World Environment Day celebrated in VSP    05-Jun-2017     View PDF

Sri NV Bhaskar Rao, Joint Chief Environmental Engineer , Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board was all praise for RINL for extensive green cover in and around the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and lauded the pollution control measures and environment protection initiatives being implemented by the management and sustaining it for many years. He was the guest of the honour at the “World Environment Day” celebrations organized by VSP today in Ukkunagaram. The theme for this year is “Connecting people to Nature”. Speaking on the occasion, Sri Bhaskar Rao said that VSP revived the greenery lost during Hud Hud in a systematic manner and the collective efforts of RINL helped reduced the pollution and preserved the environment. He said that health of the employees and the people particularly were taken care by implementing several environment protection measures. Presently, people are moving towards solar/wind energy to protect the environment and arrest the pollution, he added. Sri P Madhusudan, CMD, RINL highlighted the importance of preserving the nature for the survival of the mankind and RINL is playing a vital role in that direction right from the beginning. Increase of population impact the environment and stressed the need to understand the affect of the nature, unless corrective measures are taken to contain pollution. RINL has been implementing various environment protection initiatives and considered as one of the best eco-friendly steel industry in the country. He said that RINL is one of the best industry to reuse, recycle the wastes to generate wealth. Later, Sri Madhusudan distributed “Green Awards” to the employees for their outstanding contribution for preserving the environment in the plant. Sri P C Mohapatra, Director (Projects), Sri P Raychaudhury, Director (Commercial), Sri KC Das, Director (Personnel), Sri KV Ramana Rao, ED(Works) I/c distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions organized to mark the occasion. Sri P Balachandar Rao, GM (En MD) and his team members participated in the function. A mime show by the employees highlighting the conservation of water was appreciated by one and all. Environment Management Department organised various competitions on the occasion for the employees, house wives, school children etc. for spreading better environment. Representatives of Steel Executive Association, unions, senior officials and large number of employees participated.