Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 (IANS) The plush Poovar Island Resort in Kerala Monday received the prestigious National Energy Conservation Award-2013 from President Pranab Mukherjee.
Speaking to IANS, M.R. Narayanan, managing director of the company that owns the resort, said 829 industrial units and establishments in the country vied for this prestigious award and they were proud that their resort won.
"We had undertaken numerous measures like introduction of a solar power boat, a heating system using waste generated there and a bio-gas plant at the resort resulting in saving of considerable energy.
"We will be undertaking further measures in the coming years to save and generate power using non-conventional sources with the aim of achieving an energy neutral position," he said.
The resort is located near the Kovalam beach and it can be reached only by a boat.