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4th November 2022

BALCO bags First Prize in Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava – 2022 for ‘Best Pavilion’

Balconagar, 4thNovember 2022: Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminium producer, bagged first prize for Best Pavilion at Rajyotsava – 2022 festival, organized by the Government of Chhattisgarh in commemoration of the state’s 22nd Foundation Day. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Mr. Hemant Soren, graced the occasion as chief guest, and the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Shri. Bhupesh Baghel, chaired the program.

BALCO officials Ms. Mansi Chauhan, Head PR & Communication, and Mr. Ashish Sharma, Head – Corporate Affairs received the award on behalf of the company.

Mr. Abhijit Pati, CEO and Director, BALCO expressed his pleasure at winning the award and said, “The Chhattisgarh Rajyotsava provided us a prestigious platform to share our vision for the development of the people and the state of Chhattisgarh. BALCO has been a strong partner in the state’s progress for over five decades, since its establishment. We are committed to making Chhattisgarh, and India, self-reliant, working in the realms of manufacturing, community development and environmental sustainability.”

The Chief Minister, key dignitaries of the state, administrative authorities, and many citizens visited BALCO’s pavilion during the event. The visitors got a glimpse of various dimensions of BALCO’s organizational excellence, from manufacturing prowess to community development projects, such as the Nandghar project, BALCO Medical Center, Vedanta Skill Schools, etc.

Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) is India’s iconic aluminium producer. It is owned 49% by the Government of India and 51% by Vedanta Limited. BALCO is part of Vedanta’s Aluminium Business, a division of Vedanta Limited, which is India’s largest manufacturer of aluminium. BALCO operates a 0.57 million tonne per annum aluminium smelter in Korba, Chhattisgarh. It is also a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class smelter and power plants, the company fulfills its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.

About Vedanta Limited

Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa, Namibia, and Australia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. Under the aegis of Vedanta Cares, the flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Vedanta and its group companies have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and were conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020, CSR Health Impact Award 2020, CII National Award 2020 for Excellence in Water Management, CII Digital Transformation Award 2020, ICSI National Award 2020 for excellence in Corporate Governance, People First HR Excellence Award 2020, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and certified as a Great Place to Work 2021. Vedanta’s flagship Nand Ghar Project was identified as best CSR project by the Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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