Heavy Civil Infrastructure business not only puts underprivileged youth on their feet – it does so in a sustainable way. Construction Skills Training Institute (CSTI) at Jadcherla in Andhra Pradesh, where it imparts training in formwork and carpentry, bar-bending, steel-fixing, masonry, construction, electrician skills and welding.
Going a step further, the business turned the facility into a green campus. This year, it reduced CO2 emissions by 124 tons. It obtained 129,285 kWh solar power from a 114 KWp installation comprising a fixed panel, a single-axis tracker and double axis trackers, reducing CO2 emissions by 106 tons.
Last year, 745 youth emerged from the Institute armed with marketable skills that will shape their future,
leaving a minimal carbon footprint.
Another 18 tons was reduced by using five, 300-litre solar water heaters to provide warm water round-the-clock to the hostel, saving 22,500 units of electricity. Water conservation measures coupled with utilisation of RO plant reject water helps to reuse more than 3.2 million litres of waste water in canteen and for gardening.