Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has been conferred with the prestigious India CSR Community Initiative award for its programme for adolescents girls Health.

The award winning case study was based on "Kishori Express: An innovative initiative to control IMR/MMR and promote safe motherhood in rural areas of Odisha’s Angul district through timely detection and control of female adolescent anaemia," a company release said.

So far, it has tested and educated more than 21000 adolescent girls of Angul district, it said.

Head of CSR&R department of JSPL’s Angul unit, Suresh Kumar Sharma received the award from Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs during the Annual India CSR Awards Ceremony held at New Delhi on April 6, 2015, it said.

On receiving such recognition, Angul location Head and Executive Director of JSPL, Dinesh Kumar Saraogi, said "the awards acknowledge the contributions in CSR domain that are raising benchmarks by bringing a radical and transformation in the development arena through innovation and excellence. We are extremely happy on receiving such a great honour and hope this will definitely boost the morale of our employees." 

JSPL’s CSR programme is Kishori Express, an adolescent anaemia control drive on wheels for timely detection and rectification of anaemia among adolescent girls for enabling them to attain safe motherhood in future. The Van is equipped with HB testing facility, inbuilt touch screen audio-visual awareness building quiz system and nutrition kit supplement facility. It covers 321 villages encompassing two revenue blocks of Angul District.