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Ruia takes pledge to lead clean, green India movement

It is now time to gain a greater global presence, both as India and as Essar, he said.

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Mumbai: Under the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, Essar Director Prashant Ruia on Monday took a pledge to participate in nation-building and lead the movement for Clean and Green India with a renewed vision and renewed vigour.

Speaking during the company’s celebration of India’s 75 years of Independence, he said, “On the diamond jubilee of our independence, we at Essar have a pledge to make a promise to keep. We, Essarites pledge to rededicate ourselves, with a new vision and renewed vigour, using our 50 years of experience and entrepreneurship to participate in nation-building and leading the movement for Clean India, Green India; that is our Dream India.

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“We promise to create sustainability-based businesses, build future-centric assets and ethical companies which will generate value for all stakeholders for the next 75 years. In keeping the pledge and delivering the promise I seek your full support and commitment; first as conscious and proud citizens of India and second as professionals of Essar.”

Ruia highlighted the rich history of the group which has worked tirelessly in line with the national need by setting up the first private power plant in India, launching the first mobile telecom service, owning the first private oil tanker, and building one of India’s largest integrated steel and refinery complex.

“Let us now resolve to lead the country into the new economy, the same way we did post liberalization of the old economy. Let us resolve to invest 1 percent of the total capital expenditure of the country as we have done earlier. As we achieve, we grow. It is now time to gain greater global presence, both as India and as Essar,” he said.

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