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JSPL gets Odisha Inc CSR Leadership Award




 Naveen Jindal-promoted Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has been conferred with the “Odisha Inc CSR Leadership Award” for its outstanding work in implementing social development initiatives under the Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.

JSPL Executive Vice President & Group Head (CSR & Education) Prashant Kumar Hota received the award from noted journalist Vinod Dua and eminent poet KN Daruwalla during Odisha Living Legend Award ceremony organized by web news portal www.orissadiary.com here on Saturday.

Receiving the award, Hota said, “As envisioned by our Chairman Sri Naveen Jindal ji, JSPL is fully committed in improving the quality of life of the local community on a holistic basis. JSPL Foundation, led by Smt Shallu Jindal ji has been forging project partnerships with the community and collaborating with the Government agencies to execute multi dimensional sustainable social development projects focused upon the socially vulnerable and the under privileged especially in and around JSPL's operational areas as well as across the concerned districts.”

JSPL, with Rs 45,000 crore investment in Odisha, is one of the biggest investors in the State; and has built the largest steel plant of the state at Angul and India’s biggest iron ore pelletisation complex at Barbil in Keonjhar district.

The Company has initiated several programmes for supporting socio-economic, educational and health development of the people in Odisha. It has successfully partnered with government, civil society and community to bring positive changes in lives of more than 1 lakh people in 80 villages in the State, especially in Angul, Keonjhar and Sundergarh districts. All the CSR interventions in project mode are being steered by JSPL Foundation, under the leadership of Shallu Jindal.

Some of the major CSR initiatives by JSPL in Odisha are: Kishori Express for addressing the problem of anaemia amongst 25,000  adolescent girls in 324  revenue villages, Telemedicine Centre to facilitate affordable and accessible quality healthcare services, community plantation and creation of more than 100 water harvesting structures, pre-school and school education, scholarship support for meritorious students, Support for Community Teacher to improve quality of education, providing food and nutrition support to more than 1,000 tribal students, Watershed Development programme in partnership with NABARD – first of its kind in Odisha over a catchment of about 4,000 acres, Community  Infrastructure building to improve public convenience, promotion of rural sports and culture, construction of 250-bed hostel at Bonai for tribal girl children, women empowerment through promotion of farm and non-farm based   micro enterprises  promotion, supporting Swachh Bharat programme, enriching national skill pool through OP Jindal Community College and control of HIV with more than 2 lakh persons volunteering for HIV tests through its Integrated Council and Testing Centre (ICTC).






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