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Plantation drive marks JSW’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations


BARBIL, JULY 12, 2022

As part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, the country’s leading steel producer JSW Steel organised a plantation drive at its office premises and mining areas.

The company planted over 12 saplings at the Bhadrasahi office premises with a pledge to properly nurture the saplings till they grow into full-fledged trees. Sapling plantation was also carried out in Bhadrasahi office, Nuagaon mine area and in Bhubaneswar office as well.

Moreover, the company also conducted cleanliness drives at its Jajang Colony and its premises. Cleaning the picnic spot near Jajang river was the other initiative carried out for the people.

In a bid to create awareness among children regarding Independence Day, JSW Steel also organised a drawing competition with the theme ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ for the students of Jajang High School, and rewarded the winners of the competition.

Promoting a healthy lifestyle, a series of sanitation drives and measures to prevent COVID infection were also part of the celebration of the Mahotsav.

The Centre has imposed a ban on single use plastic items across the country from July 1, 2022. Following the government’s protocols, JSW has started a campaign and sensitising among the staff. The company will be careful whether the law is being followed or not.

A discourse on “Mindful & deliberate utilization vis-à-vis Mindless & destructive consumption” was organized at the Bhubaneswar office of JSW for instilling a conscious lifestyle among employees.

JSW Foundation also launched an intervention to transform the Anganwadis in its ISP project area in Erasama block of Jagatsinghpur district. The work comprises interior and exterior wall painting based on Bala model, beautification, and provision of play items for the children in 15 Anganwadis of Dhinkia, Nuagaon and Gadakujang GPs which is the Direct Impact Zone of the Integrated Steel Plant (ISP) project of JSW Utkal Steel Limited.

Several activities were also held at Paradip and the villages lying in the periphery of the Integrated Steel Plant project of JSW. Free eye check-up camps were organized covering more than 10,000 beneficiaries in the 3 Gram Panchayats of ISP project and many areas of Paradip Municipality and beneficiaries were provided with free eye glasses. A free cancer detection and mega health camp was also organized by JSW Foundation at Dhinkia GP wherein more than 300 beneficiaries attended and were provided with free medicines by JSW Foundation. JSW Foundation also provided 60 large and medium wheel base dustbins to facilitate garbage collection by Paradip Municipality from public and residential areas.  Further, a total of 5600 square meters of coastal belt was covered through plantation alongside the marine drive road of Nehru Bungalow. During the Rath Yatra at Gadakujang, masks and drinking water were provided to thousands of devotees by the JSW group.

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