New Delhi, Dec 17: In a rare achievement, the Phulpur production outfits of the globally-acclaimed fertiliser cooperative, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), has won both the prestigious First and Second National Energy Conservation Awards from Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, for the year 2006-07 in the Fertiliser Sector.
The National Energy Conservation Awards were presented by President Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil at a function to Mr M Rajasekharaiah, Senior General Manager, IFFCO Phulpur unit. The Phulpur unit has been consistently winning this award. Earlier, IFFCO, a 100 per cent cooperative has been recipient of three awards instituted by the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI). The Phulpur unit had shared the award for Best Overall Production Performance (Ammonia and Urea) for the year 2006-07 with Zuari Industries Ltd, Goa.
The Society's Aonla Plant has also got FAI's Award for Excellence in Safety for the year 2006-07. Similarly, its Kolar Film on ''Water Harvesting'' has been adjudged the Best Video Film for the year 2006-07.
IFFCO has been successfully making continuous efforts to improve energy conservation and efficiency.