PRESS RELEASE / Published May 13, 2021
The Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited, owned by the Bajaj Group, has announced the setting up of an Oxygen Generation Plant at the power plant complex in village Buragaon. This move by the company will help in preventing deaths due to lack of oxygen in the district.
At this time when the entire country is struggling with the second wave of Covid 19, lack of oxygen is the primary cause of the rampant deaths that have been taking place. While the group is supporting its own employees through several initiatives to fight the pandemic, this initiative is to support the community that Bajaj Energy operates within in Lalitpur under its CSR outreach.
At present there are no oxygen plants in Lalitpur and the company took this decision on receiving a request from the District Collector for help under these dire circumstances. While the company was keen to start work on the plant immediately, it was faced with challenges of finding a manufacturer that could turn the project around quickly. After many deliberations, the company has now tied up with Gazetron Engineering Pvt Ltd, who are installing a plant of 20 cubic meter per hour (20000 liters per hour) capacity within 3 months and the work has commenced already.
Announcing the initiative, Group Chairman Kushagra Nayan Bajaj said “The core purpose of the Bajaj Group has always been to support the country and the community. That is our North Star that we never take our eyes off. We strive every day to ensure that our businesses create value and serve the community in everything we do. This plant is just another initiative in our effort to help the community. In this situation, the entire Bajaj family stands with the people of Lalitpur in every happiness and sorrow.”
Speaking about the setting up of the plant, Managing Director Vinay Kumar Singh Bankoti, said “Bajaj Energy has always been working to support the communities, and this is no different. Throughout the pandemic we have been working tirelessly to ensure uninterrupted power generation to keep serving the people in the state. The oxygen plant will ensure that people in and around Lalitpur will not die without oxygen. We are grateful and humbled by this opportunity to serve our people.”
Founded nearly a century ago by freedom fighter and philanthropist Jamanalal Bajaj, who was also a close confidante of Mahatma Gandhi, the Bajaj group has today diversified into many areas. Today the Kushagra Bajaj led Bajaj Group is one of the largest and most respected conglomerates in India with more than 13,000 employees and a turnover of USD 2 billion. The group today operates across a multitude of businesses including Energy, FMCG & Sugar catering to audiences ranging from B2G, B2B and B2C. Focused on long-term value, each of the business is transforming to significantly increase the size of its business.
The group has a rich legacy and has played a strong role in helping economic and social growth of the nation. The Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation (KJBF) and the Jamnalal Kaniram Bajaj Trust (JKBT) has engaged in many development interventions, with major emphasis on integrated water resource development and management, agriculture development, livestock development, women empowerment and training and capacity building through participatory approaches. (KJBF) also aims to establish a training and livelihood resource center thereby to contribute for integrated and sustainable development of the rural community of Wardha district through participatory approaches.