11th January 2021

Kayad Mines felicitate farmers under Hindustan Zinc’s Samadhan project

Ajmer, 11th Jan 2021: Farmers Day was celebrated under Hindustan Zinc’s Samadhan project at the Community Centre of Kayad village, where around 50 farmers attended the program. The program was arranged to appreciate and felicitate the efforts of some progressive farmers. The farmers who contributed grains to support Hindustan Zinc’s Grain Bank initiative during the lockdown period of Covid-19 were felicitated. In addition to this, some of the progressive farmers under project Samadhan were also recognized for their effective and efficient agricultural methods.

Chief Guest of the Program – Mr. K.C. Meena, Director – Kayad Mines and Mr. U.S Gupta, Assistant Research Scientist – NRCSS Ajmer

During the program, K.C Meena, Director Kayad Mines, appreciated the efforts of the farmers and motivated them to include modern techniques in agricultural activities to increase production. He also emphasized ensuring the education of their children for a better quality of life.

Mr. U.S Gupta Assistant Research Scientist, NRCSS Ajmer emphasized effective planning as an important aspect to reduce the cost of production. He also motivated the farmers to regularly visit Krishi Vikas Kendra to gain adequate knowledge about agricultural techniques and various government initiatives to increase their production.

The Grain Bank initiative was a unique project by Hindustan Zinc launched during the lockdown period. The initiative focussed on food security at the grassroots, where 14,000 kg grains & pulses were contributed and distributed by Sakhi Women & Samadhan Farmers, reaching over 3000 families.

About Hindustan Zinc Limited

Hindustan Zinc (NSE & BSE: HINDZINC), a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producers of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company is headquartered in Udaipur, Rajasthan in India where it also has its mines and smelting complexes. It is self-sufficient in power with installed captive thermal power plants and green energy plants including wind and solar power.

Sustainability & innovation is at the core of Hindustan Zinc’s operations. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and 7th globally in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 in the metal & mining sector, is certified as water positive, is a member of the FTSE4Good Index, and a part of the prestigious ‘A’ List by CDP for climate change.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc is committed to enhancing the lives of local communities through its social programs. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and is currently reaching out to 500,000 people across 189 core villages in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.