Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at ESL Steel Limited is integrated with the company's objective of operational excellence and sustainability. We are committed to contributing to the quality of life and social well-being of communities where we operate and beyond. Our business model clearly states that "Our license to operate comes not only from the government but also from the communities surrounding our operations and particularly people of Bokaro. We are successful because we contribute to society and build collaborative relationships. Our growth has true meaning when it creates betterment opportunities for the people around us". One of the Seven Pillars of Vedanta 'Giving Back to Community/Society gives emphasis that we are committed to contribute and empower Communities, thereby making a positive impact on human life.


Health care has been considered as a major thrust area in the region which affected very badly through communicable and non-communicable disease. The program interventions under the health cover all the core, periphery, and outreach communities as part of the beneficiary of the ESL plant. 15472 villagers got benefits from the initiated taken under this project in first quarter. The CSR team through its interventions on the areas aims to improve the health-hazardous condition by providing primary health care treatment and free medicines.


Project AAROGYA is designed on Hub and Spoke Model where the Vedanta ESL Health Clinic will be providing the health care facilities, lab testing, Special camps with Mobile Health Van. Different awareness camps, Special Camps, Blood Donation Camps, Eye Check-up, and cataract operations, Covid testing and STI, HIV, TB, Malaria etc. illness/diseases specific camps are organized under this project.

Mobile Health Unit:

ESL has given special attention on the health care initiatives through Project AAROGYA currently running in a partnership with Citizens Foundation and in convergence with Health Department.

"Mobile Health Unit" program involves professional doctors, nurse and a pharmacist who form a team along with a dedicated vehicle who visit two village locations in a day. The camp brings primary health care services to the doorstep of the villages and provides free of cost medicines. We have organized various Aarogya Rath Camps through our MHU and special camps through which maximum villagers were given benefit of health care facilities.

There are lots of initiatives on health awareness and sensitization undertaken in this project.

  • Health Camps through MHU: 149 camps were organized in ESL CSR operational areas, covering 5755 beneficiaries.
  • Covid 19 immunization camps: 25 Covid-19 immunization camps were organized as per the need, benefitting 9091 beneficiaries.
  • Screening and Awareness of HIV: 18 camps and celebration of special days like street plays, mobilization camps were organized to raise awareness about the HIV among the community. Covered 169 beneficiaries through these camps.
  • HIV Test Camps: 1 camp was organized through which we have covered 335 beneficiaries.
  • Family Planning Camps: 23 camps were organised on family planning and 2 Tubectomy Operations were done
  • Immunization Awareness Drives: 7 programmes were organized through which we have covered 81 beneficiaries.
  • Celebrated Nutrition week with 39 beneficiaries


Project: Vedanta ESL Skill School

VEDANTA ESL SKILL SCHOOL is a multi-trade residential training Centre wherein we plan to reach out to 550 youths in a span of 3 years with an aim of securing employment for at least 80 percent in partnership with Learnet Skills.

The project aims to impart training through a short duration vocational program to the unemployed youth. The training program will equip the youth with requisite skills as per industry standards thereby engaging them in a sustainable employment in an organized sector.

The students will be provided training under 2 trades namely,

  • Solar PV Installer (Duration: 90 Days)
  • Sewing Machine Operator (Duration: 45 Days)

These are NSDC Certified courses which ensures 80% employability with Minimum Salary of Rs. 10000 - 15000 per month. Student will also be given the basic knowledge about computer.

We have successfully trained 90 youths under two trades. 30 youths from Solar PV Installer Trade and 60 students from Sewing Machine Operator Trade by the end of second quarter. Apart from Technical trainings we have also celebrated many events and organized many trainings like personality development, Basic computer skills, Behavioural trainings etc.



Jharkhand has a rich legacy in the field of archery. Taking this idea forward, we have developed state of the art - VEDANTA ESL ARCHERY ACADEMY, catering to 47 young archers of all the age groups up to the age of 21 years under the guidance of renowned professionals. The students are being trained under following categories: Under 9, Under 14, Under 17 and Under 21. They will be trained for 3 years.

Inter Village Football Tournament:

Intervillage Football Tournament was organized from 23rd to 25th August among 16 teams from different villages from CSR Operational Areas. The winning team was from Hutupathar village and the runners-up from Siyaljori village who displayed great sportsmanship and inspired others in the community to take up sports.

The event was graced by Mr. Markas Hembram, District Sports Officer, Bokaro, Mr. Ravi Ranjan, Director Steel, ESL, Mr. Ashish Ranjan, Head CSR, ER & PR, Team CSR, and PRI members from 16 villages of ESL's CSR Operational areas. To motivate and encourage unity, Mr. Kundan Karna, GM, HR, ESL also distributed uniform kits to four qualifying teams for the semi-finals.

In coming years, the academy will be equipped with residential facility, dining facility, GYM, Medical facilities. The company will be tying up with a local school so that the training does not hinder their education and all-round development is met.


Project: SWAJAL

Safe drinking water is a primary need of the people. With the intention of making safe drinking water available, the Company has undertaken several measures under Project SWAJAL. Hand pumps are the primary source of water in these villages. The response time for attendance of such complaints and repairs has set to be done in minimum 3 working days after receiving complaints.

Apart from this initiative, ESL CSR is also helping the community with water Supply through tanker during different social events/functions. We are supporting community through repairing Hand pumps. We have also Provided Solar Operated Drinking Water facilities, Tap water connections in the nearby Villages. We have Covered 13800 villagers through Project SWAJAL.

  • Hand pumps repaired- 92 units, covering 4600 beneficiaries.
  • Supplied drinking water on social occasions- 40 units, covering 2000 beneficiaries.
  • Solar Operated Drinking Water Facility - 2 Unit covering 500 Beneficiaries
  • Cleanliness Drive in villages - 10 Programmes - 6700 villagers


Project: PRERNA

Project PRERNA is an education project, which aims to provide quality and equitable education opportunities to the students of the socio-economically weak sections of the society within ESL's CSR operational areas for wholesome development of the students so that they can achieve greater heights. So far, we have covered 605 people under project PRERNA.

An extensive project, which will encompass the complete growth of the students it, will touch upon three growth procedures by targeting the following categories. ESL is running Project PRERNA in partnership with Sarthak Sustainable Development Foundation (SSDF). We are running 14 Remedial Coaching Centers in our CSR Operational Areas.

  • PRERNA TUTORIALS: (Elementary to middle): (5 Centres) Remedial classes for the students so that their very base can be made strong.
  • PRERNA CENTRES: (Higher: Std.9th & 10th): (5 Centres) it will strengthen the performances of the students and will prepare them for further studies.
  • PRERNA DRAWING CENTRES: (Open for All): (3 Centres) To encourage and enhance creativity and improve the analytical and reasoning skills of the students.
  • VEDANTA EXCEL 30: (1 Centre) The students will be provided coaching for different competitive exams like, Railways, Bank PO, etc. for 1 year.

We have Celebrated different days at our RCCs such as Inter Centre Speech Competition with 50 children, Inter Centre Drama Competition with 200 children, Independence Day, Teacher's Day etc.

We have also recognized our top 10 best performers from PRERNA Centers by organizing PRERNA SAMMAN SAMAROH and honored them with smart phones. Our topper from the PRERNA Centre Vivek Kumar scored 98.6% in CBSE Board.


Flagship Project of Vedanta - Transforming AWC into Nand Ghar

Nand Ghar is a flagship project of Vedanta resources and is in line with Hon. Prime Minister's flagship schemes: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Start-up India by equipping Nand Ghars with televisions for e-learning, solar panels for reliable power, safe drinking water and empowering women by making them entrepreneurs.

The infrastructure is being utilized for providing facilities under the following verticals. For driving these verticals, we have an O&M Partner in place, Humana People to People India (HPPI)

  • Education: Pre-school education to children (3-6 years) through e-learning
  • Nutrition: Development of Poshan Vatikas/Nutrition gardens and strengthening government delivery systems.
  • Water Purifiers: Safe drinking water for Nandghar children and women
  • Skill: making available Skill development opportunities for women and youth through various convergences with the system.
  • Health: Mobilizing the community for immunization, strengthening AWWs, Eye Screening Camp, Handwash demonstrations, cataract operations, Workshops on Anaemia & Menstrual Hygiene, Haemoglobin test in collaboration with Govt. Health Departments.

A total of 102 existing government Aanganwadis Structures have already been converted into Nand Ghars and are operational in Chas and Chandankiyari Block of Bokaro District and others have been identified for the same. We are covering 2233 Children, 1068 lactating mothers & pregnant women under this project.


Project JIVIKA

A project JIVIKA is to ensure socio-economic empowerment of women. With this project we aim to Strengthen 50 SHGs/500 women through different interventions which would ensure multilevel livelihood impact on beneficiaries and their families in Textile, Mushroom, Phenyl Production, Bamboo craft & other interventions.

Project JIVIKA we are running in a partnership with Drishtee Foundation from Sep'20. We have strengthened 628 members of 69 SHGs in this quarter. Under this project, we are ensuring monthly earnings between Rs. 1500-3000.

We have Inaugurated Vedanta ESL Bamboo Product Centre in which we have launched 50+ products made by our rural women after taking proper training. The Centre was inaugurated by Ms. Leena Verenkar, Group Head CSR. We have also started 6 Vedanta ESL Textile Production Centre. After completion of training the women are engaged with production of different garments.


Project: WADI

NABARD's flagship project WADI is Small orchard-based development projects for Tribal" projects, catering to more than 500 tribal farmers from 8 villages in Chas and Chandankiyari Blocks in Bokaro district in partnership with ESL Steel Limited under its CSR initiative since FY 2020-21.

Along with the orchard-based activities, the project also covers financial assistance for Agri allied activities such as animal husbandry and micro-enterprise development activities to cover more landless population for better Income generation under the project. The other components of the projects include arrangements for irrigation, land development, skill/capacity development of community, women folk, children, and health development. The aim of the WADI project is to provide sustainable livelihood to tribal and nontribal household out of Orchard produce from 5th year onwards.

Vedanta ESL Steel Limited has associated itself with NABARD, under its CSR component to support the beneficiaries for providing Irrigation Facility and other valuable livelihood guidance under the project. The additional irrigation support provided by Vedanta ESL will assist the farmers for development of Intercropping (seasonal vegetables and other crops) from the beginning of the project. Project will provide sustainable livelihood to 500 tribal families through Soil and water management, orchard development, inter cropping and irrigation facilities.

Under the WADI Project, a marginal tribal farmer who owns not more than 5 acres of land is helped with intercropping with two strategically selected crops. Fruit bearing trees such as mango, guava and timber are planted along with agricultural crops in each acre of land. This helps to minimize climatic, biological, and marketing risks.

This year we have covered 200 tribal farmer families under this project. During this quarter we have successfully completed plantation of 25000 Mango, Guava and Timber plants in 200 acres of land.