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Arvind bags National Energy Conservation Award for textile
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Dec '14
Arvind Limited, a leading integrated textile and branded apparel firm, has bagged the first prize in the textile sector in the National Energy Conservation Award 2014, organised by the Ministry of Power, Government of India.

Out of 70 textile players contesting for this award, Arvind bagged the first prize due to major energy savings achieved on account of various initiatives, on the National Energy Conservation Day celebrated on December 14, 2014.

According to reports, Arvind bagged the award on the back of nearly 22 per cent reduction in specific consumption in thermal energy and 18 per cent reduction in power usage from last financial year.

The company achieved power savings through energy efficient air compressors, unity power factor, reduction in specific consumption in humidification plant, energy efficient boilers and power savings in lights using LEDs and magnetic amplifiers. Modifications were done in pumps and motors for optimum and high efficiency running along with utilization of day light in the plant.

The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year in India on 14th of December. The Ministry of Power awards companies from different industry groups for creating benchmarks in energy conservation. These include industrial units, buildings, hotels, railway zones, state designated agencies, manufacturers of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) star labelled appliances/equipment.

BEE evaluates the data and shortlists companies. These shortlisted organisations are audited by Ministry of Power, Government of India. Based on their recommendations, the energy conservation award winner is decided.

Arvind Limited is a textile manufacturer and flagship company of the Lalbhai Group. Its headquarters is in Ahmedabad. Its brands include Flying Machine, Newport and Excalibur and licensed international brands like Arrow, Lee, Wrangler and Tommy Hilfiger. (GK)

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