Udaipur : Hindustan Zinc’s Sindesar Khurd Mine received the ‘Bala Gulshan Tandon Excellence Award – 2017-18’, for ‘Best Overall Performance in Sustainable Development’ by FIMI (Federation of Indian Mineral Industries). Presented on 14th August 2018 during 52nd Annual General Meeting of FIMI held in New Delhi, the award is one of the most prestigious awards of Indian Mineral Industries.
The award was presented by Hon’ble Minister of Mines and Rural Development & Panchayati Raj – Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar. On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, Mr. Rajeev Bora, Unit Head of Sindesar Khurd Mine and Mr. Digambar Patil, Manager – Environment at Sindesar Khurd Mine received the award. Mr. Rajeev Bora was also awarded for his significant contribution towards assisting the mines in achieving excellence though sustainable development.
Mr. Pavan Kaushik, Head – Corporate Communication, Hindustan Zinc said, “We are very glad to receive this award by FIMI. Sindesar Khurd Mine is India’s largest underground mine and the most mechanized mine of the country. Hindustan Zinc has strong focus on care for the environment and uses environment friendly technologies in all its operations. The award recognizes the efforts of Hindustan Zinc towards zero discharge and zero waste. Being the only Zinc-Lead-Silver producer in India and global leader in metal production, Hindustan Zinc is proud to be recognized as ‘Zinc of India’.”
The ‘Bala Gulshan Tandon Excellence Award’ by FIMI is designed to recognize excellence in the overall performance of the applicant with respect to economic, social, environmental and health & safety. The assessment for the award also includes areas like commitment, self-evaluation, transparency and governance.