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    Largest rooftop solar power plant in the Indian telecom sector with 100 KWp rating
    Will save close to 26 thousand liters of diesel per annum
    Non penetrating roof solar power plant - first of its kind in India
     
    Lucknow, January 20, 2013: Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has powered up its core location with Solar Power at Gangaganj, Lucknow. This location is one of the major switching and routing centre, which processes the voice & data traffic for the telecom operator.
     
    The 100KWp non penetrating rooftop Solar power plant is the first of its kind in the Indian telecom industry and will save close to 26 thousand liters of diesel per year. Going forward, the company is planning to replicate similar power plants in 6 other Core Locations generating close to 300 KWp of solar energy. The project has received 30% subsidy from the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE).
     
    Jagbir Singh – Director, Network Services Group, Bharti Airtel said, "State-of-the-art technology adoptions, best in class infrastructure deployments and a customer focused approach are key enablers to provide seamless experience to the customers. We believe that our responsibility does not cease at providing superior quality to our customers. At Airtel we continuously evaluate the impact of our activities on the society and environment. It is our constant endeavor to develop innovative solutions that help us drive environmental conservation. Gangaganj solar power plant is a concrete move in line with our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and contribute towards building an inclusive society."
     
    Bharti Airtel has recently launched its first Sustainability Report on India Operations. Along with various partners, the company has been working to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions in its operations and has reported 11% reduction in GHG emissions per terabyte in network infrastructure in 2011-12.
     
    About Bharti Airtel
    Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 260 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2012. To know more please visit, www.airtel.in.