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ONGC, the 2nd largest E&P company in the world, has been conferred with INFRA Icon Award in the ‘Global Energy' category at the mid-day INFRA Icons Awards 2018. The award, on behalf of Chairman & Managing Director, ONGC was received on July 27, 2018 at Mumbai by Executive Director – Head Regional Office, ONGC Mumbai, S Gopinath. The award was presented by Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, Pravin Darare.

ED-HRO, S Gopinath receiving the award on behalf of CMD, ONGC

With the theme for the evening being - Smart cities envisages to take infrastructure development to a next level (Infrastructure 2022), the event was attended by dignitaries and industry veterans from key infrastructure sectors such as Construction, Ports, Power, Oil & Gas, Steel, Civil aviation, Road transport etc. along with other stakeholders in the ecosystem such as policymakers, financial institutions, industry regulatory bodies amongst others. ONGC has received the top corporate level award in recognition of its valuable contribution which has not only supported but also upgraded the country as a whole.

During the panel discussion, ED-HRO, ONGC, S Gopinath remarked that to realize the Hon’ble PM’s vision of 10% hydrocarbon import reduction by 2022, along with enhancement in domestic energy production, capacity building in major infrastructure development like roads etc. has to play a huge role to enable energy savings. At the same time, it’s important to reduce our carbon footprints, he added.

Gopinath sharing his views during the panel discussion

Sharing about ONGC’s efforts towards reducing its Carbon Footprints, he informed the audience that the CMD of ONGC took a pledge in the presence of Hon’ble PM to completely do away with single use plastic within the organization and efforts are already afoot in this direction. He also shared about the successful implementation of enterprise wide paperless project, where by all the file work is being done digitally, saving on huge quantities of paper usage and helping ONGC reduce its carbon footprint.

The "INFRA Icons", is an initiative by mid-day, designed to bring to the forefront the change makers and trend setters associated with the infrastructure of India. The award recognizes the exemplary performance in the corporate world and is felicitating the top companies across various sectors.

The award is in recognition of ONGC as one of the most distinguished and admirable icons in the Corporate World, based on performance and best–practices across the industry.