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Balco receives award from president for sustainable development

Posted on Jan 16, 10:54AM | IANS

Bharat Aluminium Company (Balco), a part of the Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Group, has been conferred an award by President Pranab Mukherjee for its achievements on sustainable development.

The award, instituted by the Confederation of Indian Industry and diversified corporate house ITC, is given to a company that is able to produce commendable results from the deployment of policy and processes in the area of sustainable development.

President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the CII-ITC Sustainable Award to Bharat Aluminium, being received by Deepak Prasad, vice president for hot metals. Others at the dias, from left, are Chandrajit Banerjee, director general of CII, Y.C. Deveshwar of ITC, Ajay Shriram of DCM Group, and former central minister Suresh Prabhu

The company was lauded for its initiative that touches the lives of more than 150,000 people in 230 villages, spread across three areas of operation -- Korba, Sarguja and Kawardha in Chhattisgarh.

The award was received at an event Monday at Vigyan Bhavan here by Deepak Prasad, vice president for hot metals.