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NALCO BOOSTS WELFARE MEASURES IN ANGUL Free OPD Facility in Special OPD to Villagers around Nalco’s Smelter & Power Complex


Bhubaneswar: National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco), the Navratna CPSE of the State, has taken additional welfare measures to extend more benefits to its stakeholders in Angul Sector, where the company’s Smelter and Power Plant are located. The company is going to provide free OPD facility to the project-affected people residing in 35 periphery villages in Angul, in its specialized OPD centre. The Smelter and Power Complex will issue photo medical id-cards to the villagers to facilitate this service.

Further, the company has also decided to hike the remunerations to the contractual workers of the plants at Angul. The additional element of Rs.24/- per day and canteen subsidy of Rs.8/- per day per worker will be enhanced to Rs.32/- per day and Rs.12/- per day respectively. It was announced by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Steel and Mines on the occasion of Nalco’s Foundation Day Celebrations at Angul on 8th January, in presence of Shri Jual Oram, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Also, it has been decided to raise the lump sum amount granted by Nalco in case of death of a contractual worker due to accident from Rs.2 lakh to Rs.3 lakh.

The company has also decided to provide cash gift of Rs.2,500/- to eligible workmen in Nalco’s contract.

It may be noted that besides the mandatory 2% of its net profit, NALCO is spending an additional Rs.300 crore under its CSR programme.