Rajasthan News

Vedanta Hindustan Zinc to adopt 92 schools of Rajasthan

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 04, 2012

Hindustan Zinc, a company of Vedanta Group, has signed an MoU with the Rajasthan Government to adopt 92 Schools in phases in Chittorgarh and Bhilwara District of the state.

Hindustan Zinc is aiming to adopt 92 schools, 72 Government schools in Bhilwara for 5 years and 20 schools in Chittorgarh for 3 years. The total finance that company would spend is about Rs 3.35 Crore on this project.

This adoption project will provide basic infrastructure facilities like construction of class rooms, boundary walls of the school, installation of hand pumps, ceiling fans, coolers, construction of toilets, playgrounds, furniture for the children etc, said Pavan Kaushik, Head Corporate Communication. It will also provide scholarships to meritorious students.

The company also plans to encourage plantation drive to develop green belt in schools. To monitor the success of the project, a committee of 5 members has been formed which would have 2 members from Vedanta Hindustan Zinc, 2 from school and 1 member nominated by District Magistrate.

Based on the need of the school authority and assigned budget, the project will be executed by Vedanta Hindustan Zinc which would ensure optimum utilisation of funds.

Earlier Vedanta Hindustan Zinc had provided 1000 computers to 200 government schools in rural areas and e-subject software support to about 500 schools.

The company is also providing daily mid-day meal to over 80,000 students in 2000 government schools in Rajasthan to ensure nutrition support to students. Most of these children are from poor families and need regular nutrition support.

src: thehindubusinessline.com

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