BL Agro helps improve Air Quality Index by 88%

The company's manufacturing plant operates 100% on solar power
BL Agro helps improve Air Quality Index by 88%
Solar panel installation at BL AgroPhoto - BL Agro

On World Environment Day, BL Agro, Rs 2500 crore edible oils and food products company, said to have the only manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh, which operates on 100% solar power, reducing carbon emissions from the manufacturing plant. The company is also the first to install air purifiers in partnership with Pure Skies, pollution control Equipment by Greentech, Devic Earth. As a result, it has improved the air quality of the Parsakhera Industrial Area in Bareilly by 88%.

As per Devic Earth's report, after installation of Pure Skies in January, BL Agro's Unit -1 has been able to bring down the PM2.5 and PM10 levels from 355±123 μg/m3 & 470±126 μg/m3, respectively, to 52±23 μg/m3 & 108±40 μg/m3 in May, respectively. In addition, unit-2 of the plant brought down the PM2.5 and PM10 levels from 450±144 μg/m3 and 641±160 μg/m3 respectively to 51±22 μg/m3 & 118±47 μg/m3 in May, respectively, making the city breathable.

As a large-scale industry, BL Agro requires a continual supply of energy, and for such an industry type, the carbon emissions are quite natural. However, a higher rate of carbon emissions in the environment leads to a rise in the earth's core temperature, causing the Greenhouse Effect, thus resulting in global warming.

Average pollutant levels and their % reduction at B.L. Agro Industries Ltd., Bareilly Unit 1
Average pollutant levels and their % reduction at B.L. Agro Industries Ltd., Bareilly Unit 1Photo - BL Agro
Average pollutant levels and their % reduction at B.L. Agro Industries Ltd., Bareilly Unit 2.
Average pollutant levels and their % reduction at B.L. Agro Industries Ltd., Bareilly Unit 2. Photo - BL Agro

"Greenhouse gases not only impact the environment around but have adverse health impacts as well. For example, climate change led to global warming leads to trapping heat, and is also a major contributor to respiratory disease caused by air pollutants. Thus, as a responsible corporate, we have a manufacturing unit, which relies 100% on solar power", says Ashish Khandelwal, managing director, BL Agro, on the observance of World Environment Day.

Khandelwal adds, "We have also installed state-of-the-art air purifiers across our units that help curb and map our emissions, giving us a chance to minimize the emissions. This had led to improve the air quality of the industrial area making the environment safe and breathable."

"Right from procurement to packaging, and storage to dispatch, we have ensured that we rely on world-class machinery that not only optimizes all business processes but also ensures maximum productivity with minimum wastage."

Tree plantation drive by BL Agro
Tree plantation drive by BL AgroPhoto - BL Agro

BL Agro has always taken initiatives to make the environment clean and green. The company started the plantation drive in the year 2015 and, to date, has planted more than 15,000 saplings in the city.

BL Agro facilities are spread across multiple refineries, warehousing, and packaging units in Bareilly spread over 1,00,000 square meters. The warehousing capacity is over 48,000 tons per day (TPD), the Packaging Capacity is more than 1900 TPD, and the refining capacity crosses 700 TPD.

Being a flag-bearer of the government of India's Vocal for Local campaign, BL Agro has stood out among the top food FMCG companies in recent years. Based in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, B L Agro Industries has been committed to providing quality food products over the years. As a result, the company today has one of the largest distribution networks amongst all branded edible oil and food product players in India, with over 50,000 retailers.

BL Agro Industry's growth story is an inspiring story of success. Having started as a mustard trading house in the 1950s, BL Agro has come a long way today in the edible oil and food product industry. During its grueling journey, the company transformed from a commodity trading organization to a full-fledged FMCG company. The marketers of a single mustard oil brand subsequently started rolling out multiple varieties of oil, including refined oils and then a range of food products under the brand name 'Nourish', catering to a much wider consumer base. Brand Nourish comes with a promise for nutrition. The brand offers an entire range of food products typically used in an Indian kitchen, including atta, rice, pulses, ghee, oils, dry fruits, papad, achars, murabba, spices, and others. Each Nourish product is packed with superior quality ingredients and is produced with the finest processes that ensure maximum retention of nutrients.

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