Finance Minister inaugurates BEL’s Mini Smart colony

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday virtually inaugurated BEL’s Mini Smart Colony at BEL-Bangalore Complex in Jalahalli, Bangalore
Finance Minister inaugurates BEL's Mini Smart colony
Finance Minister inaugurates BEL's Mini Smart colony

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday virtually inaugurated BEL's Mini Smart Colony at BEL-Bangalore Complex, Jalahalli in Bangalore in the presence of BEL's Director (Finance) Dinesh Kumar Batra and Chief Vigilance Officer Shrikant Walgad (IAS). The project has been completed under the guidance of BEL's Chairperson & Managing Director (CMD) Anandi Ramalingam and BEL's Director (Bangalore Complex) Vinay Kumar Katyal.

This is part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations being coordinated by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) in association with the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) as part of the overall campaign of the Ministry of Finance.

BEL's Homeland Security & Smart cities SBU along with the Software SBU, Engineering Services and Human Resources teams worked jointly to make BEL's Smart Colony a reality.

Solar power, waste recycling, rainwater harvesting, pedestrian-friendly pathways, energy-efficient street lighting and abundant greenery (including a herbal garden) are part of BEL's Smart Colony. An app, BEST NISA (Bharat Electronics Smart Township – Nivasi Seva App), has been designed specially to cater to the needs of the Colony residents. Another app, BEST NISPA (Bharat Electronics Smart Township – Nivasi Samasya Parihaara App), has been developed for responders from Engineering Services Division. An Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC), which is manned 24×7, monitor the dashboard displaying the real-time data and analytics along with situational awareness through a GIS map.

BEL is executing 17 Smart Cities across India as part of the Smart City Mission of the Government of India.

BEL is participating in the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Exhibition being organised at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, from June 9 to 12, 2022, as well as the Roundtable of CEOs of select PSEs on 'Role of CPSEs in strategic sectors for a self-reliant India.'

BEL has planted more than 2,500 saplings across its 9 units spread pan India.

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