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Exchange of letter of intention between IOCL-R&D’s Chief General Manager Mr. TSR Gopalarao and Dhananjaya Krishna Das IFRF’s Vice Chairman-North India in the presence of Mr. Vipul Goel Minister of Industries and Commerce, Industrial Training and Environment (Haryana Government)
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), the largest commercial enterprise in the country, ranked 1st in Fortune India 500 list for the year 2016 and 168th in Fortune's ‘Global 500’ list of world's largest companies in the year 2017, joined hands with ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, Haryana (IFRF, Haryana chapter).
A multi-party agreement came into force through Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)-R&D, Ecogreen Energy, Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) & ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, Haryana chapter (IFRF, Haryana). All Parties have embarked on an ambitious project of cleaning Faridabad city, an important satellite town/district of National Capital Region (NCR) adjoining Delhi. Under the #CLEANCITYFARIDABAD, the household waste and scrap will be doorstep-collected, from which organic kitchen waste will be segregated and supplied to the Methanations Biogas Plant, thereby converting it into biogas and manure which will be used for the betterment of the city.
M/s. Ecogreen Energy Private Limited, entrusted with the task of collecting city waste in Faridabad by MCF will carry out the heavy task of supplying the segregated organic kitchen waste to the stated biogas plant and will also transport the biogas generated from the said plant to IFRF’s Faridabad kitchen. The Biomethanation Unit will produce enough biogas on daily basis for cooking and CNG for the foundation's fleet of vehicles used in delivering midday meals to the schools.
ISKCON Food Relief Foundation, Haryana currently provides meals to Government Primary & Upper Primary Schools and is operational in four districts of Haryana- Gurugram, Palwal, Faridabad and Kurukshetra. Its reach is 2,000 schools and over 250,000 school children every day. Under the brand name "Annamrita", IFRF feeds 1.2 million school children in various states of India.
On 23rd April, in the presence of Mr. Vipul Goel Minister of Industries & Environment (Government of Haryana), a “Letter of Intent” was signed and exchanged between IFRF Vice Chairman-North India, Dhananjaya Krishna Das and Mr. TSR Gopalarao, IOCL's R&D’s Chief General Manager. The Mayor of Faridabad, senior officials from MCF, Ecogreen Energy and HUDA were among the distinguished attendees of the event along with the senior officials and scientists from IOCL.