REC-funded solar power plant being set up at IIM Tiruchirapalli

New Delhi (NVI): The REC Foundation, the CSR arm of REC Limited, has funded the setting up of a 2 MW solar power plant at IIM Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu.

The power plant was inaugurated via video conference by REC Ltd’s Chairman and Managing Director S K Gupta, who was the Chief Guest at the event, in the presence of Ajoy Choudhury, Director (Finance) of the REC Limited, Dr. S N Srinivas, CEO of the REC Foundation and Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director of IIM Tiruchirapalli.

The plant will provide electrification to the IIM Tiruchirapalli campus through clean and sustainable means.

The project is a part of REC’s focus and commitment to promoting environment sustainability through renewable energy projects and contributing to a greener and cleaner India

Earlier last month, CSR projects undertaken by REC Ltd. (Formerly Rural Electrification Corporation) worth Rs 1.64 crore were dedicated in Koilwar in Bhojpur District of Bihar by Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh.

The projects involve 14 schemes, which include 8 schemes for construction of P.C.C. roads, 3 schemes for installation of LED/ Solar and high mast lights, Construction of 3 community halls.

The objective of the projects is to improve and provide basic infrastructure & developmental facilities in the villages of Koilwar block in Bhojpur district.

CSR projects undertaken by REC Ltd, worth Rs 6.99 crore, were also inaugurated in Barhara in Bhojpur District of Bihar by the Union Minister for Power & New and Renewable Energy.

The projects involve a total of 77 schemes, which include 36 schemes for construction of P.C.C. roads, 23 schemes for installation of LED/ Solar and high mast lights, construction of 3 Chat Ghaat, construction of 3 community hall & sub health centres and installation of 12 arsenic removal plant.

In Arrah in Bhojpur district of Bihar, Singh has also inaugurated CSR projects undertaken by REC Ltd worth Rs 2.34 crore.

The projects involve a total of 28 schemes, which included 13 schemes for P.C.C. Construction of roads, 11 schemes for installation of LED/ Solar and high mast lights, 4 other schemes for general public viz. construction of boundary wall in Gaushala, construction of shed in Mahavir temple, renovation of Arrah’s fish market and construction of new class rooms and boundary wall in Mohanpur Primary School.

REC, a Navratna company under the Ministry of Power, came into being in 1969 to articulate a response to the pressing exigencies of the nation.

It is poised to help build a sound infrastructure to provide affordable, accessible and sustainable power.