Achievements of the last 48 Months for the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises
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Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) is entrusted with following area of work:
- Automotive Sector including Tractors and Earth moving Equipment
- Heavy Engineering Equipment & Machine Tools Industry
- Heavy Electrical Engineering Industry
- DHI administers 31 Central Public Sector Enterprises
- DHI has 5 Autonomous bodies :
Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI),
Fluid Control Research Institute(FCRI),
NATRiP Implementation Society (NATIS),
National Automotive Board (NAB).
Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMT)
A LOT OF CHANGES HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN THIS FOUR YEARS.
- AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR
- FAME INDIA Scheme
Department of Heavy Industry formulated a scheme namely FAME – India [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India] to promote hybrid/electric technology in transportation so as to reduce dependency in fossil fuel. The overall scheme has been proposed to be implemented over a period of 6 years, till 2020, wherein it is intended to support the hybrid / electric vehicles market development and its manufacturing eco-system to achieve self-sustenance at the end of the stipulated period. Government is committed to instill confidence in the industry and allow them to plan requisite investments and create needed capacities. This shall also enable the scheme to align with “Make in India” initiative of the Government. At present, the Phase-1 of the scheme is under implementation, which was originally for a period of 2 years commencing from 1st April 2015 i.e. FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17, and has since been extended from time to time with the last extension approved upto 30th September 2018.
The scheme has four focus areas i.e. Technology Development, Demand Creation, Pilot Project and Charging Infrastructure.
Market creation through demand incentives is aimed at incentivising all vehicle segments i.e. 2-Wheelers, 3-Wheelers Auto, Passenger 4-Wheeler vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles and Buses. The scheme, however, lays greater emphasis on providing affordable and environmentally friendly public and private transportation/vehicular mobility for the masses. The demand incentive is available to buyers (end users/consumers) in the form of an upfront reduced purchase price to enable wider adoption. The demand incentive amount has been determined for each category (vehicle – technology – battery type) taking into account the principles of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Pay-back Period on account of fuel savings, cost of maintenance etc.
Specific projects under Pilot Projects, R&D / Technology Development and Public Charging Infrastructure components are approved by the Project Implementation & Sanctioning Committee (PISC), under the chairmanship of Secretary (Heavy Industry), for extending grant under the different focus areas of the scheme.
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Achievements / Progress during Phase-I of FAME INDIA Scheme
- Continuous increase in Registered OEMs and vehicle model which are registered under FAME India Scheme
Over the period of time, it has been observed that there has been continuous increase of registration of OEMs and their models. At present, 80 models of 22 OEMs are registered under FAME India Scheme for availing demand incentive, as per details given at ANNEXURE-A.
- Enhanced Sales of xEV Vehicles
Since inception of the scheme & till 31st March 2018, the Government has given financial support (demand incentive) to about 1,86,431 electric/hybrid [ANNEXURE-B] vehicles amounting to Rs. 256.93 Crore (approx).
- Projects approved by DHI under FAME India Scheme (Pilot Projects, Charging infrastructure and Technology Development
As per the scheme, specific projects / proposals received under the different focus areas namely Technology Development (R&D); Pilot Projects; Charging Infrastructure are funded by the Government. A statement of such projects approved / sanctioned under the scheme by the Government is given in ANNEXURE-C.
- Status of Fund Allocation and Utilization
|Financial Year||Fund Allocation||Fund Utilization|
|2015-16||Rs. 75.00 Crore||Rs. 75.00 Crore|
|2016-17||Rs. 144.00 Crore||Rs. 144.00 Crore|
|2017-18||Rs. 165.00 Crore
|Rs. 165.00 Crore
|TOTAL||Rs. 383.00 Crore||Rs. 383.00 Crore|
Details of fund allotment & utilisation under this Scheme is summarised at ANNEXURE-D
- Year wise Achievements:
|During 2015-16, there was budget allocation of Rs.75 cr. for the FAME-India Scheme. The allocated funds were fully utilized. In this year about 5000 vehicles were supported. State of the art Electric Vehicle testing centre was also set up at ARAI Pune.
During 2016-17, there was budget allocation of Rs.122.90 cr. As against this, as per revised Budget, DHI spend Rs. 144 Crore. In this year about 90000 vehicles were supported. In addition, DHI has sanctioned 25 Electric Buses to the state of Himachal Pradesh for operation in Manali Rohtang route. Some R&D projects to AMU Aligarh and IIT Madras and NFTDC Hyderabad were also sanctioned.
Scheme was extended further upto 31st March 2018 with a slight change that support of mild Hybrid vehicles were withdrawn.
During 2017-18, there was budget allocation of Rs.175 cr. As against this, as per revised Budget, DHI spend Rs. 165 Crore. In this year about 43000 vehicles were supported. In addition, DHI has some R&D projects to under Technology Platform for Electric Mobility worth 40 Crores. During this year DHI has invited an expression of interest. As a outcome of this EOI, DHI sanctioned 480 buses to different 9 cities with total financial involvement of about 385 Crores.
DHI has had extensive consultation with different stakeholders including different stakeholder ministries and finalised the Concept Note for Phase II of FAME India scheme. In mean time, Phase I of the scheme were further extended till 30th Sept 2018.
- Suitable amendments made in the Scheme during Phase-I of FAME-India Scheme
The scope of the scheme has been modified from time to time inter alia with aim of giving a boost to e-mobility in public transport.
- The scheme for Electric and Hybrid 2W and 3W of all types was made applicable for their sale anywhere in India vide Notification S.O. 2696(E) dated 30/09/2015.
- The scheme for 3W (Category L5) was further extended for Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Variant vide Notification S.O. 4175(E) dated 23/12/2016.
- The Phase-I of the Scheme was further extended for a period of 6 months i.e. upto 30/09/2017 and “Mild Hybrid” technology was excluded from benefits under FAME-India Scheme w.e.f. 01/04/2017 vide Notification S.O. 1055(E) dated 30/03/2017.
- Electric 3W (with maximum speed not exceeding 25 km/hr) has also been included for availing incentive under the scheme Vide Notification S.O. 2199(E) dated 04/07/2017.
- L5 category has been included in the Retro-fitment category vide Notification S.O. 2198(E) dated 12/07/2017.
- The Phase-I of the Scheme was further extended for a period of 6 months beyond 30/09/2017 i.e. upto 31st March, 2018 vide Notification S.O. 3013(E) dated 12/09/2017.
- Fully Electric Bus has also been included for demand incentive under the Scheme Vide Notification S.O. 3012(E) dated 12/09/2017
- Expression of Interest issued for public & shared transport based on electric power train:
To give a fresh thrust to e-mobility in public transport, Department of Heavy Industry had announced the launch of public & shared mobility based on electric powertrain on 31st October 2017, through a system of Expression of Interest (EoI), offering demand incentives in combinations of electric buses, electric 4-wheeler passenger cars and electric 3-wheelers to million plus cities & special category states. This EoI has received tremendous response, whereby the Department received 47 proposals from 44 cities across 21 states having requirement of 3144 E-buses, 2430 E-Four Wheeler Taxies and 21545 E-Three Wheeler Autos.
After evaluation of these proposals, eleven (11) cities were selected for funding under the present Expression of Interest as the pilot project. Selected cities were required to finalize the tendering process & issue supply order before 28th February 2018. Out of the selected eleven (11) cities, nine (9) cities have finalised their tendering process and issued letter of award to the selected bidder.
Further examination of these proposals for release of grant in this matter is underway in the Department of Heavy Industry.
- NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE TESTING AND R&D INFRA-STRUCTURE PROJECT (NATRIP):
The National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP) envisaged setting up of world class automotive testing and homologation facilities in India with a total investment of Rs. 2288.06 Cr. by 31st Dec, 2014. However due to various reasons project came to a standstill resulting time and cost overruns, court cases on contractual issues and other critical issues. With efforts of the Department and NATRiP during the last four years, most of the critical issues have been resolved. The NATRiP project was brought on track and CCEA had approved the 2nd Revised Cost Estimate (RCE-II) with total cost of Rs. 3727.30 Crore with revised timeline up to June-2019, total cost of the work completed till date is Rs. 2691.98 Crore. NATRiP has completed the following facilities at different centers during the last four years-
- Passive Safety Lab comprising of crash core facility and crash instrumentations including dummies at ICAT-Manesar & ARAI-Pune.
- Powertrain Lab comprising of vehicle test cell (VTC), Engine test cell (ETC), Climatic vehicle test cell and Shield Housing Evaporative Determination (SHED) facilities at ICAT-Manesar.
- Powertrain Lab comprising of vehicle test cell (VTC), Mileage Accumulation Chassis Dynamometer, Climatic vehicle test cell and Shield Housing Evaporative Determination (SHED) facilities at ARAI-Pune.
- Powertrain Lab comprising of vehicle test cell (VTC) at NATRAX-Indore.
- EMC lab comprising of Vehicle Semi Anechoic chamber(VSAC) including dynamometer, Component Semi Anechoic chamber(CSAC) and instrumentation at ICAT-Manesar.
- Fatigue & Certification lab comprising of 4 poster, X-poster, Multi axial simulation table (MAST), Universal test benches(UTB) at ICAT- Manesar, Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC)-Chennai and ARAI-Pune.
- Test tracks comprising of Oval track, Hill track, Steering Pad, External noise track and Braking Surface track at GARC-Chennai.
- Other test tracks comprising of Dynamic platform, Straight Braking track, Test Hill track, Accelerated Fatigue track, Gravel and off road, Dry Handling circuit, Comfort track, Handling track for 2/3 wheeler, Sustainability Track, Wet skid pad, External noise track, General road, Approach road at NATRAX-Indore.
- Infotronics lab comprising Measurement calibration & diagnostic tools, Hardware in Loop system, Rapid prototyping system and plant modelling at ICAT and GARC.
- Head Restraints, Interior Fittings, Resistance of the Seats for Buses, Coupling Devices, Impact Test Bench Pendulums, Tilt Test Platform, Side Door Strength Rig etc. under certification lab at ICAT-Manesar and GARC-Chennai.
- Computer aided design and computer aided engineering lab at ICAT, GARC and NATRAX
- Vehicle dynamics lab comprising of kinematic & compliance rig & elastomer rig at NATRAX-Indore
- Welding lab, Auto electric lab, Gasoline lab, Diagnostic & repair lab under Mechanics training Institute at NIAIMT-Silchar.
It may also be noted that in addition to ARAI & ICAT, GARC has also been notified as one of the accredited Type Approval and Homologation test agencies in India under the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.
- HEAVY ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT & MACHINE TOOLS INDUSTRY
- National Policy On Capital Goods:
A first time policy framed for this Sector was launched in 2016, with the vision to increase the share of capital goods contribution from present 12 % to 20% of total manufacturing activity by the year 2025. The policy aims to increase the production of capital goods from ~Rs. 230,000 Cr in 2014-15 to Rs.750,000 Cr in 2025 and raising direct and indirect employment from the current 8.4 million to ~30 million. The policy envisages increasing exports from the current 27% to 40% of production while increasing share of domestic production in India’s demand from 60% to 80%, thus making India a net exporter of capital goods. The policy also aims to facilitate improvement in technology depth across sub-sectors, increase skill availability, ensure mandatory standards and promote growth and capacity building of MSMEs.
Scheme for Enhancement of Competitiveness of the Capital Goods Sector:-
This scheme was launched in 2014 November to improve technology depth in the sector while also reducing the infrastructure costs.
|Name of the Key initiative/ Flagship Scheme||Scheme for Enhancement of Competitiveness of the Capital Goods Sector|
|The objective of the “Scheme for Enhancement of Competitiveness of the Capital Goods Sector” is to make the Indian Capital Goods Sector globally competitive by addressing the issues of technological depth creation in the capital goods sector besides creating common industrial facility centres.|
|Target Beneficiary||Indian Capital Goods Industry|
|To set up Centres of Excellence (CoE) for Technology Development, Integrated Industrial Infrastructural Facility (IIIF), Common Engineering Facility Centre (CEFC) and Test & Certification Centre (T&CC). The Scheme also has a financial component namely Technology Acquisition Fund Programme (TAFP) for Technology acquisition/ transfer in Capital Goods Sector|
|No. of Beneficiaries
|Indian Capital Goods Industry as a whole is the intended beneficiary particularly major capital goods sub-sectors such as machine tools industry, textile machinery industry, moulds & dies industry and power equipment.|
Major Achievements (by way of major Project approvals) during last four years i.e. in 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 & 2017-18
- Centre of Excellence (CoE) at CMTI, Bangalore by TMMA for development of shuttle less rapiers looms of 450 RPM. A high speed shuttle less loom for 450 and 550 rpm of international standards will be developed. The main aim of this project is import substitution and thus making India self-reliant in the field of textile machinery manufacturing.
- CoE at IIT, Madras for development of 11 advanced technologies for Machine Tools & Production Technology. The main aim of this project is import substitution and thus making India self-reliant in the field of manufacturing high precision machine tools.
- CoE at PSG College of Technology for development of three Welding Technologies for helping MSMEs in developing these technologies indigenously
- Common Engineering Facility Centre (CEFC) at Chakan near Pune for Tools, Moulds & Dies industry by TAGMA Centre of Excellence & Training to facilitate designing, Tooling and Machining Services, Tryout and Validation and provide Skilling in this field.
- Integrated Industrial Infrastructural Facility (IIIF) at Integrated Machine Tools Park near Tumkur, Karnataka by Government of Karnataka.This park once set up aims to double the production of Machine Tools in the country
- CEFC at HEC, Ranchi by CEFC Pratham Foundation. The objective of the project is to train and develop skilled manpower to address the skill gap in CG Sector within and around Ranchi. The Centre would run short term training courses with emphasis on practical training.
- CEFC at Bardoli, Surat by Science Engineering & Technological Upliftment (SETU) Foundation. It will have design centre, tool room, training centre and testing lab to cater the requirements of textile engineering industry.
- COE at Coimbatore by Scientific and Industrial Testing and Research Centre (Sitarc) on Smart Submersible Pumping Solutions for Industrial and Water Supply Applications.
- Technology acquisition for Development & Commercialization of Titanium Casting with Ceramic Shelling Technology by PTC Industries Ltd under TAFP. First time this technology is being brought to India. It Would allow use of this technology for many other applications.
- CoE at IIT Delhi for Textile Machinery. This would focus on product development – mostly import substitutes and next level of product technologies with specified Industry partners.
- CoE at IIT Kharagpur for Advanced Manufacturing for developing industry relevant technologies
- CEFC by M/s Korus Engineering Solutions Private Limited, Bahadurgarh for skill development of steel equipment design engineers.
- CoE at IISc Bangalore with Wipro 3D for design and development of 3 D Printing technologies, systems and materials.
- SAMARTH Udyog – Industry 4.0 Centers
In order to facilitate the SMEs in stepping up to implement Industry 4.0, Department of Heavy Industry is supporting setting up of Industry 4.0 innovation and experience centres under its Capital Goods Scheme. It is conceived that these national centres, “SAMARTH (Smart & Advanced Manufacturing and Rapid Transformation Hub) Udyog” would help in creating the ecosystem where the manufacturing industry, particularly the small and medium sector, who can get a fully operational platform to make them aware of the new technology, get hand-holding and skill development support in adoption of these technologies. Department is supporting awareness campaigns on creating awareness on adoption of I 4.0 amongst our industry.
To begin with, Department of Heavy Industry is supporting four Industry 4.0 centres/ SAMARTH Udyog in Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru. These “demo cum experience” centres are being setup with IIT Delhi+ Automation Industry Association, IISc Bangalore, CMTI Bangalore and IIT Mumbai+Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS), Pune for promoting smart and advanced manufacturing in the different parts of the country.
Besides these centers, Department is supporting awareness campaigns on creating awareness on adoption of I 4.0 amongst our SMEs.
- HEAVY ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING INDUSTRY AND BHARAT HEAVY ELECTRICALS LIMITED (BHEL)
R&D Project for “Development of Advanced Ultra Supercritical (AUSC) Technology for Thermal Power Plants” by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL):
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, on 10th August, 2016, approved the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI)’s proposal of R&D project for development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) Technology for Thermal Power Plant with an estimated cost of Rs.1554 crore and providing one time budgetary support of Rs.900 crore spread over a period of three years, commencing from 2017-18..
A Consortium of three Government entities led by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a CPSE under DHI with Indira Gandhi Centre of Atomic Research (IGCAR) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) proposed a R&D project for development of AUSC Technology for Thermal Power Plants of future, envisaging reduced coal consumption as well as Carbon emission. The project is formulated with a time cycle of two and a half years, with an estimated cost of Rs. 1554 crore, with a contribution of Rs. 270 crore from BHEL, Rs. 50 crore from NTPC, Rs. 234 crore from IGCAR, Rs. 100 Cr from Department of Science and Technology (DST). Balance amount of Rs. 900 crore will be contributed by DHI as grant. DHI has already released Rs. 120 Crore in 2017-18 for this project. The project is progressing as per schedule under the guidance of Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India.
The outcome of this R&D project will give India the benefit of being the Original developer and holder with suitable IP Rights of the futuristic clean coal technology, with 11% reduction in both coal consumption and CO2 emission as compared to present day Super Critical Technology. This will also ensure longer energy security for the country with a vast coal reserve, which can be utilised in a better and more efficient way that it is being done today. The R&D phase of the project now approved will be followed by a demonstration project in which an 800 MW thermal power plant with this technology will be set up by NTPC.
- CPSES UNDER DHI
- There are 31 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) under the administrative control of Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), out of which 10 CPSEs are profit making, 12 CPSEs are loss making, 8 CPSEs plus Division of 2 CPSEs are under closure. DHI has 5 autonomous organizations in the areas of engineering, consultancy/contracting, other manufacturing sectors and automotives. List of CPSEs is at ANNEXURE-E.
- DHI works for Strengthening/ Supporting profit making CPSEs to increase turnover/ profitability and attain global prominence
- DHI monitors loss making CPSEs performance so as to minimize losses and also recommends revival/ restructuring of CPSEs wherever possibility of turn- around is there
Achievements of some of the CPSEs under the administrative control of DHI:
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been making profits continuously since early 1970’s, except for the financial year 2015-16 where BHEL reported Profit Before Tax of Rs. (-)1164 Crore. Subsequently for the financial year 2016-17, BHEL reported positive Profit Before Tax (PBT) of Rs. 628 Crore.
- Upto the third quarter of year 2017-18, BHEL reported Profit Before Tax of Rs. 445 Crore – which is about 24% higher than the corresponding period of previous year (i.e. Rs. 359 Crore). The performance of BHEL for financial year 2017-18 is expected to maintain positive trend. The setback experienced by the Company during for just one year in 2015-16 in Turnover & Profit has been reversed.
- BHEL paid Rs 2785 Crore as dividend in last five years. It has also paid interim dividend of Rs 184 crore for the year 2017-18.
- BHEL’s largest ever overseas project of Rs 10,000 Crore (US$1.5 Billion) for setting up 1,320 MW Maitree Super Thermal Power project in Bangladesh has taken off and work is progressing well.
- R&D expenditure of the company has been more than 2.5% of the turnover for more than 5 years now. Forbes ranked BHEL at No. 9 in the list of World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies, 2011. The company’s intellectual capital of Patents/Copy-rights was over 4,300 as of March’18.
- BHEL is spearheading an ambitious R&D project for development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) Technology for thermal power plants which will promote clean energy and reduce carbon emission by 11%.
- Andrew Yule & Company Limited (AYCL):
- Turnover and PBT of AYCL for Last 4 Financial Years
(All Values INR in Cr.)
|Sl. No.||Financial Year||Revenue from Operation||PBT|
- For the last few Years, Tea Division of AYCL is recognised as one of the “Top Quality Tea Producer” in the Industry.
As per North Indian Batting Order; 4 (four) gardens featured in Top 10, 4 (four) gardens between Top 11 & Top 20 and rest gardens/manufacturing units between Top 21 & Top 29 as in FY 2016-17.
- Production of Tea has increased to 102.34 Lakhs kgs in the FY-2016-17. Today, AYCL export Tea to various countries in the world.
- Highest Turnover of Rs 90.00 Crs. in Electrical Division – Kolkata Operation was achieved in the FY -2016-17, also Electrical Division – Chennai Operation has achieved the highest turnover of Rs 66.90 Cr in the same Financial Year.
- Last Year, Engineering Division achieved all time high steel consumption of 917 MT for Industrial Fans and 310 MT for Bridge Girder.
- Bagged 220kV Grade Transformer Order from TSGENCO and already executed in 2017-18.
- Developed and first billed 100kVA Distribution Transformer using Amorphous Core in the FY 2016-17.
- Developed and received first Order of Cast Resin Transformer Order in FY 2016-17 and executed successfully.
- Opened two new business verticals in Air Pollution Control (APC) and Water Pollution Control (WPC).
- Developed successfully new Axial Fans with adjustable Blades in FY 2015-16 and doing business thereafter.
- Electrical Division – Kolkata Operation Project Wing executed maiden Order of 10kWp Solar Power Plant in FY 2017-18.
- As part of its initiatives under “Corporate Social Activities” (CSR), the company had undertaken projects in the field of Education, Skill Development, Women Empowerment, Health, Water Sanitation, Village Development etc.
On different CSR activities company had incurred Rs 37.10 Lakh during 2013-14, Rs 27.17 Lakh during 2014-15, Rs 32.69 Lakhs during 2015-16 and Rs 27.95 Lakhs during 2016-17.
- Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL), Jaipur –
- REIL provides technology solutions for qualitative & quantitative analysis of milk across all verticals of Dairy Industry sector through its milk analysis automation solution; addresses energy needs of the rural & related urban sector through Solar Photo Voltaic; and Information Technology & security surveillance applications for
e-governance, dairy vertical, small business & Government sectors.
- Over the years, it has gained customer confidence through continuous technology advancements, innovations, Capacity enhancement, and while working in line with government missions like Make in India & Digital India, etc.
- Emerged as Largest Milk Analyser deployer & significant off-grid/On-grid Solar solution provider in the Country through deployment of more than 100 variants of products. These innovations has benefited 6 Crore citizens & 3 Lac villages and now aiming to cover 10,000 villages every year.
- To support rural drinking water mission, provided Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) water pump with Remote Monitoring Unit (RMU) solution at bore well based schemes for low demand area in village/habitations at approx 784 nos. sites across the state of Rajasthan under PHED.
- In line with Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision to double farmers income by 2022, India’s first pilot project Integrated Solar Water Pump Farmers Cooperative for Mujhkuva Saur Urja Utpadak Sahkari Mandali has been successfully completed in association with NDDB and IWMI.
- With Consistent and sustained efforts towards Error Free Dairying, completed the task of upgradation of more than 5500 Village Based Milk Procurement Systems (DPMCUs) in a record time of 25 days, in producer companies of NDDB, deployed under National Dairy Plan in Rajasthan, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
- Largest order in Dairy sector from Pradeshik Cooperative Dairy Federation Limited, Lucknow, for deployment of 7658 Nos. of GPRS based Solar DPMCU and 618 Nos. of Vehicle Tracking System.
- Enhanced its business in home segment (BPL families) through strategic competitive bidding and deployed 120Wp Solar Power Packs and provided LED lights, ceiling fans and mobile charging at over
1,00,00 houses in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
- Contributed in Law enforcement for food safety security by FSSAI, Government of India through deployment of EMAT+ in each and every state of country and further strengthening deployment of such product in all states for quality improvement at Grass root level as well as all vertical of dairy industry.
- Appointment as Expert CPSE & Project Management Consultant (PMC) by MNRE, for implementation of Roof Top Solar Projects for10 ministries and their offices.
- Developed & installed prototype SPV based hybrid vehicle charging stations under FAME India scheme & now executing projects for installation of chargers for Electrical Vehicles at locations namely Jaipur, Chandigarh & Delhi under National Mission for Electrical Mobility (NMEM).
- To fulfill Hon’ble PM’s vision to establish world class infrastructure at railway stations, successfully completed prestigious pilot of 1 MWp Solar Power Plant project at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Railway Station & now executing MW size projects for sister PSUs, Railways, Defense & many ministries.
- Working as Nodal agency & Project Management Consultant (PMC) for implementation of Solar Power Projects in Smart Cities of Rajasthan – Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota and Udaipur.
- National Awards from Hon’ble president of India and various National and State Level Award for Energy Conservation, Best PSU, Business Excellence, Innovation , R&D, CSR , ICT Initiatives and Sustainability etc.
Time bound closure of sick and loss making Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)
Some of the CPSEs under the administrative control of DHI were chronically sick and continuously in losses for the last 10-15 years. Various efforts made in the past to revive these companies failed. The companies were not in a position to pay even salaries and other retirement dues to their employees timely. They became dependent upon budgetary support from GOI. The Government has, therefore, closed down Hindustan Cables Limited, Tungabhadra Steel Plant Limited (TSPL), HMT Watches Ltd., HMT Chinar Watches Ltd., HMT Bearings Ltd, Instrumentation Ltd, (Kota Unit) and HMT Tractor Division, Pinjore by offering an attractive VRS / VSS for their employees. Disposal of movable & immovable assets and liquidation of outstanding liabilities is underway. NBCC(India) Ltd has been appointed as Land Management Agency for disposal of land and other immovable assets as per DPE guidelines.
Swachhta Action Plan (SAP) at DHI
The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched with the challenging goal of achieving Swachh Bharat by 2nd October, 2019, coinciding with the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Hon’ble PM directed that each Ministry should prepare two year’s Swachhta Action Plan (SAP) for 2017-18 and 2018-19 and include specific activities in the Budget proposals for 2017-18. Accordingly DHI prepared and sent SAP for 2017-18 and 2018-19 for Swachhta Activities to Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation (MoDWS), the Nodal Ministry for Swachh Bharat Mission. SAP for 2017-18 is as under:-
|Programmes/Schemes/ Activities||Revised budget allocation||Expenditure|
|1.||Awareness Programme / IEC Activities for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
|Rs.1.00 Crore||Rs.1.00 Crore|
|2.||Waste disposal / Waste recycling Plan|
|3.||Cleaner Environment: Creating Pollution free Transportation System
|Rs. 165.00 crore||Rs. 165.00 crore|
|4.||Supporting R&D projects in Capital Goods sector for Waste Management
|Rs. 1.00 crore|
|Total:||Rs. 167.00 crore||Rs. 166.00 crore|
Out of total Budget allocation of 167 crore, Rs.1.00 cr. has been released to carry out above activities..
The following SAP in respect of D/o Heavy Industry for the year 2018-19 has already been sent to MoDWS :-
|Programmes/Schemes/ Activities||Source of Funding|
|From Within the Ministry’s allocated Resources||PSU/Institute / Attached Offices etc.||Additional Budget through Supplementary Demand|
|Awareness Programme / IEC Activities for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan||
|Waste disposal / Waste recycling Plan|
|Cleaner Environment: Creating Pollution free Transportation System||Rs.260.00 cr.
|Supporting R&D projects in Capital Goods sector for Waste Management
|Creation of Sanitation infrastructure, Engagement of Swachhta cadre/volunteers, Clean Office Premises, Office Digitization & Maintenance, Water Supply etc. in the Department||
Swachhta Hi Sewa (SHS) campaign was observed in this Department during the period from 15th September to 2nd October, 2017 and CPSEs/ABs under this Department were also instructed accordingly for observe the same.
Hon’ble PM had initiated the concept of Swachhta Pakhwada in April in 2016. This Department and all the operating CPSEs / Autonomous Bodies under its control observed Swachta Pakhwada in calendar year 2016.
In the subsequent year 2017, “Swachhata Pakhwada” was observed by them during the period from 16.12.2017 to 31.12.2017. To sensitise the CPSEs/ Autonomous Bodies under DHI of the importance of observing the Swachhata Pakhwada, Secretary, DHI had a pre-Pakhwada interaction with CMDs/CEOs/MDs on 14.12.2017 to review the preparedness of the organizations and for encouraging them to take up activities for creation of partnerships in waste management and segregation, promotion of waste recycling and disposal of old stores. Swachhata activities were undertaken with great enthusiasm with the involvement of community and students through the organisation of workshops/ meetings/ competitions for creating awareness about Swachhata and were also featured on the social media. A highlight of the Swachhata Pakhwara for DHI was the announcement by the Hon’ble Minister (HI&PE) in a Press Conference on 27.12.17 of the cities selected under the EoI issued for promotion of public and shared e-mobility under FAME scheme.
Under the above mentioned EoI 11 cities namely, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Lucknow, Indore, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Jammu were selected in a keen contest involving 44 applicant cities across 21 states on the basis of well-defined objective criteria. A total of 390 E-buses, 370 e-four wheeler taxis and 720 e-three wheeler autos have been approved, along with requisite charging infrastructure, with an expected spend of approximately Rs.437 Crores to be incurred over the next year or so.
One of the recommendations of the GoS on 8 thematic areas was for CPSEs to create partnership in waste segregation & management, especially mechanism for waste products, promote re-cycling and processing of waste. Accordingly, CPSEs/ABs under DHI were issued necessary instructions for necessary action.
Department has moved towards e-office system with an aim to make the office paperless and eco-friendly as well as cleaner office environment.