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Ms. Dipti Agrawal

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21st May 2021

Hindustan Zinc’s bottling plant setup in record 5 days supports with 10,000 oxygen cylinders

  • Bottling plant was setup with a capacity of 500 cylinders/ day
  • Additional support of 160 MT liquid oxygen coming to 26,000 cylinders
  • Support extended in 6 districts – Udaipur, Rajsamand, Dungarpur, Sirohi, Jalore and Bhilwara

Udaipur, 21 May 2021 – In time of a critical need of oxygen in the state, Hindustan Zinc has dedicated its entire supply of oxygen from its plant in Rajsamand to the Rajasthan government and local authorities. The company, which had setup an oxygen bottling plant at their Dariba location (Rajsamand district) in a record time of 5 days earlier this month, has now supplied over 10,000 cylinders of medical oxygen. Apart from the 10,000 cylinders HZL has also supported local authorities with an additional ~160 MT of liquid oxygen, providing a total of ~260 MT oxygen till now. The company is committed to a constant supply of ~10 MT oxygen daily in the form of liquid and cylinders.

Extending his appreciation to the team, Mr Sahiram Vishnoi, General Manager – District Industrial Centre Rajsamand said, “During such time of distress, Hindustan Zinc has helped our communities with a daily supply of 500-600 cylinders in hospitals of six districts of Rajasthan. With this help, we are ensuring that there is no shortage of oxygen under any emergency situation. It is commendable how the team worked on this plant with a quick turnaround of five days to support with a dedicated and no cost oxygen supply.”

Post an approval from PESO and Drug Controller Jaipur for the oxygen to be of medical use, HZL’s Dariba plant was slightly modified and the infrastructure was adjusted to load tankers as an emergency requirement and supply liquid oxygen to Government through Cryogenic tankers. The bottling plant was also setup to convert available gaseous oxygen to higher pressure through gas oxygen compressor and fill cylinders for use in hospitals.

The company has even extended the support to the health Administration, by disinfecting areas by spraying & fumigating with Sodium Hypochlorite solution and providing medical gears like masks, sanitizers & Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). So far, around one lakh litres of Sodium Hypochlorite solution have been procured for sanitization purposes.

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.