JSPL makes collaborative preparation to Contain COVID – 19 at its Angul Steel Plant


Angul: Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) has made elaborate arrangements for its employees globally towards the prevention of Coronavirus, including at its Angul based steel making facility. While most of the employees have been advised to work from home, the company has been issuing regular communique to its employees to make them aware of the importance of personal hygiene and self-care. Team of medicos dedicated to each Unit is supervising the care of the people employed in the unit.

Mr. Naveen Jindal, Chairman JSPL has given utmost importance to the good health and well-being of the people living within the company townships and in the local community. He has been particularly concerned about the health of his colleagues and their families including all those living in the Angul District given the spread of the deadly virus. He has advised his leadership team to ensure that no stone is left unturned while taking care of people, especially elders and children.

JSPL has always encouraged the local communities and has been working with SHG women from the villages nearby to create handmade goods by using the locally available raw-material. And with the spread of Corona Virus, it has now helped them to develop masks that are now being produced by the same group of women from the local villages. Everyday 3000 masks are being made and provided to employees and families of its employees after UV treatment.

JSPL has constituted a Crisis Management Group (CMG) at its headquarters and across all its facilities. Angul CMG team is in continuous touch with the District Administrations and the Government Healthcare Officers and seeking their regular guidance to overcome the challenges being posed by the coronavirus.

JSPL has ensured strict adherence to all rules and advisories of the Government of India and the Government of the State of Odisha. People are not allowed to congregate under any circumstances and movement of people living at its townships has been strictly monitored. The Company has also ensured that essential items are available within the township and it has advised its residents to maintain a 2 Meter distance between each other while buying essential day to day items including medicines, etc.,

Under the leadership of Mrs. Shallu Jindal, Chairperson of JSPL Foundation, the CSR Team is working closely with the local community to sensitize them through pamphlets, posters and mobile messaging to ensure social distancing, hand washing and taking personal hygiene measures seriously as per the guidelines issued by the Government of India.

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