HZL - COVID19 Initiatives

Hindustan Zinc has taken extensive and expansive measures to ramp up their existing community outreach across 189 villages in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. They have engaged extensive network of stakeholders, including District Officials, Local Community Representatives, SHG Members and Union Members to carry out these substantial response measures.

Support has been extended to health Administration, by disinfecting areas by spraying & fumigating with Sodium Hypochlorite solution and providing medical gears like masks, sanitizers & Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). So far, around one lakh liters of Sodium Hypochlorite solution has been procured for sanitization purposes. Supplied over 52000 3-ply masks, 13000 Cloth masks (Single/ double), 10000 N95 Masks, 10000 PPE kits, 10000 Safety Goggles, 2000 Disposable Thermometer, 5000 face shields, 400 Thermal scanner & 3000 Hand Gloves Disposable

Hindustan Zinc has supported the community by providing ration to more than 26,000 families, supplying food grains through District Administration and stitching & distribution of masks within these communities. Hindustan Zinc's senior management is in direct connect with the community at grassroot level to better understand the immediate situation and concerns. They have engaged their SHG Women and Partners to stitch & distribute around 1.30 Lakh masks. These SHG women have also been engaged in stitching double-layer masks & full body suits. These initiatives have not only helped in distributing the essential PPE to the vulnerable but has also helped these 125+ women generate a livelihood of over Rs 09 lakhs.

In this challenging situation through project KHUSHI, Hindustan Zinc launched "koi Bacha Rahe Na Bhooka" campaign. The main agenda behind this campaign is to bring awareness. The campaign is focusing on Ensuring Zero Hunger & Sound Health. The campaign is being implemented through various digital platforms- ascertaining physical well-being with necessary basic food supplies to malnutrition children and other families to survive in these 5 districts in Rajasthan with a reliable supply of food even in the lockdown situation "koi Bacha Rahe Na Bhooka" campaign breaking the chain of malnutrition and providing good health for children, lactating women & families. With the support of Anganwadi workers and Asha's, regular health checkups and immunization of malnourished children and pregnant-lactating women are being done and through ICDS, support of THR is ensured. 16000+ Severe Acute Malnutrition and Moderate Acute Malnutrition children families have been reached through "koi Bacha Rahe Na Bhooka" campaign thus far. About 246 Khushi workers plunged into action voluntarily by assisting in supplying dry ration and Take-Home Ration (THR) for 2372 SAM & MAM children with support from anganwadi and ASHA team of volunteers. Another set of over 9000 vulnerable families have also been covered and ensured with supply of dry ration.

Self-help groups have become the biggest enabler and sustained source on ground zero for providing basic resources for their community. With huge number of daily wage earners losing their livelihoods and food supply getting disrupted in some areas, over 2000 SHGs have collectively set up grain banks, pooling in grains from households for distribution to those vulnerable communities. Through the Samadhan project the farmers of HZL's neighbouring areas have also come together & formed a grain bank to contribute grains from their own fields and stock. Over 14,000 Kg grains have been collected in the grain bank set-up by Sakhi & Samadhan thus far.

Employee Volunteering has shined at HZL during such times. Employee's family members are contributing in stitching cloth masks for the communities. 2500+ masks have been stitched by them thus far.

During such challenging times HZL has also ensured take the doorstep healthcare through the Mobile Health Vans in 146+ villages

Food Grain Distribution
Food Grain Distribution
Food Grain Distribution
Production and Distribution of Masks
Production and Distribution of Masks
Production and Distribution of Masks
Mobile Health Van
Mobile Health Van

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