The boost to the green economy is a step in the right direction towards ensuring a sustainable future for all.
NEW DELHI: Priya Agarwal Hebbar, Non-Executive Director of Vedanta Ltd & Chairperson of Hindustan Zinc Ltd, has expressed her positive reaction to the 2023-24 Budget presented by the Indian government. According to her, the budget is forward-looking and focuses on unlocking opportunities for each and every Indian, thereby empowering them to lead better lives.
The budget has made efforts to empower women through the creation of Producer Organisations, which is a key step towards empowering women and increasing their participation in the economy. Additionally, the budget’s focus on improving nutritional outcomes by mainstreaming millets and providing access to learning for children via a National Digital Library are some of the other notable initiatives aimed at improving the well-being of the people.
Preserving the planet
Ms. Hebbar also highlighted the budget’s emphasis on preserving the planet while also focusing on the people. The boost to the green economy is a step in the right direction towards ensuring a sustainable future for all.
CSR of Vedanta
Vedanta has been a leading player in the CSR sector in India for many years and has been widely recognized for its impactful programs. The company spent INR. 399 crores in the last financial year on various CSR activities, with a prime focus on pandemic relief, children’s well-being and education, women empowerment, health care, sustainable agriculture & animal welfare, market-linked skilling of youth, environment protection & restoration, and development of community infrastructure, among others.
Anil Agarwal Foundation
Under the umbrella of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, Vedanta’s community and social initiatives focus on Healthcare, Women and Child development, Animal Welfare Projects, and Sports Initiatives. The Foundation aims to empower communities and transform lives through sustainable and inclusive growth.
Vedanta has pledged to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner and has committed $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the transition to net-zero operations. Giving back to the community is a part of Vedanta’s DNA and the company is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company’s flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars, has been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development.
Under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the Vedanta group has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on social impact programs with a thrust on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare, and grass-root level sports.
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