Awards & Recognition

Awards over the years recognize our commitment to excellence in performance and innovation.

PPL won Prestigious Golden Peacock Award
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Paradeep Phosphates Limited bagged the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock- Occupational Health & Safety Award’ for 2017. Mr. Nitin Kantak, VP (Manufacturing) and Mr. Nihar Kanti Rout, Dy. General Manager (Safety) of PPL received the award from Justice Joseph Kurian of Supreme Court in a glittering function at Hyderabad on 7th July’17 in presence of distinguished gathering of leaders from Institute of Directors. It may be noted here PPL is the only organisation from India received award in OHS Category in Fertilizer & Chemical sector.

NIPM Gold Medal for HR Excellence
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Mr. Sangram Keshari Swain, Dy. General Manager (HR &IR) of Paradeep Phosphates Limited bagged the prestigious Shyambandhoo Mishra Gold Medal for excellence in HR for the Year 2016-17. This award is conferred by National Institute of Personal Management (NIPM), Utkal Chapter at a glittering function at Bhubaneswar on 30th June’17. Mr. Swain is a dedicated HR professional working in PPL since a decade. All the council members of NIPM were Present in the meeting.

V. Seetaramaiah bags the CIO of the Decade Award
In a glitzy awards ceremony held on the 3rd of September at JW Marriott Hotel in Pune, Mr. V. Seetaramaiah, Group CIO – Adventz, among six other eminent CIOs of India, was honoured with the prestigious CIO of the Decade Award for his vital contributions to the industry in the last decade. CIO has a proud tradition of honouring leading companies for business and technology leadership through its award program – CIO100. It’s a celebration of 100 organizations and their CIOs who are using information technology in innovative ways to deliver business value.

In celebration of its 10th year in India, the CIO magazine has instituted a new award, CIO of the Decade that celebrates the achievements of Indian IT leaders who have consistently excelled over the past decade.

In the past, Mr. Seetaramaiah has been the winner of several prestigious awards for excellence in IT, which include the following:

CIO Hall of Fame award - 2014
CIO Dynamic Infrastructure Trail-blazers Special Award - 2014
CIO Network Pioneering Special Award - 2011
SAP ACE Award 2010 for Customer Excellence using SAP
Best CIO in Odisha State award - 2010
CIO100 award 4 times (2006, 2011, 2012 & 2014)

PPL got IT Award
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PPL bagged the "Promising Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)" Award. Mr. Sanjay Purohit, DGM (IT) received the award at a Function in Bangalore on 11th April ’15.

Paradeep Phosphates Limited bagged Green Manufacturing Award
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Paradeep Phosphates Limited has been awarded with Bronze Medal in the first edition of India Green Manufacturing Challenge (IGMC). This award program is organized by International Research Institute for Manufacturing (IRIM) where leaders in Green Manufacturing are recognized. Winners are adjudged based on the consistent progress demonstrated by companies in improving sustainability factors associated to a manufacturing facility.

Companies across sectors like Metal & Mining, Healthcare, Fertilizer & Agro Chemicals, Auto & Auto Ancillary and Industrial Equipment & Engineering were the final award winners. On behalf of PPL this award was received by Mr. A.K.Singh, General Manger (Technical Services) during a function held on 20th March, 2015 at Chennai.

Paradeep Phosphates won Environment Award
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Paradeep Phosphates Limited has bagged the "15th Annual Greentech Environment Award–2015 (Gold category)" in Fertilizer Sector for outstanding achievements in Environment Management.

The award comprising of a trophy and a certificate was received by Mr.N.M.Kantak VP(Mfg) and Mr.A.K.Singh GM (Tech.Services) during a glittering function held on 29.01.15 at Kolkata. This was presented by Sh.Asok Mohan Chakrabarti, IAS (Retd.), Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal & Sh.Kamleshwar Sharan, President, Greentech Foundation, New Delhi.

Paradeep Phosphates Limited got the Best Video Film from FAI
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Paradeep Phosphates Limited awarded by FAI for producing Best video Film for Farmers. This film ”Jagruti” is aimed at making farmers aware about different modern techniques of Farming, Soil test etc. PPL got this award 3 times in a row which is a very rare achievement. In a glittering function at New Delhi on 10th December ’14 at New Delhi, Mr DS Ravindra Raju, Director and Mr. Pitabas Routray, General Manager (Mktg. Services) of PPL received the award from Mr. Anannth Kumar, the Union Minister for Fertilizer & Chemicals. Mr. J.K. Mohapatra , Secretary , Ministry of Fertilizers was also present.

Paradeep Phosphates Limited won the “Best Innovative Stall” Award.
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Paradeep Phosphates Limited won the “Best Innovative Stall” Award at CII-Enterprise Odisha-2014. Ms Sukanya Rath, DGM (CC &CSR) and Mr. Sudhi Ranjan Mishra, Manager (CC &CSR) receiving the trophy from Mr. Gokul Chandra Pati, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Odisha on 30th November ’14. Mr. Ansuman Das, Chairman CII-Odisha and Mr. M K Gupta, past Chairman is also present.

PPL bagged Greentech Safety Award.
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Paradeep Phosphates Limited is now a proud recipient of 13th Greentech Safety Award 2014. Mr. D P Singh, Vice President (Opns) and Mr. Nihar Kanti Rout, Sr. Manager (Safety) received the award from Shri Kamaleshwar Sharan, President, Greentech Foundation and Mr. Tamrong Koonopakarn, Vice President, Safety And Health At Work Promotion Association (SHAWPAT), Thailand in a glittering function at Hyderabad on 14th Septemebr ’14. Greentech Safety Awards are presented annually by Greentech Foundation to recognize excellence in fire & safety management.

PPL bagged prestigious IT Awards :
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PPL has bagged 3 more prestigious awards of national repute for Excellence in IT. Mr. V. Seetaramaiah, Group CIO, Paradeep Phosphates Limited, was felicitated and conferred the honours for exceptional contribution in driving business goals through the use of IT, at a grand Ninth Annual CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony by the CIO Magazine of IDG Group, held on 4th & 5th of September 2014, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Pune.

The CIO100 2014 Award - The Dynamic 100
Considered the 'Oscars of the IT industry', CIO100 awards are the most sought-after recognition and its winners represent the crème de la crème of enterprise IT leaders in India. CIO100 winners are recognized on a stage designed to confer the highest honour for exceptional contribution in driving business goals through the use of IT.

The CIO Hall of Fame 2014 Award
CIO Hall of Fame Award is given to a CIO who has won the CIO 100 Award four times, being associated with the same organization on each occasion. The Hall of Fame Awards recognize and felicitate those CIOs who have shown remarkable dedication to excellence in IT, year after year. These men and women are the members of an exclusive club: The CIO Hall of Fame.

The Dynamic Infrastructure Trailblazers 2014 - Special Award
The Dynamic Infrastructure Trailblazer Special Awards presented by Schneider Electric in association with CIO Magazine honour seven of the finest Indian enterprises that have implemented smart, efficient strategies to achieve future-proof infrastructure that keeps their IT ticking, while contributing significantly to an organization's business value.

IT Award for Paradeep Phosphates Limited :
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PPL has bagged the INFOSEC MAESTROS Award 2014. INFOSECURITY LIVE, a Technology Media Brand of BLITZ INDIA uniquely focused on information security, has instituted the INFOSEC MAESTROS Award to recognize, honor & bring talented, innovative & hard working information security professionals into national notice.

Mr. V. Seetaramaiah, Group CIO, Paradeep Phosphates Limited, was one of the winners of the INFOSEC MAESTROS Award, considered as "India's topmost honor for IT Security Leaders" & received it at the Awards ceremony held at Mumbai on 11th April 2014.

Double Delight for Paradeep Phosphates Limited at FAI Annual Seminar :
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Paradeep Phosphates Limited received two prestigious awards at this year's Annual Conference of the Fertilizer Association of India (FAI). The awards are more precious as they were presented on the milestone occasion of FAI's 50th Annual Conference.

PPL received the prestigious Golden Jubilee Award for Transfer of Improved Farm Technologies to the farmers of India, in recognition of the innovative activities undertaken in past five years. The company went on to create a new record by winning the first prize in successive years, in the national level Video Film competition organized by Fertilizer Association of India for the film “Time is Precious”. Mr. D S Ravindra Raju, Chief Operating Officer, received the awards from Mr. Sharad Pawar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Mr. Srikant Jena, Union Minister of Fertilisers & Chemicals respectively in presence of Mr. S S Nandurdikar, MD, PPL in a glittering function at New Delhi on 11th December’ 13.

Odisha TV Award :
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The first ever State level corporate award presented on 9th June ’13 at Bhubaneswar. Around 16 Corporate were awarded for the best performance in their respective Sector. Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL) was awarded as the Best Corporate under Chemical & Fertilizers Industry Category. Ms. Sukanya Rath, DGM (CC & CSR) received the award from Mr. Surya Narayan Patro, Minister of Revenue and Disaster Mitigation, Govt. of Odisha. The other dignitaries present in the occasion were Mr. Abasara Beuria, IFS ( Retd.) and the renowned artist Padma Bibhusahn Raghunath Mohapatra.

Paradeep Phosphates Limited awarded by Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) :
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Paradeep Phosphates Limited won the “FAI Best Video Film” award for the entry “Parivartan (The Change)” for the year 2012 from Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) in their Annual Seminar 2012 held on December 10, 2012 at Agra.

The Video film “Parivartan” depicting the enhancement of soil fertility by use of fertilizers was appreciated by all.

Mr. S S Nandurdikar, Managing Director, PPL along with Mr. D S Ravindra Raju, Chief Operating Officer, PPL received the award from Mr. Srikant Jena, Hon’ble Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India. Mr. Jena advised FAI to dub the film in all regional languages.

Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL) won the Best Theme Stall Award at CII 2012 :
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Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL) won the Best Theme Stall Award at CII - Enterprise Odisha, 2012 held at IDCO Exhibition ground, Bhubaneswar. Our presentation truly reflected the theme “Reviving Economic Growth, Imperatives Of Reforms & Governance.”. The award was presented by Mr. Surjya Narayan Patro, Minister for Revenue & Disaster Mitigation, Govt. of Odisha in presence of Mr. Niranjan Pujari, Minister of Industries and Excise, Govt. of Odisha in the valedictory session of the event on 27th November ’12. This is the third time in last 4 years that PPL has received this award.

Paradeep Phosphates Limited bags the CIO100 Awards - 2012 :
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IDG India’s CIO magazine has awarded the CIO100 Award to Paradeep Phosphates Limited at the 7h annual CIO100 awards on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at Hyderabad. The annual award program recognizes organizations that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Vijay Ramachandran, Editor-in-Chief, CIO India added, “Our hearty congratulations to Paradeep Phosphates Limited for demonstrating excellence in IT through innovation and business leadership. Paradeep Phosphates Limited, a leading manufacturer of Phosphatic Fertilizers in India, since its privatization in Feb 2002, has been consistently deploying innovative IT solutions to achieve operational excellence, business process efficiencies as well as business agility. In addition to the CIO100 Award, Paradeep Phosphates Limited, was also conferred with the Networking Pioneer Award 2012. PPL was the winner among 200 finalists. ”

Mr. V. Seetaramaiah, Group CIO felicitated in a grand ceremony by Mr. David Hill, President and CEO of IDG International Publishing Services and Chairman, FIPP.

PPL wins prestigious Frost & Sullivan GMEA Award for 2012 :
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Paradeep Phosphates Limited’s has won Frost & Sullivan’s Green Manufacturing Excellence Awards (GMEA) 2012. It won the award under “Aspirants Award - Large Business” Category.

Frost & Sullivan's Green Manufacturing Excellence Awards were instituted in 2009 to assist the adoption of sustainable environment friendly manufacturing practices in Indian companies and also to recognize the front runners on this platform. These awards serve to highlight the commitment of organizations in their journey towards sustainability, through participation as a responsible corporate in caring for the environment.

The 2012 edition of Green Manufacturing Excellence Summit and Awards took place on 27th April 2012 at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai. Mr. Kiran M. Joshi, VP (O&CP) received the award from Mr. Raghavendra Rao, Vice President, Frost & Sullivan, South Asia & Middle East.

UCCI Felicitates PPL :
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The Utkal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI) awarded Paradeep Phosphates Limited (PPL) as the “Best Performing Company” of Odisha for the year 2011-12 in the Mega Industry Category.

This award was presented on February 23, 2012 by Mr. Prafulla Chandra Ghadai, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of Odisha on the closing ceremony of “Electricity Odisha 2012”. The award is given by UCCI to the industries on the basis of their performance, product quality, turnover etc. The Award committee appreciated PPL’s effort on its compound achievement of last year.

The award was received by Mr. Sankarsan Acharya, Advisor (Corporate Affairs) and Dr. Suvendu Das, General Manager (HR), of PPL. Mr. Vivek Pattanayak, Chairman Award Committee and Mr. Ramesh Mahapatra, President, UCCI were present on the occasion.

SAP Award For PPL :
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PPL has won the prestigious SAP ACE 2010 award for the "Best Run Business using SAP in the Chemicals category". The award is given by SAP INDIA. Mr. V. Seetaramaiah, GM (IT) received the award from Mr. Peter Gartenberg Managing Director, SAP India Sub-continent at a glittering function at Mumbai on 21st October '2010.

BMC's Nagara Bandhu Award :
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Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) presented the “Nagara Bandhu” Award to Paradeep Phosphates Ltd. on Local Self Government Day – 31st August ’10. This award recognizes PPL’s endeavour in beautifying the city; particularly the areas adjacent to Rabindra Mandap and its Corporate Office. Mr. S. Acharya, Advisor – Corporate Affairs, received the memento and citation from Mr. Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister. Mr. Prasanna Patsani, MP, Mr. Ananta Narayan Jena, Mayor, BMC and distinguished guests were present on the occasion.

Best CIO Award for PPL :
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PPL has received the Best CIO Award for the state of Odisha in the small and medium enterprises category. The award was announced by Mr. P. K. Mohapatra, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, IT, Govt. of Odisha and Chairman, OCAC. Mr. V. Seetaramaiah, GM (IT), PPL received the award from Mr. Sanjeev Nayak, ex President and current member of the IT Association of Odisha (ITAO) at the awards function jointly held by ITAO and OCAC at the KIIT Convention Centre, Bhubaneshwar on 6th March 2010.

PPL wins FAI Award :
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PPL won the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) ‘Award for the Best Overall Performance of an Operating Fertilizer Unit for Phosphoric Acid for 2008-09’. The prestigious award was presented by Mr. K. Raghuveera Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, and was received by Mr. J. P. Bargale, VP (Mktg.), PPL, in the presence of Mr. M. K. Azhagiri, Union Minister, Govt. of India, Mr. S. Krishnan, Secretary (Fertilisers), Dept. of Fertilisers, Govt. of India, and others during the glittering ceremony of FAI’s Annual Seminar in Convention Center, Hyderabad Marriott Hotel, Hyderabad on December 3, 2009.

UCCI Felicitates PPL :
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On the occasion of its Annual day on 9th September 2009, the Utkal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (UCCI) felicitated Paradeep Phosphates Ltd. as the 'Most Successful Entrepreneur of the Year 2009' in the Mega Industry category in Orissa. Mr. R. Raghunathan, Vice President (F&A) received the memento and citation from Hon’ble Chief Minister of Orissa, Mr. Naveen Pattnaik. Mr. Baijayant Panda, MP, and Mr. N. Mohanty, President, UCCI were present on the occasion.

FAI Award for Video Film
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PPL won the year 2007-08 Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) Award for the Second Best Video Film for its entry "New Horizon". This award was received by Mr. J. P. Bargale, VP (Mktg.) from Mr. Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Fertilizers & Chemicals, Govt. of India in the presence of a distinguished gathering during the glittering ceremony of FAI's Annual Seminar at Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi on 05th December, 2008.

ICC Felicitates PPL
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Indian Chemical Council (ICC) conferred the Certificate of Merit for Best Practice in Social Responsibility to PPL. Mr. J. P. Bargale, VP (Mktg.) received the award at a grand ceremony in Mumbai on 26th July, 2008 from the Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Mr. S. C. Jamir.