National Energy Conservation Award for Tata Motors
Photo caption: Members of Sindri Chamber of Commerce at Sindri, Dhanbad on Wednesday. Manob Chowdhary
Head: Sindri traders get street lights installed, express concerns over damaged roads
Alt head: Sindri traders concerned over damaged roads
Strap: Officials raise host of issues, including waterlogging in the area, with DMC commissioner
Traders in Sindri, including the shopkeepers of the Saharpura market of the fertiliser town, are happy over the installation of street lights by the Dhanbad Municipal Corporation in the market complex. The traders were, till now, compelled to do business in the dark after sunset due to the lack of light.
However, they are still concerned about the dangerous conditions of the roads, particularly the main road from Mayur Gate to Rodha Bandh in Sindri. The stretch from Mayur Gate to Sindri Police Station has developed a number of potholes, leading to chances of accidents there.
Talking to The Telegraph Online on Wednesday, Sindri Chamber of Commerce secretary Deepak Kumar Dipu said, “We had a meeting with the Dhanbad Municipal Commissioner, Satyendra Kumar on January 8 during his visit to Sindri, during which we raised the issue of darkness in the market. We are happy at the quick response as the installation work of streetlights began in the market from Tuesday itself.”
“We are happy that the entire Saharpura market, which used to plunge into darkness, will now glow with the floodlights,” he said.
The streetlights that were installed by the Chamber of Commerce years ago had become non-functional, he said.
Dipu, who is also the president of the citizens’ organisation Sindri Bachao Morcha, said they expect that Sindri will glow with the streetlights as the commissioner had assured of their installation in the entire town.
He said that previously, the streetlights were put up in haphazard areas and at non-strategic points.
Regarding the conditions of the roads, the general secretary said, “The dangerous state of the main road has compelled several people to take a detour from Rodhaband to Sindri station, to avoid it.”
“I have tweeted to the Dhanbad Deputy Commissioner, Uma Shankar Singh and Chief Minister Hemant Soren over the issue earlier. I plan to raise it again with the Dhanbad Municipal Corporation,” Dipu said.
“The poor quality of the materials used to construct the road had led to its damage in the initial period itself. It got further damaged as heavy vehicles carrying materials of about 40 to 60 tonnes passed continuously through the internal roads of Sindri,” he complained.
The official said that they had raised a host of other problems with the Commissioner, including waterlogging in the Saharpura Bazar area, the lack of enough toilets and the higher rent of shops.
The Jamshedpur plant of Tata Motors has bagged the prestigious National Energy
Conservation Award (NECA) 2020, instituted by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), securing the first prize in the Automotive (Manufacturing) Sector category.
Additionally, second prize and a Merit Award was bagged by the automobile major's Lucknow and Pantnagar plants respectively.
The award ceremony was held virtually on Wednesday in the presence of Raj Kumar Singh, Union minister of state (power, new and renewable energy) and minister of state (skill development and entrepreneurship).
Ajoy Lall, Tata Motors vice-president – Operations (Commercial Vehicle Business Unit) said, “We are extremely delighted to have received this award from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. We have consciously engrained sustainability in every aspect of our business by stretching ourselves to adopt more meaningful ways to reduce our impact on the planet, while still delivering exciting products and sustainable solutions to our customers. We have always been conscious of the need to
conserve energy in our manufacturing plants - which leads to – increased energy efficiency and reduced carbon
emissions, which are further supported by utilization of higher levels renewable energy. These awards reflects
the ongoing efforts of all Tata Motors employees to make our facilities greener and more energy efficient.”
Head of Jamshedpur plant Vishal Badshah said, “At Tata Motors Jamshedpur, we have seamlessly integrated energy conservation and sustainability into our work culture that has enabled our employees to achieve greater levels of energy efficiency. We have achieved significant improvement in our energy performance by maintaining focus on adoption of eco-friendly technologies, improvement in operational efficiency, benchmarking and daily work management. Projects
such as rooftop solar PV, installation of energy efficient devices and low cost automation has enabled us to
improve our specific electrical and thermal energy performances significantly over the past three years, leading to
reduction in our specific carbon footprint too. ”
Recently, Tata Motors also received national awards for excellence in energy management at the CII’s Energy Efficiency Conference and Exposition in August last year.