Keventer Agro Ltd, one of the fastest growing food companies in Eastern India announced today that it has offset more than 3,300 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its Barasat manufacturing facility’s rooftop solar plant since its commissioning in September 2019. This translates into an average monthly offset of 165 metric tons which is equivalent to planting of more than 1875 trees.
As part of its larger initiative to cut CO2 emissions for a greener society, Keventer Agro took the first step in September 2019 by commissioning Eastern India’s largest rooftop Solar PV Plant at its Metro Dairy unit in Barasat. Spread over Two Lakh square feet, the 2.15 MW grid connected rooftop solar PV plant has 6,240 Vikram Solar-built high-efficiency 345Wp monocrystalline modules installed and 18 ABB inverters. The plant generates around 1, 90,000 kilowatt hour (KWH) electrical energy per month, and is enough to power the Metro Dairy plant for 11 hours daily.
Mr. Mayank Jalan, CMD, Keventer Agro said, “As a responsible corporate, working towards a safe and greener environment is a top priority for our company and we are happy to report that we have managed to offset 3300 metric tons of carbon footprint in the last year and a half. With this, we have taken our first stride in our larger goal of reducing 75 per cent of carbon emissions by 2025. We remain committed towards a greener tomorrow and will continue to scale up the use of renewable energy in our business operations.”
About Keventer Agro Limited:
The Keventer Group is a Kolkata based Rs. 1,500 crore business conglomerate. Keventer Agro Limited, the food processing business of Keventer Group, is one of the fastest growing Food Company in Eastern India. Keventer Agro is present across categories like dairy, bananas, frozen foods, export of food commodities, franchisee for beverages and franchisee for hospitality brands. Established in 1986, Keventer Agro Limited acquired the rights of Edward Keventer’s operations and now aims to take the legacy of over 125 years in Food & Dairy to new heights, while remaining committed to Edward Keventer’s philosophy and beliefs.