Hindustan Zinc kicks off massive Tree plantation drive “Van-Mahotsav”
Women, farmers and self-help groups will plant more than 7500 saplings in 30 villages
Udaipur; 25thJuly, 2020:In order to commemorate Van-Mahotsav with a difference, Hindustan Zinc’s Zinc Smelter Debari (ZSD) has started a campaign of intensive plantation in the surrounding villages wherein its community including women,farmers and self-help groups would plant more than 7500 plants under this drive.
Under ‘Van-Mahotsav’, more than 5000 women and 100+ farmers in 30 villages around Debari havecommitted to participate and plant at least 1-2 trees at their homes and farm land. In order to make this plantation drive unique and sustainable, the CSR team of Zinc Smelter Debari along with the Department of Social Forestry, Hanuman Van VikasSamiti& BAIF are working with full zeal.
Based on a systematic response collection from rural women, self- help groups & farmers, desired varieties of plants had been successfully leveraged from the govt. department. The uniqueness of this campaign lies in the fact that with this initiative, the rural women and farmers will not only be able to revive their existing fruit orchards but will also be able to sustainably revitalize their land along with support to their conventional crop farming.
To grace the occasion, Zinc Smelter Debari’senvironment heads- Ms. Sadhna Verma & Mr. Digambar Patil were present at one of the plantation sites.
Biodiversity has always been an important area for Hindustan Zinc, and all their locations take consistent efforts to develop and improve biodiversity. The company had recently celebrated World Environment Day with plantations across locations and also launched a virtual plantation drive, keeping in mind social distancing whilst not compromising on contributing to the environment.
About Hindustan Zinc Limited
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company has its Headquarter at Udaipur in the State of Rajasthan where it has its Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes. Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and also has ventured into green energy by setting up wind power plants. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and globally 5th in Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2019 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company.
As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working to improve the lives of rural and tribal people residing near its business locations. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and are currently reaching out to 500,000 people in 184 core villages of Rajasthan and 5 in Uttarakhand. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about 79% of growing Zinc market and 95% of growing Silver market in India