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SJVN CMD receives first prize in Swachhta Pakhwada Awards-2022

SJVN Limited's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma on Thursday received the first prize in Swachhta Pakhwada Award 2022

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New Delhi: SJVN Limited‘s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma on Thursday received the first prize in Swachhta Pakhwada Award 2022. Ministry of Power’s Secretary Alok Kumar (IAS) presented the awards to the winning PSUs in a ceremony held in New Delhi. SJVN has bagged the first position while second and third positions have been bagged by NTPC and Power Grid respectively. On this occasion, SJVN’s Director (Personnel) Geeta Kapur was also present.

Sharma informed that Swachhta Pakhwada Awards are conferred by the Ministry of Power in recognition of the outstanding contribution of the Public Sector Undertakings to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The PSUs under MoP are evaluated on various parameters for the activities carried out during Swachhta Pakhwada celebrated from 16-31st May every year. SJVN has been awarded with Swachh Survekshan Awards- First & Second Prize in the years 2018 and 2019 respectively for implementing various initiatives during Swachhta Pakhwada.

This year, SJVN formulated a comprehensive Swachhta Pakhwada Action Plan to undertake various activities in all its project locations & offices across India. This included public awareness campaigns through motivational speeches, nukkad nataks and competitions, special drives to encourage the use of eco-friendly materials, plantation drives, installation of dustbins in public places, distribution of sanitization & personal hygiene materials in local communities etc.

Further contributing towards public awareness, cleanliness drives & awareness programs for promoting segregation of waste, vermicomposting, reuse of wastewater for agriculture etc. were organized. Long-term impact programs such as the construction of multipurpose Check Dam at Nahan, bio-diversity park in Shimla and cleaning up of rivers situated near the projects area, have also been initiated by SJVN.

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