As a responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) has always believed in enhancing the quality of life and economic well-being of communities it operates in. Banking on its farm-based sustainable livelihood program – Samadhan, HZL continues to play a vital role in empowering more than 10000 farmers and their families in wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Launched in 2016, in association with BAIF, Samadhan program traditionally offers agriculture interventions using farmer interest groups – aimed at improving production and sustainability practices. The program since its inception has touched lives of 13000 families through agriculture and around 12000 families through livestock interventions in 5 districts of the state.
During the outbreak of COVID-19, HZL banked on Samadhan program to improve awareness around the pandemic, hygiene issues and safety measures. At the same time, the program offered Kisaan Helpline for more than 2000 which helped the farmers to get on call assistance and guidance in terms of farming and supplying their produce or livestock health. In addition, HZL, through Samadhan, also introduced Grain Bank Initiative – which distributed 10 kgs of food grains per family across 5 districts.
The underlying objective of Samadhan project is the formation of Farmers Interest Groups, based on their land holding and farm practises. This would help them stay abreast with latest technology and facilitate better awareness on market access and product pricing.
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.