Sustainability has always been a core value for Udaipur-based Hindustan Zinc and conservation of water has always been a priority, considering that the state of Rajasthan is extremely water-stressed.
Continuing with its efforts towards conservation of environment, Hindustan Zinc, on World Environment Day, has come forward with a pledge to revive the iconic Fatehsagar Lake in Udaipur. The water sustainability initiative in the city of lakes is being undertaken in association with Urban Development Trust (UIT). Under the month long project, Fatehsagar Lake will be desilted by 2 – 2.5 lakh cubic meter, thus paving the way for long term water solution in the region and conserving the local flora and fauna.
Moreover, the city of Udaipur has witnessed excessive dumping of raw sewage into its famous lakes. The continuous dumping has unfortunately put tremendous pressure on the ecosystem around the lake waters.
In order to address the issue of sewage dumping, Hindustan Zinc has set-up Udaipur’s first 20 million litres per day (MLD) Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). The company now aims to treble the capacity of the STPs to 60 MLD, from the present 20MLD, which will treat more than half of the sewage generated by the entire city.
The iconic Fatehsagar lake stands as the lifeline of tourism for the city of Udaipur and is also a prime source of drinking water for the locals. The present condition of the lake, with its sinking water storage capacity, made it imperative that urgent steps are taken for the lake’s revival and sustainable management. The desilting process will deepen the lake by increasing the catchment area that will allow trapping of more water in the rainy season, thereby helping preserve water for longer duration in years of weak monsoons.
This month long initiative in conjunction with UIT has commenced and will be completed before the onset of monsoon. Hindustan Zinc has already engaged an expert team to support this effort for long term preservation of water for the city residents.
About Hindustan Zinc:
Hindustan Zinc (NSE & BSE: HINDZINC) is the one of the world’s largest integrated producers of zinc-lead with a capacity of over 1.0 million MT per annum and a leading producer of silver. The Company is headquartered in Udaipur, Rajasthan in India and has zinc-lead mines at Rampura Agucha, Sindesar Khurd, Rajpura Dariba, Zawar and Kayad; primary smelter operations at Chanderiya, Dariba and Debari, all in the state of Rajasthan; and finished product facilities in the state of Uttarakhand.
Hindustan Zinc has a world-class resource base with a mine life of over 25 years.
The Company is self-sufficient in power with an installed base of 474 MW coal-based captive power plants. Additionally, it has green power capacity of 347 MW including 274 MW of wind power, 38 MW of solar power and 35 MW of waste heat power. The Company has an operating workforce of over 16,000 including contract workforce.