IOCL gifts ‘Bandicoot’, robotic scavenger to clear Kumbakonam’s sewers

IOCL gifts ‘Bandicoot’, robotic  scavenger to clear Kumbakonam’s sewers

IOCL gifts ‘Bandicoot’, robotic scavenger to clear Kumbakonam’s sewers

Chennai, July 31:
IndianOil Tamilnadu contributed under its CSR initiatives, an innovative product, the Robotic Scavenger – BANDICOOT, to support the mission of cleaning the sewers of the temple town, Kumbakonam.
The machine was launched by G. Prakash, Commissioner of Municipal Administration, Tamil Nadu in the presence of M. Pradeep Kumar, Sub-Collector, Kumbakonam, K. Uma Maheswari, Municipal Commissioner, Kumbakonam Municipality, Vimal Govind, Chief Executive Officer, Genrobotics, S. Seetharaman, General Manager (HR), IndianOil Tamilnadu State Office, K. Babu Narendra, Chief Divisional Retail Sales Manager, IndianOil Trichy Divisional Office and other IndianOil officials.
G. Prakash, while launching the BANDICOOT, appreciated the efforts of IndianOil in reaching out to the poor and needy and supporting the District Administration and Municipalities with innovative CSR Projects. He also presented a Certificate of Appreciation to IndianOil for this unique initiative.
“There are about 5000 Manholes in Kumbakonam Municipality which are to be regularly cleaned. The Municipality has been cleaning approximately 400-500 Sewer manholes a month by using Mechanical Arms. The procedure is cumbersome and involves manual intervention at times. In order to automate these works, IndianOil has provided the Man-hole cleaning Robot – BANDICOOT under CSR”, said K. Uma Maheswari, Muncipal Commissioner, Kumbakonam Municipality.

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