1,000 MW of the 5,193 MW output currently comes from solar energy, says CMD Rakesh Kumar

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation of India Ltd ( NLCIL) has stepped up its power generation capacity from 3,240 MW to 5,193 MW including 1,000 MW of renewable energy in the last five years, Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLCIL, said on Thursday.

Mr. Rakesh Kumar, who hoisted the Tricolour at the Bharathi Stadium to mark the 73rd Independence Day, said it was a matter of pride that, in the process, NLCIL had very recently crossed a major milestone of 1,000 MW capacity in solar energy generation.

The company is moving towards its target to achieve 4,251 MW of renewable energy by 2025, as per the corporate plan which is in line with the spirit of National Solar Mission and green initiatives of Government of India, the CMD said.

The NLCIL chief also recalled the selfless sacrifices made by freedom fighters and other unsung heroes who were the force behind the freedom struggle.

Earlier, he garlanded a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Township Administration Office, inspected the ceremonial parade and accepted the guard of honour presented by the Rifle, Commando and Fire Service units of Central Industrial Security Force, NLCIL’s Security Force, Home Guards, NCC volunteers and students of Neyveli schools and colleges.

R. Vikraman, Director (Human Resource), announced gifts worth ₹15 lakh for the students, who performed in the Independence Day cultural programmes.

N.N.M Rao, Director (Planning & Projects), Prabhakar Chowki, Director (Mines) Shaji John, Director (Power), functional directors, NLCIL’s senior officials, executives, supervisors, employees, workers representatives of unions and associations and the residents of Neyveli attended the celebrations.

To mark the occasion, the senior-most employee of NLCIL S. Vaijayanthi Mala Spl. Gr. A, attendant of MMC, along with her husband S. Selvaraj was honoured by the CMD, Rakesh Kumar and his wife Kanchan Rakesh Kumar.

Tricycles were presented to S. Siva Balan and C. Vijay Kumar, differently-abled persons from the Ceylon refugees colony.

The long service awards, loyal service awards and special awards to students who excelled in sports were presented by the CMD and functional directors.

Members of the Neyveli Ladies Club distributed fruits to the in-patients of the NLCIL General Hospital.

News Source: The Hindu