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16th March 2021

Nand Ghar Conferred With Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative By Rajasthan Government

Udaipur, 16 March, 2021: Vedanta Nand Ghar, an Anil Agarwal Foundation Initiative, has been awarded the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative under the ‘Indira Mahila Shakti Protsahan Evam Samman Yojana’ by the Rajasthan Government.

As part of the International Women’s day celebrations, the award was given by Honourable Minister of State, Smt. Mamta Bhupesh, Women and Child Development, Govt. of Rajasthan at the Amrita Haat in Jaipur on 14th March 2021, at a state level festival organized by the Department Women and Child Development, Govt of Rajasthan, that aims to promote entrepreneurial abilities among rural women.

Smt. Mamta Bhupesh, Minister for Women and Child Development, Govt. of Rajasthan appreciated Nand Ghar for its contribution towards the development of the community and also recognized Nand Ghar’s work towards the upliftment of children, women, and the community in the state.

Nand Ghar has 1185 centres spread across 12 districts in Rajasthan that provide best in class facilities to the children and women for their overall growth and development.

The journey of Nand Ghar started in 2015 as a dream project of the Vedanta Chairman, Shri Anil Agarwal. A network of model anganwadis, Nand Ghar provides pre-school education through e-learning, BaLa designs and smart kits. Along with education, children are also provided with nutritious meals and health facilities for their unhindered growth. Nand Ghar also aims to strengthen skill and entrepreneurship among rural women. With the Vision to transform the lives of 8.5 crore children and 2 crore women across 13.7 lakh anganwadis the Nand Ghars are set up in a collaboration with the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development.

With more than 2100 centres, the Nand Ghar project is now spread across 10 states – Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Assam, Himanchal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The project aims to touch the lives of 4 million community members while directly impacting around 2 lakh children and 1.8 lakh women on an annual basis.

Nand Ghars are equipped with solar panels to ensure 24X7 electricity, water purifiers, clean toilets and smart television sets, and have become a model resource centre for the local communities. Pre-school education is provided to children in the age group of 3-6 years. Nutritious meals and take-home rations are being provided for children, pregnant and lactating women. Primary healthcare services are rendered through mobile health vans & telemedicine facilities and women are empowered through skilling, credit linkage and enterprise development.

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.