BALCO - COVID19 Initiatives

BALCO has set up a 100-bed isolation ward at ESIC hospital, Korba in partnership with local authorities and dedicated isolation wards at BALCO hospital following the guidelines of health authorities. The team has supported the manufacturing of more than 10,500 masks and 365 aprons by women Self Help Groups (SHGs) which were distributed to police officials and other stakeholders. 20000 masks have been distributed to the community members in and around Balco. They have also conducted extensive awareness and sensitization programs at Katghora to support the administrative authorities of Health department to fight the widespread of COVID 19 in the region. Medicines are being delivered at doorsteps to minimize movement.

The company has donated 1000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, 500 bottles of sanitizers and 5000 surgical masks so far. More than 500 families have been provided dry ration and 1000 cooked meal are being prepared every day for needy people. BALCO team has developed a sprinkler machine and in-house developed sanitization liquid for sanitizing all public areas of Balco Nagar.

Unnati Fresh "Farm to fork" project is one of the flagship projects of CSR Team. They provide vegetables & fruits to the residents of Balco directly from the farmers of the community through easy one touch app ordering. Unnati fresh provides essential vegetables at the doorsteps of Balco residents. It also helps farmers to sell their produce and earn livelihood without stressing over losing income during the time of crisis.

BALCO women council members distributed grocery packages to the community members of the marginalised section of the society. They decided to step up and help the senior citizens staying at old age homes. With the help of community kitchen, they make food for needy people.

Katghora area of Korba district has been declared hotspot due to the increase in COVID-19 positive cases. Hence, to control the situation, Balco warriors have been working closely with the local administration and are sanitising the entire city on a war footing.

BALCO teams are following all the norms of sanitization, social distancing and prevention methods as per the directives given by the health ministry. Senior management have been conducting several strategy meetings of Plant operations and to have a constant watch on the current critical situation of COVID-19 affecting the city at a rapid pace.

Isolation Centre at ESIC Hospital
Mass Awareness Campaigns
Production and distribution of masks and aprons
Sanitization of surrounding areas
Social distancing measures
Ration distribution to Daily Wage Earners and BPL families
Door-to-door delivery of medicines
Unnati Fresh
Women Council