BY TTT NEWS NETWORK
DURGAPUR , 6 DECEMBER 2022
Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) of Sail has been felicitated as the Winner – 1st Place in ‘SUSTAIN AWARDS 2022 IN INDUSTRIAL WATER MANAGEMENT’, in the Best Large Companies category in Ganga region states.
Mr. Brijendra Pratap Singh, Director In-charge ( ISP Burnpur and Durgapur Steel Plant) received the prestigious award at an award presentation ceremony jointly instituted by Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) and GIZ India.
India is known to have played an important role in formulation of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 mirrored on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among all the Goals, SDG-6 in the present context holds significant importance for India in ensuring sustainable sanitation, access to clean water in the country through various programs like water conservation, industrial water management etc. by industrial sectors across India. The recent felicitation program highlighted best practices across industries in the field of Industrial water management in Gangetic regions comprising states of Bihar, Uttarakhand and West Bengal in setting benchmarks towards establishing role models on innovative solutions for water management in industries.
DSP was selected for the award on being subjected to a three tier screening process consisting of submission of application with preliminary information, screening of application and submission of relevant documents for assessment as per assessment parameters, on-site assessment and review of selected application for jury decision.
The jury members were highly impressed with the best practices and facilities prevalent at Durgapur Steel Plant comprising Elaborate Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) at process units for treatment of waste water and further recycling them back into the system with 93 % recycling efficiency; well-equipped five environmental laboratories inside plant premises; using evolving water efficient processes for maximising rainwater harvesting; conducting frequent water audits followed by implementing suggestions and recommendations of the audit reports; developing eleven model villages in periphery areas of Durgapur aimed at improving social quality, free medical health care for people below poverty line and promoting renewable energy through installation of rooftop solar units on major buildings of DSP thereby approximately achieving 7% savings in electrical energy consumption in 2021-22 for water management compared to 2019-20 figures.