From Director (HR)'s Desk

Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra

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

Posted On October 02, 2018

“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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