Published by News Desk June 9, 2023


New Delhi, June 09: Shyam Shankaran, working as Deputy Executive Engineer at NLC India Limited, won the third prize in the state level“Enviro-Solver Hackathon” competition organised by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in connection with the World Environment Day-2023.

Prasanna Kumar Motupalli, CMD, NLCIL, honoured Shankaran for his achievement in the presence of Functional Directors, Chief Vigilance Officer and Executive Director/Finance of NLCIL on 07.06.2023 at Neyveli.

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) conducted an “Enviro-Solver Hackathon” competition on the occasion of World Environment Day-2023 on the theme "Single Use Plastic Reduced" in which solutions were invited to the problem statements from academicians, researchers and industry specialists to help limit the environmental spread of plastic.

Shyam Shankaran created a Cloud-based Mobile Application that provides a solution to track the plastic from the bottom level of waste management supply chain. This solution also integrates Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) compliance module that makes it easier to fix the entire sequence of the creation of plastic to its disposal. Shyam Shankaran was awarded the third prize which included a cash award of Rupees one lakh for this innovative solution through the Mobile Application by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.  NLCIL CMD, Prasanna Kumar Motupalli, lauded the achievement of Shyam Shankaran and called upon everyone, including NLCIL employees, to offer ideas or solutions that will benefit the environment. He also said that this accomplishment by one of the employees of NLCIL demonstrated the dedication of the company in creating a sustainable environment.

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