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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Indira Gandhi Sewa Ratna Award to MD of Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL)

Dehradun, April 10
Managing Director, Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL), GP Patel, has been awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi Sewa Ratna Award 2012 in New Delhi. This award is given by All India Economy Survey Award Council to those meritorious personalities from various fields who have achieved excellent progress in their respective fields. G.P. Patel received this award from Justice IM Quddussi, Justice of Chattisgarh High Court.
It is notable that after Patel took over the charge as Managing Director of UJVNL , it set new records by generating a record 5261.823 million units (MU) of energy against the annual target of 4760.50 MU, which is the highest ever of a year since the establishment of the UJVNL in financial year 2011-12.
Sensing the limitations of hydropower, he showed foresight by laying foundation stone of gas-based power plant at Kashipur in district Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand. This project is a joint venture of UJVNL and GAIL (India) Ltd. Earlier, an MoU was also signed between both regarding establishment of gas-based power plant in Haridwar and Kashipur district of Uttarakhand.

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