Hindustan Zinc's Zinc Kaushal Program Empowering Rural Futures

Hindustan Zinc's Zinc Kaushal Program Empowering Rural Futures

The program has skilled more than 5,000 youth...

Hindustan Zinc

In the heartlands of rural India, where unemployment is a persistent challenge, Hindustan Zinc's Zinc Kaushal program continues to upskill rural & urban youth aged 18-35, including school dropouts, unemployed youth, and those who want to upgrade their skills. Youth from surrounding 5 districts of the operational area - Udaipur, Rajsamand, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara and Ajmer are covered through this initiative. The training program is designed post assessment surveys conducted in geographical areas to identify various areas of interest of the youth along with employment opportunities available in the market.  

This innovative program continues to bridge the gap between ambition and opportunity for several youth every year. Lavina Sisodia’s hailing from a local village of Chanderiya in Chittorgarh District is one such example. Her journey from financial adversity to empowerment post joining BFSI training course exemplifies the transformative power of the program. Today, she has become a role model for all the young girls in her village who aspire to become independent. 

Similarly, Ankit Sharma's tale echoes across the rustic landscapes of Palka village in the Bassi area. With dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer, Ankit encountered several hurdles that threatened to dim his aspirations. At a time when all the doors were closed, Zinc Kaushal program breathed new life into his dreams, propelling him towards success and career growth. 

Zinc Kaushal Kendra more than just a training hub, fosters holistic development, nurturing individuals equipped to navigate the complexities of the modern world. With a blend of technical expertise and mentorship, the program fuels entrepreneurial ventures, seeding growth and prosperity in the communities it serves. 

So far, Hindustan Zinc has empowered over 5,000 rural and urban youths, and over 4,350 youths have been placed or ventured into becoming self-entrepreneur. 

About Hindustan Zinc

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and 5th largest Silver producer. The company governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at Udaipur along with Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes spread across the state of Rajasthan.

Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting-up wind power plants. The company ranked highest in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2023 amongst Metals & Mining companies reflecting & reaffirming its constant commitment towards sustainable and responsible mining practices. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive company and is the only Indian company to be recognized at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 winning two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious & Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award. Hindustan Zinc is also the only Indian company in Mining sector with validated & approved SBTi targets in alignment with 1.5 °C target. 

The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2023’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the ‘People-first HR Excellence Award’.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working towards transforming lives of 1.7 million people in 237 villages in the states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand with a spend base of INR 276.3 crores in FY23 for various community development initiatives and is amongst the Top 10 CSR Companies in India.

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