Akhilesh Joshi, CEO-HZL Felicitated by Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee

Mr. Akhilesh Joshi, Chief Executive officer of Hindustan Zinc was felicitated by Shri Pranab Mukerjee, Hon’ble Union Finance Minister on 19th May 2012, in a ceremony held at Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur to commemorate the golden jubilee lecture and felicitation function of the University. In a span of more than 35 years of service in the industry; his role, in exploration, development of mines and overall excellence, has been significant in making Hindustan Zinc as the world's largest integrated producer of zinc, of which whole of India is proud of.

Mr. Akhilesh Joshi is a Mining Engineer from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur and proud winner of NATIONAL MINERAL AWARD.

Mr. Pranab Mukherjee also inaugurated the Golden Jubilee Gate of the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur constructed by Vedanta - Hindustan Zinc for the University.

Also present were, Shri C. P. Joshi, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister, Road Tansport and Highways, Dr. Girija Vyas, Hon’ble Member of Parliament from Chittorgarh, Dr. I. V. Trivedi, Hon’ble Chancellor, MLSU, Shri M. S. Malviya, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Tribal and Rural development, and Shri M. L. Grashia Rajasthan’s Sports Minister. From Hindustan Zinc Mr. H.K Mehta- Sr. VP-HR and Mr. Ahmar Sultan- Head CSR were present.


Hindustan Zinc to set-up First `Sewage Treatment Plant’ in Rajasthan

A PPP model towards water conservation and care for environment

Hindustan Zinc and Rajasthan Government have joined hands to built the first Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) of Rajasthan in Udaipur on ‘Design Build Own Operate and Transfer’ basis. A tripartite agreement between Hindustan Zinc, Udaipur Municipal Corporation and UIT was signed recently.

As per the agreement Hindustan Zinc, world’s largest integrated zinc producer and Vedanta Group Company in zinc-lead-silver business, would construct a 20 million litres per day (MLD) Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Udaipur. This STP project is being seen as a major step not only towards treatment of sewage but also as significant initiative towards care for the environment and conservation of water. This STP plant will only be treating domestic sewage and not industrial sewage.

The treatment of sewage will generate a large quantity of manure which under the agreement would be sold by Udaipur Municipal Corporation, the local body, and is likely to generate revenue of about Rs. 1 crore per year for the department. To discourage the heaping-up of large quantity of manure, the Udaipur Municipal Corporation would sell the manure on fortnightly basis.

In the last few years, Udaipur city has seen a major spurt in population and infrastructure development. The increase in population has also challenged the present infrastructure available in the city. Lately there has been a great reason to up-keep not only the city clean but most importantly the majestic lakes which are facing the challenge of sustaining their freshness and scarcity of water. Disposal of human waste in lakes has been a critical reason for concern as the pollution clearly reflects on the surface of the water.

As known, Udaipur is a city of lakes and also one of the world’s most beautiful cities, with a wonderful blend of elevated hills, magnificent cultural heritage with exotic palaces, celestial aesthetic temples and colorful festivals. Udaipur has been one of the most preferred destinations for Indian and international tourism.

It is astonishing to know that Udaipur generates almost 70 million litres of sewage per day. Cleaning this sewage is in itself a challenge. There was a dire need for a large corporate to align and associate with the Government to address this problem.

Hindustan Zinc while understanding the gravity of this problem had initiated this project with the Rajasthan government 2 years back in May 2010.

Hindustan Zinc has undertaken several community service projects in close association with the Rajasthan government. Saving water has always been a focus area for Hindustan Zinc. Our all units operate on ‘Zero Discharge’ and have been quite successful in significantly reducing the consumption of water in our plants. This Sewage Treatment Plant is a significant step towards conservation of water and care for environment.

Vedanta Hindustan Zinc Bags Export Award

Hindustan Zinc wins the NASSCOM IT User Award for Vertical Category of Manufacturing (Process)

With immense pleasure, we wish to inform that “Hindustan Zinc Limited” has been declared winner of NASSCOM IT User Award for the vertical category of Manufacturing (Process). The NASSCOM IT user awards facilitate the enterprises for excellence in IT thought leadership and successful adoption of IT to achieve strategic goals and objectives.

Developing the domestic IT market in India, is a key priority for NASSCOM. One of the key NASSCOM initiatives for promoting IT in the domestic market, is the annual NASSCOM IT User Awards. These awards create a catalytic impact by recognizing the leaders in IT adoption, across various vertical segments. NASSCOM announced the winners of eighth edition of the IT User awards in partnership with Frost & Sullivan and CNBC TV 18 as Media Partner. The awards acknowledge enterprises which have successfully leveraged Information Technology to deliver significant business value to their customers and stakeholders.

The awards were declared and given away by Mr Sachin Pilot, Minister of State (Communication and IT) in a gala award ceremony held at Hotel ITC Grand Central in Mumbai on 26th March, 2012. Mr. P K Nijhawan, Head-IT and Pradeep Vijay, AGM (SAP) received this award on behalf of Hindustan Zinc Limited.

This is the second IT award won by HZL for year 2012. Before this HZL won the "SAP ACE Award 2012" for “Best run IT Organization" in November, 2011.