New Delhi: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has been conferred with the fifth CSR Impact Award in the environment category for its natural resource management initiatives under its CSR programme.
Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anant Kumar Hegde presented the award to JSPL’s Group Head (CSR and Education), Prashant Kumar Hota.
The CSR award for environment was delivered to JSPL in the presence of Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Water Resources Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr Satya Pal Singh during the India CSR Summit 2018 organised by leading front line organization, the NGOBOX at New Delhi on Monday.
Director of OP Jindal Community College, Miriam Carter was present along with Prashant Kumar Hota to receive the award.
JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal tweeted to congratulate the Team CSR for the award and said, “Such recognitions will motivate us to do better.”
Congratulating the team, Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation, Shallu Jindal said, “Protection and sustainable management of natural resources has been a focussed area for JSPL under its CSR activities. WADI and Watershed Development projects implemented by JSPL Foundation are models for the holistic development of the community as well as for the holistic protection of Mother nature.”
Thanking jury members for the award, she added that the award would encourage JSPL Foundation to explore replicating similar programmes in other deserving locations.
JSPL has been awarded for the implementation of Integrated Watershed Development and WADI programmes in Odisha and Chhattisgarh in partnership with NABARD. The winner of the fifth CSR Impact Awards was selected after a two-stage evaluation concluding with the jury round.
After receiving the award, JSPL’s Group Head (CSR and Education) Prashant Kumar Hota said, “It is a privilege to receive the award from two Union Ministers. JSPL has been working for the holistic development of the community in and around its operational areas. WADI and Watershed projects have truly been instrumental in bringing all round development in select villages of Angul district of Odisha and Tamnar district of Chhattisgarh.”
Recently, JSPL also won the India CSR Award for the Decade for social investment in Chhattisgarh. JSPL Foundation had also won the Odisha CSR Forum Award for sustainable development projects.