Jharsuguda : Vedanta Aluminium, Indiaâ€™s largest producer of aluminium, organized a voluntary blood donation camp at its Aluminium Smelter operations in Jharsuguda, Odisha, to support local blood banks. Employees, families and business partners joined in the blood donation camp, and around 210 units of blood were donated to the Red Cross Blood Bank at Burla and Odisha Red Cross Blood Bank at Jharsuguda. In FY22, Vedanta Aluminium contributed more than 340 units of blood to support local blood banks in and around Jharsuguda through employee volunteerism.
Speaking about Vedanta Jharsugudaâ€™s blood donation drive, Sunil Gupta, CEO â€“ Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, said, â€œBlood donation is a noble cause that goes on to save many lives and we are glad to play our part in this endeavour. It heartens us to see our employees, business partners, and their families come forward to help our local blood banks in providing timely and effective care to the needy. Our community health endeavours are aimed at improving the quality of life in the region and form an integral part of our social interventions. At Jharsuguda, our deep interventions in the realms of sustainable livelihood, quality education, skill development, womenâ€™s empowerment and community infrastructure are aimed at bringing about socio-economic transformation in the lives of local communities.â€
Vedanta Jharsuguda provides a wide spectrum of basic and specialized health services in and near its areas of operations in Jharsuguda, including an upcoming advanced state-of-the-art multispecialty facility â€“ the Vedanta Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre, which shall offer over 500 tests and specialized services like Radiology, Mammography, ECG/PFT/TMT, Vision, Digital X-Ray, Audiometry, among others. The company operates Mobile Health Units in its areas of operation, providing basic healthcare services to more than 55,000 people annually, across 28 remote villages. Vedanta Aluminium also organizes various health camps for local communities in and around Jharsuguda. The blood donation camp was organised in association with Sambad Media House and the blood banks of Burla and Jharsuguda.
Appreciating the volunteersâ€™ contribution, Dr. Kalpesh Kakkad, in-charge ofÂ Burla Red Cross Blood Bank, Jharsuguda, â€œMega blood donation drives ensure that blood banks are well-stocked for emergencies. I commend the employees and business partners of Vedanta Aluminium Jharsuguda for admirably stepping forward for this noble cause. The blood units donated by the employee volunteers shall prove to be a boon in saving numerous lives in the coming days.â€
Vedantaâ€™s social interventions in the domains of sustainable livelihood, quality education, women empowerment, health, water and sanitation, bio-investment and community infrastructure reach out to over 79 villages in Jharsuguda and nearby areas, benefiting nearly 1.7 lakh people in a year. It empowers more than 4000 women from over 339 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 locals at the community level.
Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is Indiaâ€™s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of Indiaâ€™s aluminium i.e., 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. The company operates a world-class 1.75 MTPA aluminium smelter and 3615 MW thermal power generation facility at Jharsuguda, in Odisha. The only Indian smelter in the global â€˜1 Million Tonneâ€™ production and export club, Vedanta Jharsuguda is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications across core industries. With its state-of-the-art facilities, unparalleled engineering prowess, R&D and innovation abilities, the company is working towards a sustainable and greener future for all by spurring emerging applications of aluminium, the â€˜Metal of the Futureâ€™.