Lanjigarh: As part of its infrastructure development project “Pragati”, Vedanta Aluminium, Lanjigarh Unit has opened a community centre at Dahikhal in Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district.
Over 1,500 people belonging to 11 villages under Sibapadar gram panchayat and youth clubs will benefit from this multi-purpose platform, a common junction point for the people to conduct meetings and events.
Commenting on the initiative, Vedanta Aluminium, Lanjigarh Unit COO Rakesh Mohan said, “Vedanta is committed to the social well-being of the community in the peripheral villages of the region. We’re thrilled to see the plan become a reality, and we’re excited to have the local community as our partners and beneficiaries. This opening takes our initiative a step forward in creating a truly collaborative, community space that fosters socio-economic development in the region. Many can now avail the social benefits from the community centre, a common, multi-purpose platform serving for community events and meetings.”
Under “Pragati”, the refinery is supporting the basic development of infrastructure including road construction, drinking water projects, and community centres in villages as per local requirements.
A medical health camp was organised for the villagers of Dahikhal, where over 200 villagers availed the medical benefits. Five doctors, including two doctors from the Kalahandi District Headquarter Hospital, Bhawanipatna and one Medical Officer In-charge (MOIC), Muniguda conducted the camp.
Present during the occasion were local intellectuals, community members, youth club members, along with Vedanta officials.