Vedanta Aluminium’s Jal Sewa Shibir a big hit with Bhubaneshwar citizens

7th June 2022

  • Around 10,000 citizens benefited from Vedanta’s Jal Sewa Shibir every day

Bhubaneswar; 7th June, 2022: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, launched Jal Sewa Shibirs in 15 strategic locations of Bhubaneswar last month in view of the scorching heatwaves. These have been a big hit with the local citizens. Through these outlets, cold drinking water, lemonade and buttermilk are being provided to about 10,000 citizens every day free of cost, in collaboration with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation. This initiative is being carried out by Auto Mahasangh and NGO Disha, led by the all-women startup Biogram.

Citizens who have benefited from these camps in times of need are full of praise for this community welfare initiative of Vedanta Aluminium. Bhola Mohanty, who came to the AIIMS Hospital area Jal Shibir to drink buttermilk said that the quality of facilities being provided in Vedanta Aluminium’s camp was excellent. Traveler Suyash Mohapatra, who benefited from the camp operated in the master canteen area, said that during summer season it is necessary for people to keep themselves hydrated. Given the intensity of heatwaves in Bhubaneswar, he commended Vedanta Aluminium for offering buttermilk and lemonade as well to the people. Chandan Kar, a student who visited the camp at KIITS Square area, said that many organizations had voluntarily started Jal Sewa Shibir in the vicinity to provide drinking water, but closed them very soon. On the other hand, Vedanta Aluminium’s camps have been running for a month now and offer multiple beverages for the public to quench their thirst.

Appreciating the camps of Vedanta Aluminium, Ms. Sulochana Das, Mayor of Bhubaneswar, said that this is a very important initiative, which will help needy people in this scorching heat. Arrangements have also been made for animals and birds.

Mr. Rahul Sharma, CEO – Vedanta Aluminium said, “It heartens me to see our Jal Sewa Shibir help lakhs of Bhubaneswar’s citizens in times of need. Vedanta Aluminium’s social endeavours are aimed at improving the quality of life of Odisha’s people and we remain committed to their wellbeing.”

Mr. T.K. Chand, President – Business Development & Strategy, Vedanta Aluminium, said, “Serving water to someone is a part of the hospitality tradition of our country. I am happy to see more than 2.5 lakh citizens benefited from Vedanta Aluminium’s Jal Shibir so far.”

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 4th in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2021 world rankings for aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. 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. www.vedantaaluminium.com

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 and Namibia. 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 to be the ESG leader in the natural resources sector. Vedanta is committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner and has pledged $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the transition to net zero operations. 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.

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About Vedanta Aluminium Business:

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium at 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. 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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For Further Information, Please Contact:

Ms. Sonal Choithani
Chief Communications Officer
Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd.
Sonal[dot]Choithani[at]vedanta[dot]co[dot]in
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