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Newsline-National | March 2017

Arvind bags award in energy conservation

Arvind Limited, India’s leading fashion and lifestyle conglomerate, bagged the Top Rank Award in energy conservation and efficiency during the National Energy Conservation Awards 2016 organised by The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India. The award ceremony was held at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi on December 14, 2016 (also observed as the National Energy Conservation Day in India).

The Top Rank Award recognises an industrial unit that wins the first prize for three consecutive years, and Arvind is the only textile conglomerate to reach the milestone. Competing against 43 players, Arvind clinched the first position, yet again, by displaying consistent efforts towards energy conservation at its Santej plant in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. As compared to FY2015-16, Arvind was able to further reduce specific consumption in thermal energy by nearly 12 per cent, besides achieving 12 per cent reduction in specific electrical energy consumption. Arvind has also installed 1.30 MW rooftop solar power generation at the Santej plant – the largest of its kind in the Indian textiles industry.

The award was presented by Union Minister of State, with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy in the Government of India, Piyush Goyal to CEO - Lifestyle Fabrics (Shirting, Khaki & Knitwear) at Arvind, Susheel Kaul. On receiving the award, Susheel Kaul said, “At Arvind, improving our plant’s energy efficiency has always been a focus, and we continue to invest in new technologies for sustained energy conservation. This award means a lot to the team at Arvind and we appreciate Government of India’s recognition of our plant as the most energy efficient textile unit in India for the third consecutive year.”

Commenting on the award, Harvinder Rathee, Head Engineering - Lifestyle Fabrics (Shirting, Khaki & Knitwear), said, “We were able to achieve power and thermal savings through various innovations, new technologies, continuous monitoring and all our efforts have paid off.”

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