Jindal Organization is a US $ 2 billion conglomerate. The Organization has grown from an indigenous single unit steel plant in Hissar (Haryana) to the present multi – billion, multi locational and multi product steel conglomerate. It has interest in Steel, Power, Sponge Iron, Rail, Pellets and mining of Iron Ore. Jindal Organization has branched out in four core areas – Saw Pipes, Jindal Stainless, Jindal Steel and Power, Jindal South West.
To avail the synergy in the mild steel segment, the related group companies i.e. Jindal Iron and Steel Company Limited (JISCO), Jindal Vijaynagar Steel Limited (JVSL), Jindal Thermal Power Company Limited (JTPC) and Vijaynagar Mineral Private Limited (VMPL) have been put together as Jindal South West (JSW) under the leadership of Mr. Sajjan Jindal.
Jindal Vijaynagar Steel Limited – JVSL
JVSL is the most modern eco-friendly and cost-effective integrated steel plant situated at Toranagallu, in Bellary District of Karnataka with the capacity of 1.6 mn mt per annum of HR coils. The plant uses the new revolutionary COREX technology from Voest – Alpine, Austria. It has the unique distinction of becoming the first plant to use oxygen-based Iron and Steel making with continuous casting and hot strip mill. JVSL is India’s first integrated steel mill in flat products in South and India’s fourth largest steelmaker.
JISCO is one of the leading manufacturers of downstream flat steel products – hot rolled plates, cold rolled plates and galvanized steel sheets – with capacities of 2,80,000, 6,00,000 and 7,50,000 mt per year respectively having manufacturing facilities at Tarapur and Vasind, both in Maharashtra. It has grown remarkably to reach a turnover of Rs. 1,612.26 crores by 2002-03. The Company continues to be the biggest producer of galvanised steel in India, with a share of 17% and the largest exporter, with a share of about 30%.
VMPL is a 3 mn tn Iron Ore mining Company which is situated 25 Km from the integerated steel plant – JVSL.
JINDAL SOUTH WEST (JSW) FOUNDATION
The primary objective of the JSW Foundation is to create an all-round development of the society and community in which we are located.
Our Vision – “ WE CARE ”
· Promotion of Health and Education
· Promotion of Sports
· Promotion of Art and Culture and Conservation of Indian Heritage
· Promotion of Community Initiatives
Executive Committee -
Mrs. Sangita Jindal
Mr. Sajjan Jindal
Mr. N K Jain
Dr. B N Singh
Mr. Raman Madhok
Mr. Sheshagiri Rao M V S
Mr. S S Rao
Mr. K N Patel
Mr. Sanjay Agarwal
Dr. V K Nowal
Mr. R P Raichur
Mr. Anurag Singh
Jindal Education and Medical Trust –
This Trust was registered in 1988 as a Public Charitable Trust. Over a period of time it has branched under the following units to promote the needs of the community –
1) Jindal Vidya Mandir – JVM, (Vasind)
· An English Medium School.
· Number of Students – 1075.
· Highly Subsidised monthly fees – Rs 160/- and 80/- for boys and girls respectively.
2) DAV Jindal Vidya Mandir - (Vidyanagar)
· An English Medium School under CBSE Board.
· Number of Students – 750.
· Highly Subsidised monthly fees – Rs. 210/-
3) Jindal Adarsh Vidyalaya – JAV, (Vidyanagar)
· An English Medium School.
· Number of Students – 250.
· Caters to the community
· Highly Subsidised monthly fees – Rs. 100/-
4) Shramsadhna Vocational Training Centre – SVTC, (Vasind)
· Objectives – Skill Development, Career Guidance, and To create awareness of modern methods of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.
· This Centre has been setup to cater to the needs of communities staying in and around Vasind, Padgha, Asangaon, Shahapur and Headwall.
5) Nari Vikas Kendra – NVK, (Vidyanagar)
· NVK is a sister concern in Karnataka, Vijaynagar which has similar objectives and has become a hub for social development in Bellary district. This concern concentrates on the programmes targeted towards women and children.
1) Jindal Sanjeevani Hospital – JSH, (Vidyanagar)
· Objectives –
ü To provide the best secondary and tertiary health care,
ü It has 24 hrs casualty & emergency ward, pharmacy, ICU, Burns Unit, Operation Theatres, Ward rooms, well equipped diagnostic department with full fledged computerised Pathology Lab, Ultrasound, Sonography, Radiology & Fluoroscopy, Computerised ECG etc. (Brochure enclosed)
2) Jindal Hospital - (Vasind)
· Jindal Hospital is a sister concern which takes care of the community in and around Vasind.
3) Other Miscellaneous Health Initiatives -
· Artificial Limbs Camp – 240 people were provided with artificial limbs or callipers.
· Employment to physically handicapped.
· Organising free medical camps on a regular basis.
· Cancer Awareness and Aid Awareness Programmes.
· Providing Educational Aid to poor needy students in rural and backward areas of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
· Teachers training programmes for village schools.
1) Jindal Squash Academy -
· To promote excellence in sports and give exposure to rural youth Squash Academy has been established at Vasind.
· The Academy has nurtured many young talents who have won seven state level, five national level and five international level trophies. The budding stars of this academy have represented India at the Asian Junior and World Junior championships.
2) Vijayanagar Sports Club -
· Vijayanagar Sports Club, houses the Swimming and Badminton Academies. This club organises state level badminton tournaments in Karnataka on a regular basis. Our star swimmers won first place in 50 meter and 100 meter free style swimming in Jr. National Swimming Competitions concluded at Gadag Karnataka and second place in Breast Stroke (100 Meter) swimming competition at Bhopal. Our total investment in creating sports facilities is over Rs.320.00 lacs.
ART, CULTURE AND HERITAGE INITIATIVES
Jindal Art Foundation –
Jindal Art Foundation was established in 1984, to create an awareness and accessibility of contemporary art practices in India. This foundation is the parent body of Jindal Arts Creative Interaction Centre, Hampi Foundation and also publishes a quarterly magazine – “The Art News Magazine”.
1) Jindal Arts Creative Interaction Centre – (JACIC)
On an initiative from NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) to promote inter disciplinary art activities JACIC was established in April 1994 as an independent body under the umbrella of NCPA.
2) Art India Magazine -
The Art News Magazine of India is a quarterly publication launched in April 1996. The main focus of this niche publication is to –
· Bridge the lacunae between arts centres, artists interested arts professionals and others interested in accessing information related to contemporary art and artists,
· Provide news on events and issue in the arts, through in depth coverage from important centres in India and abroad.
· Carry news, views features, profiles and interviews, and attempts to make the art world accessible to a greater number of people to provide an assessment of current art trends.
Now in its seventh year of publication, this magazine has established itself as the leading and acclaimed forum for the visual arts in the country. “The Art News Magazine of India” was selected by Beaux Arts magazine, Paris as one of the 25 leading magazines to represent the emerging trends in international art in Paris. “The Art News Magazine of India” has also won the 1st prize at the National Awards for Excellence in Printing 2002 in the magazine section. This is a national award hosted by the “All India Federation of Master Printers”. (Magazine enclosed)
3) Hampi Foundation -
The Hampi Foundation was formed in 2000 to formulate a comprehensive and holistic master plan for the management of the unique heritage of the area “Hampi”. The founder members include Shama Pawar Shapiro (founder of T. K. T. a grassroot NGO, working in the field of heritage management and preservation), Dr. Debaorah Thiagarajan (founder of Madras Crafts foundation) and Mrs. Sangita Jindal. It is a step towards intelligent and comprehensive attitude to heritage management than has hitherto been the case in the ruins of the great Vijayanagara Empire. Apart from above foundation sponsors “Hampi Utsav Festival” where local and national level artists participate in dance music and other forms of art.
· A major step was to co-sponsor a book –“New Light on HAMPI (Recent research on Vijaynagara, Edited by John M Fritz and George Michell).
· Also sponsored a book – “A Guide to the Architecture of the Indian Sub continent” by Takeo Kamiya an eminent Japanese Art Historian.
The aim of JSW Foundation is to make a difference in the community in which its companies exists.
In order to enhance the infrastructure at Bellary (Karnataka) for increasing the load carrying capacity of the roads and also to reduce pollution level of chosen areas, based on a survey conducted, the following projects were identified for the development of the region –
· Hospet Road - Hospet is a very important town, as it happens to be the gateway to historical Hampi World Heritage site. The 12000 sq. mtrs. main street road is concretised at a cost of Rs. 95.00 lacs.
· Rangsharda Theatre (Bangalore) - donation of Rs. 9.00 lacs cement and steel was given for construction of Rangasharda Theatre in Banglore.
· Bellary Clean Project - Company actively conducted Cleanliness Awareness Programme at many wards of City Municipal Council of Bellary. For the first time, mechanised garbage disposal system was introduced in Bellary City with Jindals presenting to the Bellary CMC a special truck fitted with self-loading and unloading hydraulic system of 5 cub.mtr. capacity garbage bins (25 nos.) along with 200 dust bins. The cost of the project was Rs. 17.50 lacs.
· Asharam of Sri Sri Ravishankar - donation of cement worth 30 lacs was made to construct internal roads at the ashram of Shri Shri Ravishankar.
· Land Donation - A donation of 11 acres of land was made for building Ayurvedic Asharam at Vasind.
· Rajiv Gandhi Foundation for Technical Education - Commitment to establish Rajiv Gandhi Foundation for technical education in Bellary district of Karnataka.
· JVSL Township has bagged Prime Minister Award for design and urban planning.
2) Other initiatives taken by Mrs. Sangita Jindal, Chairperson of JSW Foundation -
· Establishment of Kala Goda Festival.
· Establishment of Friends of JJ School of Arts Trust – which has been set-up to restore the buildings and its surroundings and value to its curriculum.
· Active member of Bombay First and an active campaigner in the mission to remove the illegal hoardings in the City.
· Chairperson of Walkeshwar Road Residents Association for the beautification of Walkeshwar Road.
We believe that we must strive to make a difference in the environment in which we operate. No contribution which is made with honesty of purpose goes un-noticed –
“ LIFE IS A GIFT
we agree to accept it,
we must contribute in return ”
- By Albert Einstein
We at JSW Foundation believe that achieving fame and great wealth or accomplishing something huge often define success but the most important thing we can do may not be the biggest but the most important thing that we can do is to make the lives of those around better …. by seeing the gifts that we are giving everyday and passing them on.