From Director (HR)'s Desk

Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra

“Let's join hands and make Swachhta movement sustainable in the long run”


Posted On 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

“So long as you do not take the broom and the bucket in your hands, you cannot make your towns and cities clean”, said Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation. He insisted on making cleanliness and sanitation an integral part of one's way of living.

“So long as you do not take the broom and the bucket in your hands, you cannot make your towns and cities clean”, said Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation. He insisted on making cleanliness and sanitation an integral part of one's way of living. His dream of total sanitation underpins Swachhta Hi Seva - 2018 campaign that was observed across IndianOil, starting from 15th September and concluding today on 2nd October, as we celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma.

I am pleased to share that during the campaign, the IndianOil family undertook Swachhta activities with great commitment, personal involvement and enthusiasm. The response from our stakeholders all over the country has been extremely encouraging. Our crusade against insanitation went on with renewed energy with IOCians organising shramdaan drives at public places including beaches, railway stations, schools, parks, villages, etc.

While holding cleanliness drives and spreading awareness on Swachhta have been a significant part of IndianOil's activities on ground, the Corporation has been relentlessly working towards propelling sustainability initiatives in its business operations. It remains our sustained endeavour to reduce the nature footprint of our operations. Having integrated renewables into our portfolio of energy offerings, we have converted 34% of our total retail network on solar energy.

To convert waste to wealth, IndianOil has installed 25 organic waste convertor/biogas plants to treat kitchen/ organic waste and generate biogas/manure. Having invested over Rs.16,000 crore in refining operations to produce cleaner auto fuels, IndianOil has already offered highly superior and clean BS-VI compliant auto fuel in Delhi/NCR since April 2018, and is gearing up to supply the same across India by April 2020.

To realise the vision of a clean & green India, every family needs access to sanitation facilities, including availability of clean toilets, solid and liquid waste disposal systems and safe drinking water supply for all. Let's therefore join hands and explore ways to make this movement sustainable in the long run. Let us rededicate ourselves to spread the message of Swachhta and inspire everyone to maintain cleanliness in our cities, towns & villages.

On this occasion, I heartily congratulate each & every citizen of India who has contributed to the success of this campaign and urge you all to continue your focussed efforts in making Swachh Bharat a reality in the days to come.

 

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“The path towards harnessing sustainable energy sources for a reliable supply is long & sometimes challenging. As a country, we are taking small but firm steps from a fossil-based economy to one based on renewables”


Posted On 9/30/2018 1:00:00 AM

Human efforts to harness wind for energy date back to the ancient times, when we used sails to propel boats and ships. The sun is the ultimate source of almost every form of energy on the surface of the earth.

Human efforts to harness wind for energy date back to the ancient times, when we used sails to propel boats and ships. The sun is the ultimate source of almost every form of energy on the surface of the earth. The path towards harnessing sustainable energy sources for a reliable supply is long & sometimes challenging. As a country, we are taking small but firm steps from a fossil-based economy to one based on renewables viz. solar, wind, bio-fuels, hydrogen, etc.

Reducing dependence on imported fuel is the need of the hour!

IndianOil is integrating renewables into the existing energy chain to achieve this goal. We are extensively tapping solar energy by utilising rooftops and vacant space at our establishments/fuel stations. Our wind energy foray is supplementing the nation’s growing energy requirements. Our bio-energy initiatives are creating a productive end-use for bio-waste.

Cumulatively, we have commissioned 208 megawatt of renewable power, out of which 168 megawatt is wind power and 40 megawatt is solar power. Additionally, more than 11,500 of our fuel stations that is 34% of our total retail network runs on solar energy, with installed capacity of 45 megawatt. We have a strong focus towards country’s energy transition and have plans in place to increase our renewable energy capacity to 260 MW by 2020.

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“Large scale use of waste-to-energy plants will go a long way in bringing ‘Swachhta’ to people across India!”


Posted On 9/30/2018 12:00:00 AM

As a responsible corporate committed to pruning our environmental footprint, we believe that the waste generated at our establishments can be converted wealth!

IndianOil has installed 25 organic waste convertor/biogas plants at various establishments to treat kitchen/ organic waste and generate biogas/manure. Biogas generated is used for cooking and the slurry is used as manure for the gardens.

As a responsible corporate committed to pruning our environmental footprint, we believe that the waste generated at our establishments can be converted wealth!

IndianOil has installed 25 organic waste convertor/biogas plants at various establishments to treat kitchen/ organic waste and generate biogas/manure. Biogas generated is used for cooking and the slurry is used as manure for the gardens. Utilising our in-house bio-methanation technology (developed by IndianOil’s R&D Centre), which produces more than 80% methane in biogas (as compared to 55-60% in other plants), we have installed a bio-methanation plant at our Digboi Refinery and a few more are coming up at different locations.

We have also put up three bio-methanation plants in Varanasi (5 tonnes/day each), which use municipal organic waste of the city to produce biogas, which is used as fuel in gensets to produce electricity for local street lights. It felt good to hear our Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi speak about these waste-to-energy plants located at Pahadia Mandi, Bhavania Pokhri and ISD Hospital during his address in Varanasi on September 18, 2018. Large scale use of such plants to convert waste to energy/manure will go a long way in bringing ‘Swachhta’ to people across India!

 

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