Nalco’s innovative and inclusive CSR initiatives need to be replicated by others, says Narendra Singh Tomar
Bhubaneswar: Despite the vagaries of international market, Nalco’s consistent performance – both in terms of production, productivity and profitability is commendable, said Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Steel and Mines, who graced addressing the 36th Foundation Day Celebrations of the company, both at Bhubaneswar and Angul. Nalco has already got Utkal D and E Coal Blocks from Centre, in the vicinity of its thermal power plant at Angul in Odisha, and the aluminium major will get Pottangi bauxite mines near its Refinery at Damanjodi, having a 70 million tonnes of reserve, soon, Shri Tomar informed. With this, Nalco is all poised to be bracketed with the top global players.
Besides, a number of activities and projects have been undertaken by Nalco as part of its corporate social responsibility, which are both innovative and inclusive, Shri Tomar said while launching ‘Nalco ki Ladli’, a scheme at Angul to promote meritorious girl students from BPL families, under Govt of India’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme. Shri Tomar also laid the foundation-stone of Nalco Modern Eye Hospital on the occasion. Nalco’s CSR initiatives bring out the humane face of the company, which needs to be replicated by other PSUs, Shri Tomar opined.
Shri Jual Oram, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dr. Udit Raj, MP (North-West Delhi) & National Chairman, All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations and Shri Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO were present during the celebrations at Angul today.
Union Ministers Shri Jual Oram and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan congratulated Nalco’s CMD Shri Tapan Kumar Chand and his team while appreciating the role being played by Nalco management in the overall development process and bringing economic progress in the state. They assured all support to the Navratna PSU from Centre.
In turn, Shri Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, Nalco, reiterated that the company is committed towards the development of Odisha and is also working in sync with the national development programmes. Shri Chand also said that the company, along with its efforts to achieve excellence in business, is focusing on the welfare of its stakeholders.