Shimla: The corporate headquarters premises of SJVN Limited, ‘Shakti Sadan’ Shanan, Shimla has been adjudged the first in the ‘State Environment Leadership Award 2019-20’ in the category of office premises. The award has been presented by Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jairam Thakur to SJVN Limited’s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma in a function held on Friday at Shimla. The Minister for Education, Law & Parliamentary Affairs Suresh Bhardwaj, Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, Secretary of Environment, Science & Technology Rajneesh, SJVN’s Director (Personnel) Geeta Kapur and other senior officers of SJVN and the government of Himachal Pradesh were also present during the award presentation ceremony.
While speaking on the occasion Sharma said that the prize money of Rs 50,000 received by him is being contributed to HP CM Relief Fund.
Sharma further apprised the CM, that the office building of SJVN has been designed with green building concept. With a built-up area of 15,200 square meters to accommodate more than 500 employees, the building has many unique features which include 100 KW solar energy system and 40 KW solar water heating system for energy needs. A sewerage treatment plant with the capacity to recycle 90,000 litres of wastewater has also been installed in the building. The office complex also has a composting machine for solid organic waste management with a capacity of 250 kg per day, and rainwater harvesting system for water conservation, which can store 50,000 litres of rainwater.
Sharma said that discharge from sewage treatment plant (STP) is reutilized for toilet flushing and horticulture. Around 4,000 plants have been planted in and around office complex and an area of 7,780 square feet has been developed as green belt. While the organic waste generated from the composting machine is being utilized to manure the plantation.
Sharma also informed that SJVN takes pride in promoting renewable energy and have signed MoUs with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for installation of 6,000 LED solar street lights, high mast lights in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. He further said that to enhance the environmental performance of SJVN, the environmental management system, ISO 14001 is being implemented in all operational projects of SJVN.
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