Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL), a Schedule ‘A’, ‘Maharatna’ Public Sector Enterprise of Govt. of India, which was incorporated on 23rd Oct 1989 under the Company Act, 1956, has been conferred Global Gold Award by The Green Organization. The recognition was given at the Green World Awards 2023 function held at Miami in the USA recently. Dr. V. K. Singh, Director (Personnel), POWERGRID received the award on behalf of the organization.
The award is a recognition of POWERGRID’s CSR work for improving ‘agriculture productivity and rural livelihood through watershed management, community participation and better crop management practices’ in 10 villages of Jaipatna Block of Kalahandi District in Odisha.
That was a 60-month-farmer-centric project started in late October 2019 with a withdrawal plan to ensure its sustainability. POWERGRID has got involved in a number of CSR programmes for community and environment.
With a well-defined and customized Exit Policy for its CSR projects, POWERGRID gives importance to community participation by way of effective collaboration, capacity building and sustainability aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
PGCIL is India’s largest electric power transmission utility. The company has in-house expertise in transmission sector consultancy (both domestic and international). Indian telecommunications businesses are using its existing transmission assets. PGCIL has also invested in energy efficiency and smart grid.
The Green Organisation was established in 1994 as an international, independent, non-profit, non-political, environment group, dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practices around the world.