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Press Release : Mini-grids led Water Treatment Units can add up to USD 600 million annually to the Indian economy

Press Release : Mini-grids led Water Treatment Units can add up to USD 600 million annually to the Indian economy

 Mini-grids led Water Treatment Units can add up to USD 600 million annually to the Indian economy

~ Less than 50% of the Indian population have access to potable water

~ Waterborne diseases have an impact of approximately USD 600 million per year on the Indian economy

~ WTU not only ensures access to potable water to the rural communities but also enables them to undertake other income-generating activities


27th July, New Delhi: As part of Smart Power India’s on-ground interventions, it became apparent that a large chunk of the rural population lacks proper access to and is consecutively unaware of the importance of potable water. This is an opportunity for Energy Service Company Outsourcing (ESCOs) to play a greater role in educating the masses towards the benefits of purified water and driving customer uptake. In states like UP, Bihar, and Jharkhand, SPI has been working with ESCOs for the past six years to ensure rural communities receive potable water for consumption.


Less than 50% of the Indian population has access to safe drinking water. According to a 2018 report by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) and the ministry of health and family welfare, water contamination claims around 2,400 lives due to waterborne diseases a year, crippling the economy with an estimate of USD 600 million. It is also learned that women in rural parts of India spend up to 700 hours each year fetching drinking water.


Water Treatment Units (WTU) provide an opportunity for better access to potable water to the rural masses, not only by improving the quality of life for people but also by improving health outcomes. Thus, freeing up time to undertake other income-generating activities instead of using that time to procure water. Additionally, WTUs themselves provide a sustained livelihood option as well to the local community.


Jaideep Mukherjee, CEO, Smart Power India, shares, “Health infrastructure is an issue in the remotest corners of the nation. Hence, it becomes even more important to ensure that these communities get access to potable water. Establishing water treatment units not only ensure good health and increased contribution to the economy by the rural community, but it also opens avenues for sustainable livelihood options”


Running WTUs are energy-intensive and require a reliable supply of electricity from the main grid network. Despite the fact that India is 100% electrified, the power supply is often inconsistent – especially in parts of rural India. These are areas where mini-grid developers step in to fill this gap by providing a clean and consistent supply of energy.


Mr.Mukherjee adds, “WTUs that run on electricity from mini-grids are beneficial to mini-grid developers as they prove to be a considerable load on the grid, with an average monthly energy consumption of 14% of the total mini-grid load. WTUs also ensure that mini-grids are being utilized as per their respective potential, ensuring their financial sustainability. Also, WTUs are relatively easy to set up across geographies, and require minimal operational support.”


About Smart Power India (SPI)

SPI, a subsidiary of the Rockefeller Foundation was established in 2015 to develop and scale sustainable models to accelerate electricity access and spur economic development amongst the rural underserved communities. It is committed to create knowledge and accountability in the public domain through robust evidence-based research and provide field and analytical support to the Government, the private sector, implementers, and other donors in their pursuits for rural electricity access.  SPI develops and disseminates relevant knowledge in the rural electricity access and services space with an aim to promote research and innovation and partners with policymakers, practitioners, and academic institutions to come up with actionable insights and innovative strategies. While SPI’s work covers the spectrum of supply and demand-side issues of rural electricity, its focus is the last-mile customer. SPI exchanges knowledge by promoting and facilitating platforms for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaborative research, networking, knowledge-sharing and collaborative research

Press Release - UNDP and FICCI_ Impact of COVID 19 and Industry 4.0 on Future of Work for Women, An Insight from Formal Sector in India

 UNDP India and FICCI are launching a report today at 11:55 AM virtually.

The report is titled The Impact of COVID 19 and Industry 4.0 on Future of Work for Women, An Insight from Formal Sector in India. Soon after the official launch event, we shall be issuing the release on the report. We would be more than happy to set up an interaction with Ms Nadia Rasheed, Deputy Resident Representative at UNDP to discuss the detailed implication of this report with you.

Press Release - Sterlite Copper inaugurated a skill development center in collaboration with Vedanta Foundation and Birla Edutech Ltd at Tuticorin, Tamilnadu for placement linked skill training programme on 15th July,2021


Sterlite Copper inaugurated a skill development centre in collaboration with Vedanta Foundation and Birla Edutech Ltd at Tuticorin, Tamilnadu for placement linked skill training programme on 15th July 2021.

Chennai, 22.07.2021: The centre is supported by the Vedanta Foundation and Birla Edutech Ltd, which have been actively involved in making education and skill development available and accessible to all.

Vedanta Foundation and Birla Edutech exemplify an extraordinary commitment to the community and it is the sense of purpose and focus towards the vision and mission of the group which has brought about the proud moment of initiating this programme. With a strong belief that skill development linked with placement is an important instrument of transformation for any region, city and county as a whole, the programme is aimed at churning out a diversified core of graduates who will be the architects and engineers of a new economy – one that will be anchored in new knowledge.

The major thrust of its projects is focused on making people self-reliant by providing them opportunities related to livelihood and employment.

In the first phase, Sterlite Copper is aiming to provide training to 600 youths, which will later be increased to 1500. They will also be supported in getting appropriate job placements, with the company committing to finding employment for at least 70% of the participants. The training will be provided by the Vedanta Foundation in partnership with Birla Edutech Limited (Training and Placement Partner). Dr Pushpita, the Director of Academics and Special Projects, Birla Edutech/Birla OpenMinds, attended the inauguration ceremony and was briefed about the skill training programme.

To begin with, the centre in Thoothukudi will offer courses focusing on 5 trades, namely, Sewing machine operator, Welding, Electrician, Logistics- Inventory clerk and Food Processing, which have been identified as priority areas via the Skill Gap Assessment Report of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

Each course involves 300-400 hours of training. The set of courses offered will be further expanded based on community requirements. All training will be conducted following strict social distancing protocols and will be a combination of online and offline classes.

Press Release- IceWarp Organizes Webinar for BFSI Sector to Address the Business Challenges

IceWarp Organizes Webinar for BFSI Sector to Address the Business Challenges


~ How BFSI sector can be Future-Ready by leveraging Business Email & Collaboration within the industry ~


Delhi, July 21, 2021: IceWarp, a global leader for developing email communication and collaboration solutions hosted a Webinar addressing the Business Challenges in BFSI Sector on July 15, 2021. The webinar was an initiation to address the challenges and the gaps that exist in the financial services space in terms of communication and collaboration. The webinar witnessed the presence of an eminent panel of experts from across the industry with their thoughtful insights, interpretations, and innovations on the subject matter.


Team collaboration amongst the parties involved is one of the core focus areas for productivity to be in place. However, the operations designed with efficient team-working tools and technologies that enable the same may or may not be up to the mark. 


The speaker of this webinar Riyaz KhanVice President - IceWarp India & Middle East put light on how Team collaboration is one of the core focus areas for productivity to be in place and how strategically designed and efficient team-working tools and technologies can enable the sector to be up to the mark without compromising security.


The Highlights of the Webinar:  


· Role of Business Email & Collaboration Hindering in BFSI Industry

· Cloud Security Solution from IceWarp

· Understanding the Best Communication Channel for the Team

· Leanings on real-time document collaboration

· Quick, Easy & Secured migration with IceWarp


The webinar was attended by Industry Experts, CIOs and CTOs of the Top BFSI Organizations from different regions including 61% from the West, 26% from the South and 13% from the North respectively. During the Webinar, BFSI IT Decision Makers highlighted the top concerns that exist in the whole ecosystem that is- Security, Compliance, and Archive where IceWarp addressed the role of secured business email solutions in this unsure environment and why the new era calls for tools like business email, video conferencing, file sharing, and others.


Commenting on the occasion, Pramod Sharda, CEO, IceWarp,  India & Middle East said “As BFSI sector involves critical data, there is always a fear factor of security breaches such as leakage of sensitive information of the client, customer, and other transaction-specific data through Email spoofing, Email frauds, Ransomware, Phishing Scams, etc. Hence, it is extremely crucial for the sector to rethink its communication strategies and continuously evolve the way they function or operate their working activities to engage or communicate with customers.”


Understanding the role of technology in a changing environment is the need of the hour, the new era calls for tools like Business Email & Collaboration, File Sharing, Video Conferencing, and others. Data Privacy and Security is another crucial element with the security aspect of the stored data as various organizations are required to maintain a huge database and also compliances to be followed through.


About IceWarp:


IceWarp is a global leader in developing email communication and collaboration solutions. Headquartered in Prague, IceWarp has been operating globally since 2001. IceWarp entirely changes the concept of how teams share information online and optimize business processes through its streamlined & seamless team collaboration solutions, by providing an ultimate all-in-one collaboration platform and a whole new family of apps with real-time collaboration tools, easy sharing options, integration of various virtual office functions right at user’s fingertips by integrating everything they need under a single login - Email, TeamChat, and Storage.


IceWarp offers its users ease of use, security, and efficiency through its complete solution for all their office work in a single window, without needing any third-party applications. IceWarp aims at continuous and comprehensive innovation considering current trends and requirements of more than 50 million paid users and 50,000 customers worldwide. IceWarp is currently present across 50 countries and has already acquired more than 900+ customers in India within a span of 5 years.


Currently, IceWarp is the only alternative to MS Exchange, Office 365, and GSuite.  

For more details - https://www.icewarp.co.in/

Press Release - Vikram Solar becomes India’s largest module manufacturer with upto 2.5 GWcapacity; Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu inaugurates 1.3 GW module facility in Chennai


Vikram Solar becomes India’s largest module manufacturer with up to 2.5 GWcapacity; Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu inaugurates 1.3 GW module facility in Chennai

·         The first largest solar manufacturing unit in the state of Tamil Nadu;

·         Capable of handling module wattage up to 640 watts

·         ~1,000 jobs estimated to be created in the current first phase

Chennai, 20th July 2021:Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and comprehensive EPC solutions & rooftop solar providers announced a new solar photovoltaic (PV)module manufacturing facility located at IndoSpace Industrial Park, Oragadam, Tamil Naduinaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr M.K.Stalin. The new manufacturing facility has a 1.3 GW module manufacturing capacity annuallyWith this unit, Vikram Solar’s cumulative PV module manufacturing capacity reaches 2.5GW, which is currently the largest in India. It is aligned to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of making India self-reliant in solar manufacturing.

Key Highlights

-          Dedicated to the people of the state of Tamil Nadu

-          Equipped with high-tech automation and is compliant with industry 4.0 standards

-          Forward compatibility with upcoming technologies such as M12 cell modules, high-efficiency bi-facial & smart modules

-          0.13 million square ft. production area

-          Proximity to the sea-port will enable faster and cost-effective transportation

Speaking on the occasion Mr Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director, Vikram Solar, said, “We believe that the exponential demand surge for solar energy coupled with a clarion call globally to diversify trade markets and supply chain presents a huge opportunity for indigenous solar manufacturing. Vikram Solar is committed to enable India’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision and accelerate the clean energy transition. We believe, our new facility further strengthens not just Vikram Solar but the Nation’s solar manufacturing prowess and ecosystem. Apart from bridging the demand-supply gap for modules, our state-of-the-art facility will propel technological innovation, job creation and aid India’srenewable energy targets.”

Adding further, he said, “This is an extension of our endeavour to provide high quality, reliable, technologically superior products and timely delivery to our customers. It will further contribute as an R&D platform for next-gen module technology. We have extensively leveraged digitization to ensure reliable and efficient manufacturing operations. We thank the Tamil Nadu government for their continued support and conducive environment to enable ease of doing business within the state.”

The state-of-the-art machinery deployed at the factory and the convergence of digitization with manufacturing will recast the global manufacturing landscape and give Vikram Solar the competitive edge. We have implemented a digital production display board, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled inspection for zero-defect amongst various such emerging technologies. The digitization initiatives have further enabled seamless processes like lean manufacturing, reducing and controlling wastages.

Vikram Solar’s manufacturing footprint consists of a 1.2 GW facility in Falta, West Bengal and a new facility of 1.3 GW in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The company has shipped over 3.5 GW PV modules globally. 

Press release - Dr.Mohan's celebrates 100 years of Insulin Discovery




̴̴̴Honours veterans who have lived healthy lives with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) for over 60 years̴


Chennai, July 17, 2021: On the occasion of 100 years of Insulin discovery, Dr Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre, one of the largest Healthcare groups in Asia devoted to the treatment of diabetes and its complications, today announced the first edition of ‘Victory over Diabetes Awards’. It’s a first of its kind award instituted in India.


The announcement was made at a virtual gathering in the presence of Dr Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble  Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region & Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office, Government of India. Dr Singh lauded Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre’s unwavering endeavour over the past three decades towards diabetes treatment and care.


Speaking on the occasion, Dr V. Mohan, Founder Chairman & Consultant Diabetologist, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre said, “Despite the pandemic, 2021 is a year to celebrate it marks the centenary of one of the most important breakthroughs in the history of medicine - the discovery of insulin in 1921 at the University of Toronto, Canada. Prior to this landmark discovery, children with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) lived only for a few months. Survival beyond 2-3 years with T1D was virtually unheard of at that time. Insulin changed all that dramatically and individuals with T1D started living healthily for several decades. In the West, even 80 - 90 year survival of individuals with T1D has been documented. Unfortunately, in India, the long term survival of T1D individuals has not been documented to date. So as a befitting tribute to 100 years of insulin discovery, we decided to make a start towards identifying such individuals in our country who have lived healthily with T1D for over 60 years, and rewarding them for their health discipline and perseverance.”


This year Mr.K.Krishnaswami, Chennai; Ms Mina Fernandes, Mumbai; Mr SRV Prasanna, Coimbatore; Ms Usha Dhiman, Delhi; Mr Rajiv Kaicker, Delhi; and Mr Rakesh, Gurgaon were presented with the ‘Dr. V. Mohan Victory over Diabetes Medal’ by Dr Jitendra Singh for leading healthy lives with T1D for over 60 years.


Mr LakshminarayanaVarimadugu, (Certified digital accessibility tester), who is blind since birth and later developed T1D in adolescence was presented with the ‘Type 1 Diabetes Hero Award’. He continues to be a motivation for children with T1D.


Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre also honoured several T1D Foundations started by people with T1D with the ‘T1D Ambassador Award’ for their role in providing support to that withT1D.


“It’s sad that even after 100 years of insulin discovery, lives of children with T1D are still being lost. Insulin should be made a fundamental right of all human beings. If this happens (and I do hope that it happens soon), it would be the best way for us to celebrate the epoch-making discovery in the summer of 1921. And we hope to present more ‘Victory over Diabetes Awards’ from next year onwards,” added Dr. R.M. Anjana, Managing Director of Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre.