Jharsuguda: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, observed World Water Day 2023 by undertaking water conservation and awareness initiatives in Jharsuguda. The company also undertook pond restoration and cleaning activities in Baghiamal pond, Jharsuguda with the active participation of employee volunteers and professional experts.
On the occasion, the company also conducted the ground-breaking ceremony for a new sewage treatment plant (STP) at its operations. With a processing capacity of 440 kilolitres per day (KLD), the STP will reduce freshwater consumption of the plant by around 15 crore litres per year, taking a significant step towards becoming ‘Net Water Positive’ by leveraging advanced technologies for efficient water utilisation. Encouraging community members to work towards water conservation in their individual capacities, the company organised ‘Nukkad Natak’ – street play sessions at local educational institutions and Maa Samleshwari Nagar, reaching out to more than 800 students and community members.
Further, to create awareness of the importance of freshwater and biodiversity conservation, the company arranged a birdwatching and nature photography session for employees and their family members at Singhabaga, the wetlands of Jharsuguda.
Speaking on the company’s commitment towards water conservation, Sunil Gupta, CEO, Vedanta Jharsuguda, said, “At Vedanta Aluminium, we firmly believe that our business growth must go hand in hand with environmental sustainability and that a sustainable future depends on responsible water management. Our aim is to increase water reutilisation, reduce freshwater consumption, and strengthen community water infrastructure. As we celebrate World Water Day, we recommit to our mission of becoming net water positive and making more water available for local communities and biodiversity, ensuring a positive ecological footprint and excellence in ESG.”
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