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20th April 2021

Hindustan Zinc provides oxygen to local governing bodies in fight against COVID 19

– Hindustan Zinc supplied 1500 litres industrial oxygen to Udaipur health administration

-Liquid industrial oxygen will be used through clinical procedures for medical treatment of patients

Udaipur:  COVID 19 cases have been rapidly rising in the state causing a huge influx of patients in hospitals and a shortage of oxygen for respiratory treatments. To meet this shortage, Hindustan Zinc took the initiative of providing industrial oxygen supply to hospitals as a substitute for oxygen. The company transported a 1000 litre liquid oxygen tanker from its industrial oxygen plant at Rajpura Dariba Complex to RNT medical college at Udaipur.

Appreciating the efforts and significant contribution by Hindustan Zinc, the Udaipur district collector Chetan Devra said, “With an increase in COVID cases, there is an increase in the requirement of oxygen as well. Most of the patients being admitted to hospitals are such critical cases who require oxygen in their treatment. I really wish to appreciate Hindustan Zinc’s efforts because once I made a request to provide oxygen, they started sending 5000 litres liquid oxygen per day with the help of their plant at Dariba. On behalf of entire Administration I again thank Hindustan Zinc for their persistent efforts in battling COVID.

Hindustan Zinc’s CEO Mr. Arun Misra said, “At Hindustan Zinc, we believe in the philosophy of ‘people first’ and are committed to support our communities and local administration in every way possible.

As a responsible organisation, we’ve started supplying liquid oxygen to help the gap in availability of oxygen in treating COVID patients in hospitals. Hindustan Zinc has set aside 100% of its liquid oxygen production facility in Dariba smelter to supply oxygen.

Since 2011, Hindustan Zinc has been 100% self-sufficient in terms of commercial oxygen supply thanks to its industrial oxygen plant at Dariba. The plant has a capacity to produce 4-5MT/day of liquid oxygen and the same is stored in tanks with capacity 2.50MT. The atmosphere air is converted to oxygen through a cryogenic process which gives the highest purity of oxygen and the resultant product is used in process plant, part of which in liquid form and is stored in the tanks. The plant has dedicated 100% of its monthly production of 150MT oxygen to hospitals. This oxygen will be undergo clinical procedures to be used for medical treatments of critical patients.

About Hindustan Zinc Limited

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company has its Headquarter at Udaipur in the State of Rajasthan where it has its Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes. Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and also has ventured into green energy by setting up wind power plants. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and globally 7th in Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2020 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company, a member of the FTSE4Good Index and has scored ‘A’ rating by CDP for climate change.

Being a people-first company, Hindustan Zinc believes in inculcating the values of Trust and Excellence to have a culture of high-performance in its workforce. The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2021’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and the People First HR Excellence Award.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working to improve the lives of rural and tribal people residing near its business locations. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and are currently reaching out to 500,000 people in 184 core villages of Rajasthan and 5 in Uttarakhand. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about 77% of growing Zinc market in India.