01 Oct 2020 21:14 IST

IIM Trichy sets up a solar power plant

The project was sponsored by REC Ltd and furthers the green campus vision of IIMT

IIM Trichy has inaugurated a solar power plant virtually. This project has been sponsored by the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC Ltd) as part of their CSR initiative to IIM Trichy. REC has sponsored a sum of ₹14.20 crore for this project.

Chief Guest Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Chairman, Managing Director, REC Ltd, New Delhi; Guest of Honour Ajoy Choudhury, Director - Finance, REC Ltd; Srinivas Shroff Nagesha Rao, CEO, REC Foundation; and Dr Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Trichy were present at the inauguration.

IIM Director Metri mentioned that Trichy is the first among 20 IIMs to have received such a funding from REC Ltd and spoke about his vision for an entirely green IIMT campus. The two MegaWatt solar power plant was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, who in his address shared the journey of REC Ltd so far, and expressed his joy in being associated with IIM Trichy. Guest of Honor Choudhury spoke about RECL’s contribution to CSR activities and its motto of providing electricity to ever household in India in his address.