Vedanta Lanjigarh Embraces the Spirit of Giving

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Lanjigarh, Kalahandi District, Odisha, 6th February, 2024- Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh, India’s premier producer of metallurgical grade alumina and a part of Vedanta Aluminium, recently celebrated the joy of giving with the local community in Lanjigarh. To nurture inclusive growth and strengthen Vedanta’s spirit of serving and connecting with the local communities around its operations, Mr. Pranab Bhattacharyya, CEO of Vedanta Lanjigarh, and his colleagues set out for a bounteous journey to 5 different villages, reaching out to more than 500 community members.

The day was celebrated on a heartfelt note with underprivileged families, by sharing new clothes and blankets, nourishing meals, sports equipment and gear, with chocolates & snacks for children, free health check-ups, while engaging in various fun activities such as dancing and singing with the community members, celebrating the local culture.  

Vedanta Lanjigarh wholeheartedly embraces the essence of immersing itself in the lives of the community to foster meaningful connections and making a positive impact on the well-being of the community. In this spirit, the company ushered in the new year with a heartfelt tone that brought smiles and joy to the lives of children, the elderly, and families alike.

Sharing his experience, Mr. Pranab Kumar Bhattacharyya, CEO- Alumina Business, Vedanta Ltd- said, “Significant occasions become truly memorable when we embrace diverse cultures. At Vedanta Lanjigarh, our continuous effort is to forge close bonds with communities, fostering meaningful connections. I firmly believe that the true measure of business and leadership excellence lies in the robust camaraderie established at the grassroots with the community. Vedanta Lanjigarh places high regard for this ethos, evident in our festive togetherness and commitment to building enduring relationships.”

Appreciating the initiative, Mr. Chanchala Majhi, Sarpanch from Anajodi village, expressed, “Vedanta Lanjigarh has always been at the forefront when it comes community welfare. It was a remarkable moment to see such senior leaders coming together to meet us, eat with us and engage with the children. I thank Vedanta Lanjigarh for always extending their high regard for us and to all the other community members.” 

Vedanta Lanjigarh’s social interventions in the domains of sustainable livelihood, quality education, women empowerment, health, water and sanitation and community infrastructure reach out to over 67 villages and nearby areas. It empowers more than 4000 women from over 378 SHGs; provides qualitative and doorstep healthcare services to about 60,000 people annually; established Lanjigarh’s first English-medium school- DAV Vedanta International School; nurturing 4000 children and 800 women in over 200 Nand Ghars equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and empowering around 200 youth through sports and skill training initiatives.

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.29 million tonnes in FY23. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 1st in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment 2023 world rankings for the 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.

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