Jindal Steel & Power Honoured For COVID-19 Relief Work

Bhubaneswar: Jindal Steel and Power (JSP) has bagged the CSR Excellence Award for its multidimensional initiatives in supporting the community and government to fight COVID-19 pandemic.

The award was presented to President and Group Head (CSR), JSP, Prashant Hota by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the 4th edition of CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2021 at Mumbai. Editor in Chief, CSR journal, Amit Upadhyay was also present.

“The award is dedicated to all frontline COVID-19 warriors,” said Hota.

Jindal Steel & Power won this award after successfully completing a multi-level selection procedure by an Independent Jury.

Congratulating the team, Chairperson of JSPL Foundation, Shallu Jindal said, “COVID-19 has been a challenge for humanity with serious impact on health, economy and society. Jindal Steel and Power as a responsible corporate in India in collaboration with its Social Arm of JSPL Foundation made all efforts, including providing food to the needy during the lockdown, creating hospital facilities and supplying liquid medical oxygen to hospitals, to combat the pandemic.”

JSP started on-ground services to mitigate the pandemic induced drudgery of the poor and vulnerable right from the day of lockdown in March 2020. JSPL Foundation launched ‘Mission Zero Hunger’ across three states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and later spread to Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. The Foundation served more than one million meals during the three waves of COVID-19 in the country.

During the second wave, the company supplied more than 5000 tonnes of LMO across 13 states by road and oxygen express of Indian Railways. It also provided two cryogenic tankers to Odisha Government for transportation of LMO within the state.

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