Vedanta promotes fruit farming in Karnataka

Vedanta promotes fruit farming in Karnataka

Vedanta Iron Ore Karnataka, provided 1700 mango grafts to 40 farmers from across 11 villages in Karnataka.

Highlights:

• Vedanta’s initiative will bring 47 acres of land under Mango Cultivation
• Vedanta recently inaugurated two COVID field hospitals at Chitradurga & Hubli, adding 200 Bedded Medical infrastructure in Karnataka

Vedanta’s Iron Ore Karnataka (IOK), under the umbrella CSR initiative that is, Alternative Livelihood Opportunities Project (ALOP) have introduced ‘Wadi’ Model (Tree based farming Model) across 11 villages in Karnataka state.

Under this initiative 1700 Alphonso Mango grafts were provided to 40 farmers, which will bring 47 acres of land under fruit cultivation, thereby benefiting farming community with sustainable alternative livelihoods. The program is introduced in order to support the small farmers (with less than 5 acre land holding) to opt for commercial fruit farming helping them to enhance their income.

Sauvick Mazumdar, CEO- Iron & Steel Sector, Vedanta Limited said “At Vedanta, our aim is to contribute towards the holistic development of communities around, through our structured CSR programs. In line with our larger goal of partnering in the Atmanirbhar Bharat and Nation building, we launched ALOP project for the benefits of the communities from Chitradurga & periphery. I am extremely pleased to see the positive impacts of the project especially in generating massive livelihood opportunities”

ALOP project is implemented in association with NGO partner Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF), with larger objective to create the sustainable livelihood opportunities with major focus on giving boost to Agriculture and Agri. allied livelihood opportunities.

Krishna Reddy, Director- Iron Ore Karnataka, Vedanta Limited quoted “At Vedanta Iron Ore Karnataka, We believe that community development and sustainability is integral to our business model. We are committed towards the holistic development of community through our CSR initiatives such as ALOP and our endeavour is to reach out to the every member of our society”

Iron Ore Karnataka Division of Vedanta Limited recently inaugurated two COVID field hospitals at Chitradurga & Hubli, adding 200 Bedded Medical infrastructure in Karnataka.