Jharsuguda: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium and value-added products hosted 45 Assistant Section Officers (ASOs) from Odisha Secretariat on Tuesday and took them on a plant visit as part of their induction program.
The visit included an interaction with the senior management, followed by a plant visit within the Company’s aluminium smelter complex, to understand the workings of one of the largest single location smelters in the world.
The officers were given insights on the plant’s operations with an emphasis on the company’s community-focused initiatives, smelter operations, power operations and robust safety practices, along with an overview of various other functions.
Elucidating on Vedanta’s contribution towards Odisha and congratulating the new officer trainees, Sunil Gupta, CEO of Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda, said, “Vedanta’s association with Odisha has been an enriching one and we take great pride in being the state’s partner in progress. Our Jharsuguda plant is one of the world’s largest aluminium plants and our contribution to the state’s well-being has been instrumental.”
“We have been acknowledged for bringing remote areas of the state to the socio-economic mainstream. The company has invested over Rs 50,000 crores and has played key role in triggering exponential GDP growth of Jharsuguda district. Today, Jharsuguda stands as one of the highest per capita earning districts in the stae. I commend all the officer trainees on their selection for this coveted post and wish them all the success for their future endeavors,” he added.
Ashish Kumar Nayak, Assistant Section Officer and part of the visiting cohort said, “Our visit to Vedanta has been an enriching experience, where our trainee officers got the opportunity to interact with the senior management and get an overview of the operations.”
Expressing gratitude to Vedanta for facilitating the visit, he said, “ The value addition through such industrial plant visits is immense as it gives a comprehensive perspective, which going forward will be very helpful for our officers.”