Bhoomi Pujan of Vedanta Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre

27th January 2021

Jharsuguda, Odisha; 27 January 2021: Vedanta Jharsuguda, India’s largest producer of aluminium and value-added products, marked an auspicious beginning to the commencement of construction of the Vedanta Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre at Jharsuguda. Shri. Naba Kisore Das, Hon’ble Minister – Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha, performed Bhoomi Pujan for the project, in the presence of Shri. Suresh Pujari, Hon’ble Member of Parliament – Bargarh, Shri. Kishore Kumar Mohanty, Hon’ble MLA – Brajarajnagar, Shri. Saroj Kumar Samal, District Magistrate & Collector – Jharsuguda, and Shri. Lal Mohan Routray, Chief District Medical Officer – Jharsuguda, Mr. CN Singh, CEO – Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, and other eminent dignitaries of the region.

A collaboration between Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda and SRL Diagnostics, the Vedanta Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre will be an advanced state-of-the-art multispecialty facility. It will aid in greater penetration of medical services in the hinterland, bringing specialized medical services to the doorsteps of Jharsuguda citizenry. The centre shall offer over 500 tests and specialized services like Radiology, Mammography, ECG/PFT/TMT, Vision, Digital X-Ray, Audiometry, among others.

Speaking about the awards, Mr. CN Singh, CEO – Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, said, “Vedanta has been a long-time partner in the socio-economic progress of Odisha, especially Jharsuguda, where we operate one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters. We are thankful to the Govt. of Odisha, District Administration, members of the community and our well-wishers for their kind association and unfaltering support over the years. Our community development interventions in the field of sustainable livelihood, healthcare, quality education and infrastructure have transformed the socio-economic fabric of the region. The Vedanta Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre, our upcoming community welfare project, shall cater to nearly 5 lakh citizens of Jharsuguda as well as nearby areas, bolstering the state of healthcare in the region.”

Shri. Naba Kishore Das Hon’ble Minister – Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha, said, “I welcome Vedanta’s Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre project for Jharsuguda, and I hope that more such CSR initiatives will be rolled out  by Vedanta for the people of Jharsuguda in the future.”

Vedanta’s social interventions in the domains of sustainable livelihood, women empowerment, quality education, health, water and sanitation, bio-investment and community infrastructure reach out to a total of 72 villages in Jharsuguda and nearby areas, benefiting nearly 80,000 people in a year. It empowers more than 4000 women from over 335 SHGs, provides doorstep healthcare services to about 32,000 people annually, gives educational support to more than 6400 students, has planted more than 1.48 lakh trees in partnership with the community, and built 570 plus infrastructural projects at community level.

Vedanta is India’s largest producer of the green metal, aluminium, operating a world-class 1.6 MTPA aluminium smelter and 3615 MW thermal power generation facility in Jharsuguda, Odisha. The only Indian smelter in the global ‘1 Million Tonne’ production and export club, Vedanta Jharsuguda is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications across core industries. With one of the largest technically qualified and diverse workforces in the country, the company is working towards a sustainable and greener future for all by spurring emerging applications of aluminium, the ‘Metal of the Future’.

About Vedanta Limited:

Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa, Namibia, and Australia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Vedanta has put in place a comprehensive framework dedicating itself to the highest ESG standards to emerge as leaders in this space. It is among the 24 Indian companies who are signatories to the ‘Declaration of the Private Sector on Climate Change’ and is committed to decarbonizing its operations by 2050. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company’s flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars, have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the umbrella entity for Vedanta’s social initiatives, the Vedanta group has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on social impact programmes with a thrust on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare, and grass-root level sports. Vedanta and the group companies company have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020, CSR Health Impact Award 2020, CII National Award 2020 for Excellence in Water Management, CII Digital Transformation Award 2020, ICSI National Award 2020 for excellence in Corporate Governance, People First HR Excellence Award 2020, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and certified as a Great Place to Work 2021. Vedanta’s flagship Nand Ghar Project was identified as best CSR project by Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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About Vedanta Aluminium Business:

Vedanta Aluminium Business, a part of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of Aluminium, producing almost half of India’s aluminium or 1.96 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in FY21. Vedanta is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class Aluminium Smelters, Alumina Refinery and Power Plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.

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