Daily Archives: March 7, 2012

Vedanta Aluminium observes 41st National Safety week

As a part of its continuing effort to promote and inculcate safety consciousness among the plant personnel, 41st  National Safety week was observed today here at the premises of Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) Jharsuguda.   On this occasion, safety related programmes were conducted in which plant personnel from all sections along with employees and Chiefs of partner companies participated.  The Safety week is being observed from 4th March 2012 to 10th March 2012 marking the foundation of National Safety Council of India and to observe this year’s National Safety Day theme “Ensure safe and Healthy Working Environment – A Fundamental right.”

Mr. Gopal Chandra Bishoi Deputy Director of Factories & Boiler, Sambalpur Division  graced the occasion as Chief Guest.  Mr. Pramod Suri, CEO Vedanta JSG, Mr. Abhijit Pati, COO, Dr. Rajeev Nayan, Head HR graced the occasion as the dignitaries among others. Before commencing the event, safety badges were distributed and followed by Safety pledge both in Oriya & English was administered.

Today on 06th March, commemorating the event, Dr. Rajeev Nayan gave the Welcome Speech and Mr. Abhijit Pati, COO highlighted on the various safety measures practised in the Plant premises. He quoted that Safety is not only management’s responsibility; it is the responsibility of individuals. Everybody has a right to work in a safe and secure working condition. Safety First and Production next; all should practise upon, he cited precisely. Speaking on the Occasion Mr. Bisoi in his speech appreciated Vedanta for the reduction of industrial accident rate to zero percent in its premises. He also advised to maintain the same spirit for further years. Mr. Suri said, “Safety has got a prime importance in our life and this precious human life can’t be wasted with any act of unsafe condition. Round the Clock we must observe safety because a small act of negligence can also cause a major disaster.”

Various Prizes were given away to the winners under various categories among the employees and labourer. School Children from peripheral areas who had participated in various competitions earlier, organised by VAL were also given prizes during this occasion. Finally, Mr. Dayanidhi Behera, Head Plant-I gave the vote of thanks.

Timber mafia caught in Sambalpur

A timber mafia and his two accomplices were arrested in Sambalpur, additional SP (Sambalpur)  Dilip Kumar Deo said on Tuesday afternoon. They are Raiman Munda and Raju Pradhan of Dangarpada village and Fakir Gardia of Chilikon village within  Jujomora police limits.

Deo said a police team trapped him and his men on Monday night when they were smuggling logs in  Sadar police station area. A country-made pistol, a live cartridge, 21 logs, a two-wheeler and 11 bicycles were seized from them.

He revealed Raiman, the most wanted timber mafia, was also involved in the attack on Jujomora range office that took place May 8, 2011 in which the  range officer and two other forest guards were seriously injured severely. “Raiman wanted revenge because the forest officials had seized timber from his men. He took away the seized articles from the range office by attacking the officials. We had registered a case but he was absconding,” the additional SP said.

Deo said Raiman used to employ jobless youth for smuggling of timber. The police team spotted him on Monday night while he was escorting his men near  Sindurpank area.