Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) in collaboration with BISLD (BAIF Institute for Sustainable Livelihoods and Development) initiated project Samadhhan (an Integrated Agriculture development and Livestock Development project) is benefitting the lives of 30000 families in 184 operational villages across 5 district of Rajasthan.
Through a defined set activities that majorly include integrated farming and livestock interventions, project Samadhaan has helped establish more than 800 fruit orchards with various variety of fruit crops.
Women Empowerment project Sakhi has connected 23954 women belonging to 166 villages by formation of 1992 Self Help Groups with savings up to Rs. 6.22 crore. Besides, It has reached to 10,555 women through various social and Government Schemes.
As a result, rural women are now empowered to start their own micro finance enterprise and move ahead to form their institution into SHG village organization and federation.
HZL received special recognition at a prestigious forum recently held in Delhi, in the category of ‘Agriculture and Rural Development’ for the project Samadhan and became the first runners up in the Category ‘Women Empowerment’ for the project Sakhi.
The Award was presented by G. Kishan Reddy – Union Minister of State for Home Affairs.
The award was received by Shiv Bhagwan – Head CSR, Zinc Smelter Debari along with Akhil Nassim N.A – Associate Manager for the ‘Agriculture and Rural Development’ category and Vishal Agarwal, Head CSR, Chanderiya Zinc Lead Smelter along with Nairuti Sanghavi – Executive, CSR for the ‘Women Empowerment’ category on behalf of Hindustan Zinc.