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  • (L-R)(L-R) Ms. Rita Teotia, Commerce Secretary, MoC&I Government of India, Mr. Anil Kumar Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director, KRBL Ltd, Mr. Arun Kumar Gupta, Joint Managing Director, KRBL Ltd and Ms. Priyanka Mittal, Whole Time Director, KRBL Ltd.
Recognising the impeccable quality of its products, KRBL Limited, a leading Basmati Rice Company, has been awarded the Golden Trophy by APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, for outstanding export performance for the year 2015-16. The award was presented by Smt. Rita Teotia, Commerce Secretary, MoC&I Government of India, at the 22nd Annual APEDA Award Function held on 12th June, 2017, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
Mr. Anil Kumar Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director of KRBL Limited, received the award on behalf of the company. Senior officers of the MoC&I and other government officials also graced the occasion.
With over a 120-year heritage and an existence since 1889, KRBL Limited is the world’s largest rice millers and Basmati rice exporters with a comprehensive product chain. KRBL exports basmati rice to 73 countries in the world and has a capacity of producing 195 MT of rice per hour.
On receiving the award, Mr. Anil Kumar Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director of KRBL Limited said, “We are honoured to receive this award from APEDA as it reflects our continued commitment to satisfy our customers and deliver best quality Basmati Rice in India and around the world. This is truly a reflection of the high quality of products appreciated in domestic as well as international markets. Our flagship brand - India Gate Basmati Rice not only enjoys market leadership in India but many important markets of Middle East and South East Asia. KRBL Limited believes that awards and recognition not only acknowledge success but also act as an impetus to motivate the company and its employees. It inspires us to take up new challenges that set new benchmarks in the industry.”
Taking cue from Ms. Teotia’s speech today, KRBL is committed to extending its global branding network to enhance value addition in India. “We are equally committed to marketing Indian Quinoa and other healthy grain from India in our brands to create newer product categories and newer markets, also suggested by her. MoC support to further these new initiatives is very encouraging,” Mr. Mittal added. 
Today, KRBL stands at the top slot of the Indian Basmati rice industry, unmatched and unparalleled in every aspect. With a strong retail presence across different sizes and price points, India Gate continued to allure consumers across all age groups and regions to lead the market and is today the most aspirational basmati rice brand in India. As world’s largest Basmati exporter, KRBL has its wings spread across all the Basmati eating regions like Asia, Middle East, Europe, USA, Canada and Africa.

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985. APEDA links Indian exporters to global markets for the promotion of large range of processed food products, besides providing comprehensive export-oriented services.
About KRBL
Background: KRBL has its genesis as a 127-year-old firm engaged in the business of grain marketing and agro processing, reinforcing its long-standing experience and expertise in the industry. Incorporated in 1993 with the objective of processing paddy, the Company, promoted by Mr. Anil Kumar Mittal, Mr Arun Kumar Gupta and Mr Anoop Kumar Gupta, is today synonymous with Basmati rice the world over, and has bestowed the Indian Basmati rice with global glory.
Offices & Units: The Company has a Registered office at Lahori Gate, Delhi and Corporate office at Sector 62, Noida, UP. The Company has its Manufacturing Units in Gautam Budh Nagar, UP and Dhuri, Punjab for rice processing. The Company has also its Grading, Sorting and Packaging units in Sonipat, Haryana and Alipur, Delhi.
Products: Company is a global branded food specialty company marketing basmati and non-basmati rice in its brands along with seeds such as quinoa and other by-products such as rice bran oil, de-oiled cake and furfural etc. The company is also engaged in power generation from solar power plant, wind turbine and a husk-based power plant.
Star Brands: India Gate is the flagship brand of the Company produced from the best paddy sowed from the most fertile soil in India. Over the years, the Company has also developed other popular rice brands such as Indian Farm, Aarti Unity, BAB AL Hind, Doon, Nur Jahan, Bemisal etc. to meet the needs of different categories of consumers across regions.
Production Capacity: It is a leading integrated industry player with business philosophy aligned with its quality rice. Its rice milling capacity of 195 MT/hour, the largest in the word, lends it a distinctive edge, ranking it at the top of the industry. KRBL Limited has the capacity to handle 20% of total Basmati production of India.
Distribution Network: KRBL Limited is a global rice entity having a multi-brand presence both in the domestic as well as in overseas market. In Domestic, it Covers Market in all 29 States and 7 Union Territories. KRBL Limited is a leading exports to 75 countries across the world, the maximum global reach as compared to any FMCG player.
For More Information, Visit http://www.krblrice.com

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India’s First Canal Top Solar PV system at NTPC Mouda

13th Jun, 2017

NTPC has energized 150 kWp Canal Top Solar PV System on cooling water (CW) channel at its 2320 MW Mouda Thermal Power Project, near Nagpur in Maharashtra.

This novel Solar PV system makes use of side walls of CW channels as load bearing structure thereby significantly decreasing cost of civil and mounting structure.

The system also has several other unique advantages such as Land Conservation, water conservation due to reduced evaporation, increased PV generation due to cooling and reduction in dirt, leaves thereby reducing chemicals for water treatment.

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NTPC Installs 110 KWp AC Microgrid at NETRA

09th Jun, 2017

An AC Microgrid test bed of 110 KWp Solar PV with demand side management to cater three phase critical loads has been installed and commissioned at NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA), the R&D arm of NTPC Ltd, Greater Noida. System architecture and centralized control has been designed in-house to monitor and control all generating sources, storage and loads.

The system is designed to maximize the PV generation in case of grid interruptions. This type of Microgrid will be useful in places where grid is weak or absent.

Climate change, waste management, carbon capture and Utilization, new & renewable energy, efficiency improvement and cost reduction are core areas of research at NETRA. It is also providing scientific support to NTPC and other power utilities for improving availability, reliability and efficiency.

NTPC is India’s largest Power Generating Company having total installed capacity of 51,527 MW with presence in Coal, Gas Hydro, Solar and Wind Power Generation, Coal Mining and EV Charging Business.

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29th May, 2017

NTPC Ltd. generated additional 8.339 Billion Units to cross 250 Billion Units mark in fiscal 2016-17 against back drop of declining national PLF. The total generation was 250.314 Billion Units as against 241.977 Billion Units generated in the previous year, an increase of around 3.45%. During the FY2016-17, NTPC Coal stations achieved PLF of 78.59% as against National PLF of 59.88%. Further, during the 4th quarter, Coal stations, Gas stations & Hydro Stations clocked availability factor of 91.62%,93.49% & 106.37% respectively.

The Company registered over 10% increase in the total income. The total income is Rs. 79,342.30 crore as against Rs. 72,009.16 crore reported in the previous year. For the FY 2016-17, audited profit before exceptional items and tax is Rs. 13,170.85 crore as against Rs. 10,595.77 crore for FY 2015-16, registering an increase of ~ 24.30%. The Profit After Tax of FY 2016-17 was Rs. 9,385.26 crore.

The unaudited total income for the Q4 FY 2016-17 is Rs. 20,886.85 crore as against the unaudited total income of Rs. 18,732.41 crore in the corresponding quarter of FY 2015-16, registering an increase of 11.50%. For the Q4 FY 2016-17, unaudited profit before exceptional items and tax is Rs. 3,790.90 crore as compared to Rs. 3,648.31 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous year registering an increase of 3.91%.

The Board of Directors has recommended Final Dividend for the FY 2016-17 at the rate of ­­­21.70% (Rs. 2.17 per share) on the face value of paid-up equity share of Rs. 10/- each, subject to the approval of shareholders in the Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held in September 2017. The Company had paid Interim Dividend at the rate of ­­­26.10% (Rs. 2.61 per share) in February 2017. Thus, total dividend for the Financial Year will be 47.80% of the paid-up capital of the Company i.e Rs.4.78 per share. This is the 24th consecutive year for payment of dividend.

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Two day International R&D Conference on Green Power-Challenges and Innovations

09th Jun, 2017

More than 600 participants from 109 institutions encompassing Academics, R&D Institutes, Govt bodies and Industry from across the world are attending the conference Green Power-Challenges and Innovations organised by NETRA - R&D wing of NTPC on June 8-9 at NTPC- PMI, NOIDA. 19 international and 20 national technical papers on topics relevant to Indian power sector i.e Water, Ash, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, e-Mobility etc shall be presented during the conference.

Padma Vibhushan Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor, GOI inaugurated the conference in the presence of Shri Dr.Ashok Jhunjhuwala, Principal advisor (MNRE) ,Dr. Indranil Manna, Director (IIT-Kanpur), Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD (NTPC), Shri A.K.Jha, Director(Technical ) and Shri K.K.Sharma, Director(Operations) .

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