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Orient Paper Mills wins 'Golden Peacock' award for 2006

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New Delhi, June 7 (UNI) Orient Paper Mills, India's first to develop wastewater treatment technology for pulp and paper industry, has won the 'Golden Peacock Environment Management Award' for 2006.

The award, instituted by the World Environment Foundation (WEF), one of the leading non-profit NGOs solely dedicated to the improvement of the environment and sustainable development, takes into account maintaining ecological balance by minimising adverse environmental impact while carrying out industrial and business activities and also aims towards sustainable growth.

Orient Paper Mills Amlai, President N K Thusu, who has been spearheading these efforts will receive the award on June 11, 2006 in Himachal Pradesh, according to a company statement issued here today.

Commenting on the development, Orient Paper and Industries Ltd's CEO M L Pachisia said, ''Orient Paper Mills has taken environment improvement very seriously and is fully committed to promoting a cleaner and greener environment in and around its plants. We have continuously innovated various actions to achieve cleaner production, minimum wastage of resources and maximise utilisation of effluents.'' The Golden Peacock Environment Management Award is the most coveted and prestigious recognition, designed to encourage and recognise effective implementation of environment management system by the industries.

The 11-member jury, headed by former Chief Justice of India Justice P N Bhagwati, also included two other former CJIs, Justice M N Venkatchaliah and Justice A M Ahmadi.

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