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Vedanta bags social impact award for healthcare initiative in Goa

Vedanta Sesa Goa iron ore, Value Added Business (VAB) bagged the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Social Impact Award at ICC social impact summit held in Kolkata. The award was presented by Dr Shashi Panja,  minister of state (independent charge) department of women and child development and social welfare, West Bengal, in the presence of Dr Mayank Jalan, president, ICC, Dr Rakhi Sarkar, chairperson, ICC Social Impact Award and Prof Sanyal, CEO- IIM Calcutta innovation park

This award is a recognition of the company’s flagship Community Medical Centres, which provides healthcare facilities to villagers from Amona and Navelim since more than a decade.   Sauvick Mazumdar, CEO, Vedanta Goa, said “It is a valuable recognition for our relentless efforts towards betterment of our communities.  We are fully committed to the holistic development of communities through continuous CSR interventions.”

CMC is the flagship project of Vedanta- Goa which commenced in 2006. Initially, the pilot project was launched in Amona village and then replicated in other areas across three states with eleven such CMCs (seven in Goa, two each in Karnataka and Jharkhand) in India. Till date, Vedanta has reached out to close to 2.4 lakh footfalls in Goa and overall 4.05 lakh footfalls in India.

NL Vhatte, director, Vedanta- Value Added Business, said, “Vedanta’s structured interventions in the field of community health improvement including awareness camps for gynaecological investigations, anaemia, cancer, osteoporosis, eye check-up, cataract treatment, adolescents girls’ health and hygiene, dental health camps.”  

A diversified natural resources company, Vedanta’s business primarily involves producing oil and gas, zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power.

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