New Delhi: Hindustan Zinc has won the INDIA TODAY SAFAIGIRI AWARD 2017 under the category of Best Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model for our project – Sewage Treatment Plant(STP), built in Udaipur. The award was presented by Hon’ble Vice President of India – Mr. Venkaiah Naidu and Founder & Editor-in-Chief of India Today – Mr. Aroon Purie, in a glittering ceremony held in New Delhi on 2nd October 2017.
The jury of the award were Mr. Shashi Tharoor – MP & Author, Mr. Aroon Purie – Chairman-India Today, Mr. Shubhagato Dasgupta – Senior Fellow-Centre for Policy Research, Ms. Shilpa Shetty – renowned Actress, Mr. Vinayak Chatetrjee – Co-founder-Feedback Infra Private Limited, Mr. TV Mohandas Pai – Chairman-Manipal Global Education and Ms. Neerja Birla – Founder and Chairperson-Aditya Birla Education Trust.
On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, Pavan Kaushik presented the insight on the STP project to the audience which was very well received and the audience understood this project as a model to be replicated by the industries that need water for their operations. He spoke about how the project STP is cleaning lakes and rivers, replacing fresh water with treated water and how this has impacted the overall environment of Udaipur. Ultimately, water saved is water produced he said.
Hon’ble Vice President also spoke about sustainable models for cleanliness. Hon’ble Prime Minister also sent a message that was read-out during the conference.
On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, the award was received by Mr. Pavan Kaushik, Mr.T.R. Gupta and Ms.Devika Gupta.