New Delhi: Leading waste management and recycling company, NEPRA Resource Management Pvt Ltd was conferred with prestigious ‘GARBAGE GURU AWARD 2019’ at the function organised on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Father of Nation – Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi. Mr. Sandeep Patel, CEO, NEPRA Resource Management Pvt Ltd received this prestigious award on behalf of the company for being a leader in the dry waste management and recycling businesses in India. Honourable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind was Chief Guest at the event.
NEPRA embarked on the journey from Ahmedabad 11 years back with the motto “Zero Waste To Landfills” and today is a leader in the dry waste management business in India. The company processes 560 metric tonnes of dry waste every day in four cities-Ahmedabad, Indore, Pune, and Jamnagar-and make raw material inputs for industries as diverse as paper, plastic pipes, household items, garbage bags, metals, and cement. It has organised the rag pickers community who are at the bottom of the economic pyramid to live a meaningful life with dignity and livelihood. Of the total waste collected, 50% is plastic, 40% paper and the rest is glass, rubber, metal, and clothes.
Honourable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind along with Safaigiri 2019 awardees and dignitaries.jpg Mr. Sandeep Patel, CEO, NEPRA Resource among Management Pvt Ltd received ‘Garbage Guru – 2019’ Safaigiri Award (2).jpg
Photo Caption – Mr. Sandeep Patel, CEO, NEPRA Resource Management Pvt received ‘Garbage Guru – 2019’ Safaigiri Award
To celebrate the champions of Clean India, ‘Safaigiri’ Awards were instituted to showcase and felicitate the pioneering efforts of individuals and organisations who are leading the change in cleanliness and continue their crusade to fight with issues afflicting the lives of people around the core subject of cleanliness. There were 16 categories in the fifth edition of the awards. NEPRA Resource has a State of art- Material Recovery Facility( MRF) which helps in waste segregation using the latest technology and recycling and even the waste which can’t be recovered is sent to cement Industries for fuelling purpose, effectively ensuring that Zero Waste to Landfills. The in house technological solution which is IT/App-based helps further in better operations of the entire value chain of waste collection, segregation and most importantly in not letting the waste reaching the landfills by recycling. It works in close partnership with Municipal Corporations and other Pvt. players and helps them with their compliance on the environment front.
NEPRA has learnt to work and developed its presence in the space of waste management with strong support from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. The organization specially wants to give credit of this award to two of most outstanding leaders of AMC, namely Mr. Mukesh Gadhavi (GAS)- Dy. Municipal Commissioner and Mr. Harshad Rai Solanki, Director Solid Waste Management. It was under their leadership direction that the organization learnt the art of managing the entire value chain of waste management in the city and their guidance and support has played a key role in shaping the organization.