OdishaPlus Bureau

Vedanta’s Odisha operations marked World Environment Day celebrations with a plantation drive and various awareness activities. Following social distancing norms and other COVID mandates, trees were planted inside operations and townships. Additionally, saplings were distributed among rural households in Kalahandi and Jharsuguda. Various activities and competitions themed on ‘biodiversity’ like painting, slogan, quizzes, etc. were conducted by both units.

Mr. Rahul Sharma, CEO, Vedanta Ltd., Lanjigarh, said, “Our operations are in line with the best international standards. Our business imperatives and social duties are founded on the premise of ‘Zero Harm, Zero Waste & Zero Discharge’.”

Adding to that, Mr. CN Singh, CEO, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, said, “Our business and social sustainability objectives are reinforced through our commitment to leverage global expertise, adopt green technology and use resources judiciously.”

Dr. Niranjan Mallik, Env. Scientist-cum-Regional Officer, who attended the ceremony at Jharsuguda plant along with other OSPCB (Odisha State Pollution Control Board) officials praised the company’s efforts for undertaking the plantation drive following all protocols amid the ongoing pandemic.” Vedanta’s sustainability initiatives have earned global accreditation and numerous awards and accolades. Together, the units have invested significantly in environmental safeguards in and around their operations.