World Water Day: Vedanta Aluminium conducts pond cleaning and awareness programmes in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda, Odisha; 23 rd March 2023: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of
aluminium, observed World Water Day 2023 by undertaking water conservation and
awareness initiatives in Jharsuguda, Odisha. The company also undertook pond restoration
and cleaning activities in Baghiamal pond, Jharsuguda with the active participation of
employee volunteers and professional experts.
On the occasion, the company also conducted the ground-breaking ceremony for a new
Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at its operations. With a processing capacity of 440 kilo litres
per day (KLD), the STP will reduce freshwater consumption of the plant by around 15 crore
litres per year, taking a significant step towards becoming Net Water Positive by leveraging
advanced technologies for efficient water utilisation.
Encouraging community members to work towards water conservation in their individual
capacities, the company organized Nukkad Natak – street play sessions at local educational
institutions and Maa Samleshwari Nagar, reaching out to more than 800 students and
community members. Further, to create awareness on the importance of freshwater and
biodiversity conservation, the company arranged a Birdwatching and Nature Photography
session for employees and their family members at Singhabaga, the wetlands of
Speaking on the company’s commitment towards water conservation, Mr. Sunil
Gupta, CEO – Vedanta Jharsuguda, said, "At Vedanta Aluminium, we firmly believe that
our business growth must go hand in hand with environmental sustainability and that a
sustainable future depends on responsible water management. Our aim is to increase water
reutilization, reduce freshwater consumption, and strengthen community water infrastructure.
As we celebrate World Water Day, we recommit to our mission of becoming net water
positive and making more water available for local communities and biodiversity, ensuring
positive ecological footprint and excellence in ESG.”
Vedanta Aluminium has taken several steps within its operations and in the community to
ensure creating a positive water footprint, which involves:

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