The Nirali Memorial Medical Trust (NMMT), founded by Mr. A.M. Naik, Group Chairman, L&T, will set up a speciality cancer hospital at Navsari, Gujarat, and the Tata Trusts will manage the operations of the facility. On July 11, 2018, an agreement to this effect was signed between Nirali Memorial Medical Trust and the Tata Trusts, in the presence of Mr. A.M. Naik and Mr. Ratan N. Tata.
The mission of the proposed hospital at Navsari is to benefit the needy sections of society in their fight against cancer. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. A.M. Naik said, “Availability of modern health care facilities is a prerequisite for social progress and well-being. The Nirali Memorial Medical Trust is committed to bringing the benefits of advanced medical treatment to all sections of the society. Nirali Memorial Medical Trust’s initiatives are helping needy patients, especially from disadvantaged sections of the society, to get the best care at an affordable cost. The Tata Trusts are well respected across India for their path breaking initiatives in the field of cancer care and I am delighted with this partnership between Nirali Memorial Medical Trust and the Tata Trusts for setting up a speciality cancer hospital at Navsari.”
Lauding the initiative, Mr. Ratan N. Tata commented, “Cancer needs to be tackled on a war footing. Mr. Naik’s initiative, which should be emulated, will go a long way in making cancer care affordable and accessible.”
NMMT will create the hospital infrastructure with advanced facilities and install state-of-the-art equipment while Tata Trusts will be responsible for patient care and day-to-day operations. The comprehensive cancer care hospital at Navsari will have facilities that range from clinical Pathology, High-end Linear Accelerator, Histopathology, Biochemistry, USG, Digital X-Ray and Mammography to CT simulators, Brachytherapy OPDs as well as major Operation Theatres. The upcoming centre will also be a part of the overall network of cancer centres being established by the Tata Trusts across the country.
L&T Construction & Mining Machinery Business held special interactive sessions for its high-profile customers from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra in Hyderabad and Mumbai recently. The forums afforded these customers the chance to closely interact with L&T’s top management, including L&T CEO & MD Mr. S.N. Subrahmanyan and exchange views and ideas most relevant to their industry sectors.
Mr. Arvind K. Garg, Executive Vice-President, Construction & Mining Machinery, L&T, introduced the customers to SNS with a brief on each one covering road construction, irrigation, overburden removal and general construction. In his address, Mr. Subrahmanyan appreciated the role of customers in delivering key projects and assured them of L&T’s commitment to ensuring high equipment uptime and superior performance. He stressed that innovation and digitalization were the new levers of growth, immediate adoption of which could help transform their business into profitable ventures.
Mr. Garg described L&T’s journey with the customers in nation building as eventful, and affirmed that L&T had been continuously evolving to provide customers with upgraded service infrastructure and high-performance products. He thanked them for reposing their faith in L&T.
L&T and IIT Bombay (IIT-B) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Technical Leadership Programme (TLP) for the Defence Business. The MoU was signed in the presence of Mr. J.D. Patil, Whole-Time Director (Defence) and Member of L&T Board, Mr. Yogi Sriram, Sr. Vice President, Corporate HR & Member of L&T Executive Committee, Prof. Devang V. Khakhar, Director, IIT-B and teams from L&T Corporate HR and IIT-B.
L&T has been at the forefront of technology leadership and for L&T Defence, the TLP is a key business differentiator and value driver. TLP is a one-of-its-kind programme that will help L&T to identify and groom high-calibre technical talent. It has been designed and deployed in partnership with IIT-B and comprises a multi-stage selection criteria across core technical disciplines.
A paper titled “Environmental Efforts in Construction Projects - Snapshots”, authored by Dr. Krishna Nirmala Sen, Head EHS, MMH, and Mr. Vimal Raj, Sr. Engineer, EHS, was presented at the 105th Indian Science Congress (ISC) 2018. The paper was presented as a poster during the ISC at Manipur University by Mr. Vimal Raj under the “Environmental Sciences Section” in March, earlier this year.
In this paper, attempts were made to study various construction-related environmental hazards and the steps that can be taken to mitigate the adverse effects. During the study it was found that most of these steps are not difficult to adopt and may be implemented as well as sustained without much investment and difficulty in execution. This could also lead to cost reduction and sustainability achievement.
L&T Construction and Mining Machinery Business’ Supply Chain operations got a fillip with the opening of the new Central Warehouse in Nagpur. The facility was inaugurated by Mr. Arvind K. Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head, Construction and Mining Machinery Business, L&T, amidst a gathering of senior management members from Komatsu and Scania. Many key customers and authorized dealers from all over India participated in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Garg said the new facility would help in improving parts support and achieve faster turnaround. He appreciated the team effort in timely completion of the new facility and shifting of the inventory. “In Service lies Success”, he said would continue to guide all our customer-centric activities.
The new L&T Central Warehouse occupies floor space of around 80,000 Sq.ft with 22 ft. height, enabling higher vertical stacking with a storage volume of 15 Lakh Cu.ft. Mezzanine floor has provision for 15,000 storage locations to take care of lightweight items. The Warehouse has well-ventilated storage space with heat-shield lining in the ceiling area which keeps the in-house temperature less than outside 4 to 5 deg C during summers. It is equipped with adequate forklifts, stackers, hand pallet trucks and portable ladders and multiple loading / unloading docks which will help in quick turnaround of trucks enabling higher operational efficiency.
L&T had established its Central Warehouse in Nagpur more than 15 years ago to cater to its customers pan-India as well as supporting parts depots operated by dealers at strategic locations. With advances in supply chain management and warehouse modernization, L&T has planned this new facility to cater to growing volume.
Giving impetus to its after-market support, L&T Construction & Mining Machinery has added a new Service Centre in Singrauli, the heartland of India’s coal industry. The new facility was inaugurated by Mr. Arvind K. Garg, Executive Vice-President & Head, Construction & Mining Machinery Business, L&T on May 18, 2018, in the presence of its principals and a large gathering of customers from public sector and private companies.
Mr. Gunadhar Pandey, Director (Technical), Northern Coalfields Limited; Mr. P.S.R.K. Sastry, Director (Finance), Northern Coalfields Limited; Mr. Russell Conley, Chief Project Director, Reliance Power-Sasan; Mr. Masaaki Kamizono, Managing Director, Komatsu India Private Limited; Mr. Jimmy Renstrom, Chief Financial Officer, Scania Commercial Vehicles India Private Limited and Mr. V. Prabhakar Reddy, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, participated in the event.
The Service Centre is located at Audyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam industrial area at Waidhan, M.P., around 30 km from Singrauli and 210 km from Varanasi. It incorporates advanced facilities to take up overhaul and repair of over 1000-strong fleet of L&T/Komatsu/Scania equipment engaged in overburden removal and in mining projects in this area. The fleet includes Off-highway Dump Trucks, Crawler Dozers, Hydraulic Excavators, Wheel Loaders, Motor Graders and Tipper Trucks. Engines, Transmissions, Axles, Hydraulic Assemblies and other aggregates fitted on to these Construction and Mining equipment shall also be taken up for overhauling in the Service Centre.
Spread over 10,080 sqm, the service centre has a well laid out workshop with epoxy flooring and equipped with overhead cranes, dust-free cooling system, special fixtures and tools for carrying out repairs of major machines and components. The facility is environment-friendly with an ergonomically designed workshop, rain water harvesting, sewage & effluent treatment plant and fire-protection system.
With an increasing machine population in the coal-belt area of Singrauli, L&T felt it prudent to open a Service Centre to take up overhaul and repairs of mining equipment as well as aggregates. The location of the Service Centre in proximity of the mining belt would reduce the lead time for repairs and help in stepping up the equipment availability, which is so crucial in the production cycle of the mines.