Jindal Steel & Power Wins National CSR Award 2020 in 2 Categories

New Delhi: Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) has been selected for the prestigious National CSR Award 2020 in two categories by Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

JSP, led by Naveen Jindal, has been declared as the winner in ‘CSR in Aspirational Districts/Difficult Terrains’ (Eastern India) and ‘Contribution in National Priority Areas’ (Support to differently-abled).

The coveted awards were announced after a rigorous three-stage selection process undertaken by the Ministry based on prescribed systems of nominations by various Ministries, State Governments, three eminent Professional Institutes in India and Industry & Trade Chambers followed by Field verification and Grand Jury evaluation.

“We at JSP pursue Industry led inclusive development of our nation partnering with the people and caring for the planet. We have been implementing multidimensional Social development programmes under our CSR to improve the Quality of Life of the Community sustainably in the geography of our operational locations and beyond. The National CSR Award by the Ministry of Corporate Affair to JSP under two categories is indeed a recognition of our philosophy of passion for people. For us, it is always people first,” said Naveen Jindal.

Shallu Jindal, Chairperson of JSP Foundation, expressed her gratitude to the Indian government for recognizing JSP with the National CSR Award.

“We are humbled and encouraged that the Government of India has awarded us the highest recognition for our CSR programmes. As we emerge from the pandemic world, we are more aware of the crisis and needs that we are facing at various levels, in health, education, society and climate. All our Programmes are completely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and aim to develop a more equitable and developed balance for the people in this country. This award will continue to motivate us to accelerate our efforts in implementing sustainable and inclusive development programmes across India,” she said.

WADI, one of the innovative projects by JSP reviewed for the National CSR Award, is an Agro Horti Silvipasture-based project implemented on 500 acres of hilly land benefiting the tribal people of Chhattisgarh’s Tamnar block in Raigarh district.

Under JSP Foundation’s Project Sneh, JSP has contributed significantly to reduction of malnutrition in 1200-plus children in Pallahara block of Odisha’s Angul district. Both these projects were reviewed in the multilayer selection process for the National CSR Award in the category of ‘CSR in Aspirational Districts/Difficult Terrains’ (Eastern India) apart from Project Vastalya to control IMR and MMR, and other projects of women empowerment in tribal-predominant region of Tamnar.

JSP’s flagship programme ‘Asha the Hope’ was reviewed for the award in the category of ‘Contribution in National Priority Areas’ (Support to differently-abled). Through this project, implemented under the umbrella support of JSP Foundation, the company works for rehabilitation and empowerment of differently-abled, particularly people in the formative age group.

JSP Foundation has been implementing multi-faceted sustainable social development initiatives around its operational areas in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, as well as across India.

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