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Hindustan Zinc Adopts 112 Rural Government Schools in Rajasthan

A momentous step in decreasing the rate of drop-outs in Rajasthan

Vedanta Hindustan Zinc has joined hands with Rajasthan Government by adopting about 112 rural Government Schools to provide improved educational and infrastructural facilities in the adopted schools. The company has already started the work in 72 schools at Bhilwara and 20 in Chittorgarh and a MoU to adopt 20 Government schools for 3 years has been signed recently in Rajsamand where the work will start soon.

UNICEF report claims that in Rajasthan, school attendance has been very low among girls and tribal children with female literacy as low as 40 per cent in the state. Also, the sharp drop in secondary school attendance, particularly among girls because of no drinking water facilities, lack of separate toilet for girls, no teacher, and improper infrastructure etc poses a big challenge and requires immediate attention.

"Hindustan Zinc is executing this project in 3 districts of Rajasthan – Bhilwara, Chittorgarh and Rajsamand", informed Pavan Kaushik, Head of Corporate Communication.

The Company is providing basic infrastructure facilities viz. Construction of boundary wall, class rooms & labs, installation of hand pumps, ceiling fans, coolers, construction of toilets & playground, furniture, to name a few in all the schools. The project is also providing scholarships to meritorious students. The company even encourages plantation drive to develop green belt in schools.

Also, for the smooth running of the project, a committee has been formed comprising 2 members from HZL, 2 from school and 1 member from District Magistrate. Based on the need of the school authority and assigned budget, the project will be executed by Hindustan Zinc.

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta group company in Zinc-Lead-Silver business has been working towards providing quality education with installation of 1000 computers and training in 682 government schools with remedial classes through its various educational programs in Rajasthan.

1 comment:

  1. Very good initiative by HZL CSR team. Girl education is a challenge in Rajasthan.