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India: KGFabriks, Perundurai a Unit of Sri Kannapiran mills limited has been recognized with a first place in the National Water Awards 2018. An award function was held in New Delhi and Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari participated and spoke at the event.

The award is given by the Ministry of Water Resources and River Development, Government of India. KGFabriks makes denim fabric and consumes just 6 liters of water to make a meter of denim as compared to the most competition which uses 60 liters per meter of denim. KGFabriks is connected 24/7 online to the Water Quality Monitoring Center, Government of Tamilnadu and is a zero-solid and zero-liquid discharge plant situated at the SIPCOT Industrial Complex in Perundurai.

Textile processing is considered to be very dirty. But with active knowledge sharing with peer industries located at SIPCOT, innovative in house developed technologies and with a philosophy of reuse, reduce and recycle KGFabriks has been able to reduce water, chemical and energy footprint to a great extent. This effort has helped KGFabriks get “green denim” tag for its products and is a certified Green product, certified by TUV Nord.

Srihari Balakrishnan, Managing Director of Kannapiran mills said, “The entire credit here goes to the manufacturing team at KGFabriks. Everyone is a chief sustainability officer here and we help save the drinking water needs of a town of a population of 1 million every day”.

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