Vedanta Aluminium deploys progressive initiatives 

It has also ensured that employees based in its remote locations have access to an equally rewarding quality of life as those in metros.

What if your dream job was located away from the nearest metro city? This may cause some to hesitate, given the several personal roles that a single employee also juggles as a father, mother, son, daughter, or spouse. For example, what is the quality of the residential facilities available? Are there good schools nearby? Will their loved ones get rapid access to quality healthcare? 

Vedanta Aluminium, the largest aluminium producer in India, is confident that it ticks each of these boxes and a lot more. The company operates world-class plants that, due to logistical, infrastructural and material requirements, are located in semi-urban or rural areas within Jharsuguda and Kalahandi districts in Odisha, and Korba district in Chhattisgarh. Jharsuguda is home to one of the world’s largest single-location aluminium smelting operations, while Lanjigarh in Kalahandi is home to Vedanta’s Alumina Refinery, which has been instrumental in contributing to the development of the under-served district. BALCO, India’s iconic aluminium producer and a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium, is based at Korba. 

For employees with children, the company’s townships also host daycare centres, creches, schools, playgrounds, libraries, and coaching centres, reassuring parents that their child’s holistic developmental needs are well met. The schools run by Vedanta Aluminium have met with remarkable success. The DAV-Vedanta International School setup in the vicinity of its operations in Lanjigarh, Odisha have produced outstanding results, with the school toppers in FY23 securing marks as high as 97% and 92.6% at the 10th and 12th standards respectively. Academic learning at the school is also supplemented by extra-curricular trainings in karate, archery and Saura art.  The company organises vibrant summer camps for both employees’ and community members’ children, with the latest edition drawing over 500 delighted young children. During the camps, they learn self-defence, cooking, craft-making, social and culinary etiquette and a host of other skills through engaging learning activities.

The hospitals established by Vedanta Aluminium in the vicinity of its areas of operations offer exceptional medical care in a variety of medical specialisations, providing employees with immediate access to health care for their loved ones. Recently, Vedanta Jharsuguda has set up a Rehabilitation Centre within its township that provides care to both aged individuals and specially-abled children with motor or speech impairments. Its medical centres have also emerged as important hubs of community medical care and draw thousands of visitors each year. The Vedanta Hospital in Lanjigarh alone draws over 60000+ people every year, indicating the crucial role they play in ensuring community access to quality healthcare.