October 2017 \ Interviews \ POLITICAL INTERVIEW
“BHEL has made ground-breaking achievements”

Mr Anant Geete is a political stalwart who has represented the Shiv Sena very ably in Parliament—he has been elected MP six times between 1996 and 2014—and as a Minister in the NDA Government. Credit for much of the political camaraderie that exists between the BJP and the Shiv Sena at the Centre goes to Mr Geete for things have not always been hunky dory between the two parties in Maharashtra. Back in the days of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government, Mr Geete had been Union Power Minister. Now having completed three years as Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Mr Geete is easily one of the senior-most faces in a Cabinet rank in the Narendra Modi Government. India Empire had featured him on the cover in the December 2015 edition. In this issue, he responds to a few questions from the magazine once again:

The building is almost ready and machines to be installed would be finalised in a month’s time. First instalment of grant of Rs 8.18 crore has been released to TAGMA. 

Under your overall guidance, BHEL has set new benchmarks. Kindly talk us through the new ground-breaking achievements…

There have been some ground-breaking achievements:

  • 178 GW of power equipment installed by BHEL in India and abroad.
  • Rs 10,047 crore largest ever export order from Bangladesh 2x660 MW Maitree STPP received.
  • 508 Patents/Copyrights filed during 2016-17. Total intellectual capital of around 4000 Patents/copyrights.
  • As part of skill India initiative, trained 23,810 vocational trainees, including 4,728 Act-apprentices.
  • Clean Energy generation of 14.76 Million Units from in-house Solar Power installations avoiding 14,320 MT of Co2 emission.
  • World’s largest 800 KV , 6000 MW multi terminal HVDC NE Agra transmission project under execution by BHEL. Developed more efficient EHV Transmission systems and products
  • All the three ships of the Kolkata class stealth guided missile destroyers equipped with BHEL’s 76/62 mm Super Rapid Gun Mount and Auxiliary Control system
  • 95% of hydroelectric generating capacity in Bhutan is installed by BHEL
  • Highest R&D expenditure of Turnover (2.5%) in Indian engineering field
  • Developing Advanced Ultra Supercritical (AUSC) technology for coal based power plants with NTPC & IGCAR. Indigenized Super critical technology resulting in 11% reduction in Co2 emissions, higher efficiency & lower cost to customers
  • Highest number of eco-friendly supercritical sets commissioned in the country till date
  • Among Top 25 best companies to work for in 2016-17, awarded by Business Today
  • BHEL employees continuously receiving Prime Minister’s Shram Awards and Viishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskars.