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Gujarat Government wins four national awards for ‘excellence in power sector reforms’, ‘24x7 rural feeder’, ‘IT solutions’ and ‘women engineer’

Gandhinagar, Wednesday: Gujarat Government has won four national awards in the energy sector instituted by the Council of Power Utility for the year 2011, maintaining its awards winning spree in the energy sector for the last ten years.

The government spokespersons, Health Minister Jay Narayan Vyas and Minister of State for Energy Saurabh Patel, here today said the first prestigious award goes to the Gujarat Government and its companies for ‘Excellence in Power Sector Reforms’ for commercial viability, self-reliance, quality and uninterrupted supply in minimum time. There were total 30 competitors in this category.

They said two awards have gone to the Paschim Gujarat Vij Company. The second one is for quality, including 24-hour 3-phase uninterrupted power supply in rural areas under Jyoti Gram Yojna, and ‘Khushi Yojna’ for the farm sector, maintaining supply even during crisis with minimum load-shedding and increasing revenue. There were nine states in the fray in this category.

The third award under ‘Information Technology (IT) Solution’ also goes to the Paschim Gujarat Vij Company for innovative IT and metering application.

The fourth award goes to the Uttar Gujarat Vij Company in the category of ‘Expert Management of Power Distribution by Women’, bagged by Chief Engineer Ms Chhaya Desai.

The spokespersons recalled that Gujarat Government recently won an international award jointly with Apco World Wide for the publicity of Vibrant Gujarat Golbal Investors Summit.

Sources: Gujarat Information Bureau

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