As a responsible corporate, Vedanta - Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business is contributing through all possible means
to combat Covid 19 pandemic. In line with Vedanta's philosophy of care and community welfare, IOB is
providing relief to the vulnerable and most needy sections of society who have been harshly impacted by the
pandemic and have faced significant disruption in their livelihoods.
CM's Relief Fund to Goa and Karnataka
Vedanta Iron Ore Business (IOB) contributed Rs.
1 crore each to Goa and Karnataka State COVID-19 relief fund as part of its endeavour to join ranks with
the Government of Goa and Karnataka to combat the widespread outbreak of deadly COVID-19. Hon'ble Chief
Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant and Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri B.S Yediyurappa applauded
Vedanta's contribution for the welfare of the community. To make a humble contribution to the Government's
efforts in mitigating the crisis, employees of Sesa Goa Iron Ore have furthered their one-day salary to
fight the pandemic.
Sanitization & fumigation
With the objective to protect everyone from the pandemic, Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore carried out sanitation
and fumigation drive at public places such as police stations, police outposts, health centers,
marketplaces etc. have been done across Goa, Chitradurga â€“Karnataka, Vizag & Dodamarg - Maharashtra. To
ensure safety & hygiene of students appearing for SSC exams at Navelim and Amona High Schools, Vedanta -
VAB conducted sanitization of examination centres, provided masks and sanitizers to all students appearing
for the exams at these centres.
Distributions of PPE's , disinfectants, ICU cots, drone camera etc to fight COVID-19
To meet the need for hygiene products, IOB provided 5000 hand gloves, 8200 + face masks , 750 personal
protection kits, 500 sanitizer bottles, 580 lts of sanitizer to medical hospitals, health units, police
stations, communities, Government offices , District administration across the state of Goa, Chitradurga â€“
Karnataka, Dodamarg Maharashtra, & Vizag. 20 full body suits supplied to Goa fire department. Need based
ambulance services have been provided to the District Administration of Goa, Chitradurga, Jharkhand and
Vizag to stay prepared in these circumstances. 2600 three layered cloth masks were distributed to police
officers, health workers and the community people across Chitradurga district that were handmade by local
SHG women over the course of two weeks.
For better preparedness in this pandemic, IOB handed over 10 ICU cots and 10 Multi- Para Monitor to the
District Administration of Chitradurga to get these units installed at the COVID â€“ 19 Relief District
To help keep a close track of the movement of the people in Chitradurga district, Vedanta Iron Ore Business
Karnataka provided a drone camera along with tablet is provided to the Office of Superintendent of Police.
20 Electric water dispensers to District Disaster Management Authority at the Office of District
Magistrate, South-Goa. These will be used at ESI Covid Hospital, Margao and other medical establishments
which are used to treat and quarantine suspected Covid - 19 cases so as to benefit all of those who are
working at these facilities, especially the medical staff. Further , handed over a refrigerator at Dodamarg
Check Post to aid the frontline warriors in battle against Covid -19.
To aid the frontline warriors in battle against Covid -19 inspite of hot weather conditions, Sesa Goa Iron
Ore handed over a refrigerator to Dodamarg Check Post.
Distribution of food packets to the vulnerable sections of the society
To be prepared to fight the pandemic, Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore provided over 8789 essential groceries
to vulnerable groups benefitting over 44000 people across Goa , Chitradurga - Karnataka, Vizag & Dodamarg
Maharashtra. The Company is also working closely with local administrations across Goa, Karnataka, Vizag
and Chitradurga to provide items for people in distress.
Provision of shelter and cooked meals to migrant labourers
Iron Ore Business provided Shelter home facility at Codli mines has been provided to the stranded migrant
labourer. These labourers were prevented from leaving the state in this pandemic where they could have been
infected with Coronavirus. These migrants were provided shelter, cooked food, and hygiene products to stay
safe and healthy.
Specific Initiatives for elderly and children
The Company has also initiated programmes to aid vulnerable sections of citizens during the nationwide
pandemic. Iron Ore Business has extended support to children and senior citizens by sending food supplies
and sanitizers in Goa. Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron joined hands with Institute of Public Assistance (Provedoria),
Government of Goa to handover hand sanitizers to elderly people. Provedoria manages 10 old age homes across
the State of Goa and the initiative of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore is aimed to ensure the safety of elderly
citizens during this COVID-19 pandemic as the elderly are particularly at risk.
During these challenging times when the entire world is facing unprecedented challenges due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, Vedanta Sesa Iron Ore is working towards extending support to the communities and all
other stakeholders to battle against this difficult situation through all possible means in Goa, Karnataka
and Jharkhand respectively.