World Environment Day celebrated at Vizag Steel    05-Jun-2018     View PDF


World Environment Day was celebrated  in  a big way at Vizag Steel. The month long events organised by Environment Management Department of Vizag Steel, culminated with a grand function held at TTI auditorium of the Steel Plant on 5th June,2018. Sri Prabir Raychaudhury, CMD,RINL-VSP was the chief guest.  Sri NV BHASKAR RAO, Joint Chief Environmental Engineer, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board was the Guest of Honor. Speaking on the occasion Sri NV Bhaskar Rao stressed the need to restrict use of plastics to conserve environment for a better life. Big industries like Vizag Steel Plant  should take the lead and pioneer  this campaign of controlling plastic pollution. He complimented RINL for taking extensive pollution control measures and sustaining a green and clean environment in and around the plant and township. He said that the Govt of AP and AP Pollution Control Board started a campaign in a big way to contain plastic pollution in the society for a clean environment. He called upon the people to reject use of plastics in their daily life. Sri P Raychaudhury spoke at length  about the commitment of Vizag Steel  towards environment and said that RINL has been attaching high importance to maintain the eco-system clean and green right from the beginning. RINL, in this direction, has introduced new technologies for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, waste management projects etc, and invested huge amounts on environment protection measures in expansion and modernization, he added. He called upon the employees to evolve RINL as a model “Clean & Green Plant” in the country. Sri PC Mohapatra, Director (Projects), Sri VV Venugopal Rao, Director (Finance), Sri PK Rath, Director, (Operations), Sri P  Balachandra Rao, GM (EnMD), Senior officials, representatives of SEA, union leaders and a large number of school children participated. The dignitaries distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions held  in connection with the  World Environment Day. Green Awards were also bestowed on 102 employees who had contributed for the betterment of environment.  The World Environment Day celebrations saw the involvement of more than 1000 people from Ukkunagaram and surrounding areas. Sri OR Ramani, ED(Works) I/c  welcomed  the gathering and brought out the importance of waste management in the  steel industry, particularly in VSP.