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.
The team has disinfected areas by spraying & fumigating with Sodium Hypochlorite solution and is 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. Hindustan Zinc has so far supplied over 20,000 N95 masks, 7,000 general masks, 13,000 PPE Kits, 7,000 googles, 4,000 disposable thermometer and 5,000 face shields for strengthening the medical facilities.
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 Lakh masks. This is coupled with distribution of over 12000 dry food packets to daily wage earners.
Under the Khushi - Nandghar project, Hindustan Zinc has ensured that no child remains hungry in its areas of operations. The identification & outreach has reached over 2500 Severely Acute Malnourished children.
'Grain Bank' is a movement by our SAKHI SHG women to collect grains and pulses at the village level so as to reach out to the daily wage earners and the vulnerable. Around 20,000 women have come together and over 8000 Kg grains has been collected as of today.
The company has sent tutorials to the Zinc Football Academy children so that daily football drills are not missed out. They have also ensured the continuity of school studies of these children through zoom app.