Hindustan Zinc’s Zawar Group of Mines, under the aegis of Directorate General of Mines Safety, hosted a one-day technical workshop on Ground control of Underground Mines in Udaipur region. During the workshop, a comprehensive discussion was held by the speakers of various mines about the current challenges, methodologies and possible redressal techniques that can be adopted to name a few. Total 80 participants participated in the workshop and shared their viewpoints and presented their views.
The workshop was presided over by Director General of Mines Safety, Udaipur Zone - B.R. Dayasagar in the presence of Ram Murari, CEO – IBU, Zawar Group of Mines. Addressing the workshop he said, “It is very important to follow all the rules and regulations in the underground mines to ensure mine life and from safety point. Along with this, the safety standards should also be reviewed from time to time by scientific institutions.”
Praveen Sharma, Head – Central of Excellence Mining, Vekesh Chittora – Operation Head Cluster A participated in the workshop along with several other mining engineers, geologists, mine workers, operators were present in the programme. Chief Scientist of Central Mining and Fuel Research Institute, Dhanbad, Dr. John Louis highlighted various scientific aspects of underground mines and deliberated on Stope design and systematic support rule in underground mines. In the workshop, Deputy Director General of Mines Safety- Niranjan Kumar, Vishal Goyal, Rajneesh Sigar and Mallesh Porundla presented their views as well.
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and 5 th 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 is ranked 1 st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3 rd in S&P Global Corporate Responsibility Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. 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. 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 2022’, ‘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. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India.