
The National Energy Conservation Awards from the Government of India, Ministry of Power, recognize innovations and achievements for efficient utilization and conservation of energy, in various sectors including industry, building, aviation, and municipalities among others.