Shimla: Public sector power generating company SJVN was conferred the Vishwakarma social development impact award and its medium sized Rampur project was commended for construction techniques, health, safety and addressing environment concerns.
On receiving the award Nand Lal Sharma, director SJVN said that the company had adopted a corporate social responsibility police whose guidelines had been laid out by department of public enterprises and ministry of heavy industries.
Major concerns SJVN was addressing through a foundation were concerning education, healthcare, skill up-gradation, women empowerment, community facilities, infrastructural development and assistance during natural disasters, said Sharma.
He added that SJVN had already spent more than Rs 100 crores on various CSR activities and more than Rs 16 crores are being spent for the purpose in the current financial year.
Rampur project which is scheduled to be commission later in the year, said Sharma had set up benchmarks by introducing new technologies. Geo-green technology that reclaims sites where excavated materials from tunnels is stored in large dumps has for the first time been introduced by the public enterprise company, he informed.
RP Singh, CMD of SJVN and NL Sharma from Pranav Sen, chairman national statistical organization (NSO) received the award for social development & impact award and SJVN directors RN Misra, AS Bindra and RK Bansal received the awards for construction of Rampur project and environment.
To recognize contributions in the construction sector, Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), a body where the Planning Commission has collaborated with the construction industry, annually confers the Vishwakarma Awards.