POWERGRID Donates Sweeping Machines For Manali

Manali: POWERGRID of India Limited has provided Compactor and Sweeping Machines to the Municipal Corporation Manali under its CSR initiatives.

Education & Language, Art, and cultural Minister, Himachal Pradesh, Govind Singh Thakur inaugurated Compactor and Sweeping Machines for the Manali. These three vehicles were provided to Manali municipal corporation and irrigation and public health department Manali (IPH) as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)initiatives with a fund amounting to Rs 1.31 crore.

Govind Thakur said with this initiative of POWERGRID, Municipal Corporation, Manali & IPH department shall now be better equipped with modern technology for making Manali a cleaner destination for its citizens and a better destination for national and international tourists.

Chairman Manali Municipal Corporation Chaman Kapoor said these machines shall reduce the requirement of man–hours and help in maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of the town. Vice-Chairman Manoj Larjee said that the induction of these machines shall also ease the process of cleaning especially in difficult terrains of the hilly region as well as during extreme climatic conditions.

Anil Sharma, Sr General Manager of POWERGRID said as a responsible corporate company, during the COVID pandemic, POWERGRID contributed about Rs 200 Crore to PM CARES Fund and distributed Rs 30 Crores worth 1848 million tones ration among 2.8 Lakh beneficiaries at 276 locations in Himachal Pradesh and various states of India. He further said that with the adoption of the latest technological tools and techniques, enhanced use of automation and digital solutions, POWERGRID Maintains average transmission system availability of 99.83 percent.

Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice. He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express. With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology. Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.

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