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Essel Infraprojects Limited Conferred with the Prestigious Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award

  • Honored for Conversion of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) into power generation for Jabalpur plant

  • 18000 households to be benefitted from 11.5 MW energy generated by processing 219000 tons of Municipal Solid Waste annually in Jabalpur city

  • Company’s contribution towards the Union Government’s Pet Missions like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan & UDAY Yojana


Essel Infraprojects Limited has been bestowed with the prestigious Golden Peacock Eco-Innovative award 2016 for disposing of Municipal Solid Waste & generating 11.5 MW through its waste to energy plant at Jabalpur city. Golden Peacock Awards, established by the Institute of Directors, India in 1991, are regarded as a benchmark of Corporate Excellence worldwide.


The award was presented on Friday, July 8, 2016 at The Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi by Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & Renewable Energy, Government of India to Mr. Harshad Joshi, Business Head – Environment , Essel Infraprojects Limited.


Essel Infraprojects Limited was honored with the prestigious award in the presence of distinguished gathering of business leaders, academics, boardroom professional and policy makers during the 18th World Congress on Environment Management. The awardees were selected by the jury under the chairmanship of Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India.


The award highlights the best in class quality process that Essel Infraprojects have build up at Jabalpur MSW plant to protect and preserve environment.


CEO Ashok Agarwal, Essel Infraprojects Limited, on accepting the award said, “We are pleased to receive the Golden Peacock Award for the second time in succession. Such recognition positions us as a prominent infrastructure player which constantly focuses on innovations and expertise. Essel Infraprojects Limited has ambitious plans and is committed towards building sustainable green smart cities along with expanding its foot-print in the Green Energy field. These projects generate clean, reliable energy from a renewable fuel source, thus reducing dependence ons fossil fuels, the combustion of which is a major contributor to GHG emissions.”


The Jabalpur waste to energy plant is operating at European Standards. It saves 4.4 hectares of land just by processing 2, 19,000 tons of municipal solid waste in Jabalpur city per year & generates 11.5 MW energy which is equivalent to powering 18000 households. Generally 1 ton of Solid Waste emits 2 tons of CO2 and this plant resulted in an overall reduction of 438000 tons annually of CO2 emission for city of Jabalpur.


About Essel Group

The Essel Group is among India’s most prominent business houses with a diverse portfolio of assets in media, packaging, entertainment, technology-enabled services, infrastructure development and education.


The Group started business in 1926 with a modest commodity trading firm. Today, Essel Group of Companies is a vast conglomerate of Media, Technology, Entertainment, Packaging, Infrastructure, Education, Healthy Lifestyle & Wellness, Financial Services and Precious Metals with worldwide operations and a workforce of over 10,000 dedicated employees.


About Essel Infraprojects

Essel Infraprojects Ltd (EIL) is the infrastructure arm of the Essel group, a 90 year old diversified conglomerate led by Dr Subhash Chandra. EIL is one of the fastest growing companies having diversified interests in infrastructure projects with 3 SBUs & 8 business verticals comprising of an order book value of USD 4.7 billion and a national footprint of more than 17 states and across 68 cities.


The Essel group ventured in infrastructure space in 2007 with an entry into the surface transport segment and today has presence in 3 strategic business units that includes Core Infra (Transport and Urban Development), Green Energy & Power Transmission (Solar, Hydro, Wind Energy and Power Transmission) and Smart Utilities (Utility Distribution and Environment). With its varied portfolio of projects and expertise across the infrastructure domain, EIL is India’s first and only Integrated Smart City Developer. The company aims to fulfil the smart city dream of India by creating integrated, inclusive & sustainable cities of tomorrow with green at its core focusing on transforming the quality of life of citizens.


EIL has been widely recognized and awarded by various prestigious industry bodies like Smart City Council of India, World CSR Congress, Golden Peacock Awards and IAMAI etc. for its innovative solutions, use of new technologies and excellence in projects.


About Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat

Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by the Institute of Directors, India in 1991, are now regarded as a benchmark of Corporate Excellence worldwide. Today Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat receives over 1,000 entries per year for various awards, from over 25 countries worldwide. The achievement of the Golden Peacock Award is the most powerful way to build your brand. All sector of our business both in manufacturing and service, whether Public, Private, Government, NGO’s self-accounting Institution, Business Units, are eligible to apply for the award. Individual leadership awards are determined through nomination only, based on complete career profile and achievements.