'An organization that cares'
At J.K. Cement, we participate in the holistic development of the communities in which we operate. Our strategies and initiatives have brought smiles to numerous families. We have built schools, colleges, training institutes, hospitals, temples and other social infrastructure, as a part of our community intervention. Our in-house policy for the upliftment of the masses finds reflection in a comprehensive and ongoing outreach programme, entailing participation in various social, charitable, healthcare, educational and religious initiatives.
Driven by the solid vision of philanthropic enterprise of its founding fathers, J.K.Cement stands firmly committed to its obligation towards the society, stakeholders and the environment. The company is also a member of Indian Green Building Council (membership no. IGBC-NP-1024).
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Committed to successful enterprise in partnership with nature, J.K. Cement has a stringent eco-friendly policy in place. Besides regular technology updations for emission reduction, effluent management and energy efficiency, the company also undertakes afforestation and plantation drives around its plants. J.K. Cement Ltd. is also a member of the prestigious Indian Green Building Council.
To feed the required limestone to our cements plants, we hold four mining leases at Ahirpura, Maliakhera, Karunda and Tilakhera where mining is carried out using deep hole drilling and blasting. But a lot of care has been taken to negate the ill effects of this ecology affecting activity.
To begin with, we have converted the dry drilling into wet drilling, water is sprinkled on the haul roads, dense plantation has been cultivated around the working pit, Sequential Blasting Machine and down the hole delay are being used to reduce noise, vibration and fly rock. Water is kept stored in the forth bench for use during summer as it also helps recharge the ground water table.
Afforestation is carried out at all the four mines as a part of the mining process. Till date, a total of 2,85,396 plants have been planted covering a total area of over 65 hectares. Necessary arrangement for watering these plants, ensuring their survival, has also been done in the form of construction of 6 water tanks combined with the facilitation of direct water supply pipelines and water tankers.
We have also focussed on Waste Dump Management. The generation of waste material along with mining of limestone at all our mines, is almost negligible. However, some waste like Interstitial Clay, when generated, is excavated separately and dumped at the specified places. These waste dumps are being properly levelled which are then covered with black cotton soil scraped from other parts of the pit only. This forms the bed for plantation or afforestation. The height of the dumps are kept only 5 to 6 mtrs. So that there will be no chance of destabilising of these dumps after plantation in the long run.
We have always believed that quality education and knowledge dissemination are critical pillars for a nation to prosper. We have been prominent in the nation's educational landscape for decades. Our educational institutions comprise K-12 schools, universities and technical institutes, at various places across the country. Sir Padampat Singhania University at Udaipur and L.K. Singhania Education Centre (CBSE-affiliated co-educational school) at Gotan have played a key role in helping shape the country's knowledge potential.
- Lala Kamlapat Singhania Education Centre
- Sir Padampat Singhania University
- Gaur Hari Singhnia Institute of Management Research
Concerned about acute lack of modern medical facilities in remote areas, dynamic measures have been taken to bring healthcare within the reach of general public. Initiatives like free eye check up, annual blood donation camp etc. are taken up from time to time. We also joined hands with Medanta - The Medicity to launch a three day free health check up camp in Nimbahera where around 2000 patients were checked and given medicines.
Creating employability for the country's youth is a vital cog in the community development vision of J.K. Cement Ltd. The company's vocational training institutes are creating promising career avenues for many. These institutes develop human resources that will contribute to the nation's development on the technological and infrastructural fronts.
At J.K. Cement, we participate in the holistic development of the communities in which we operate. Special care has been taken to enrich lives by initiating significant infrastructural projects for the development of areas around the plants. These include RO water supply, sewage plant, road development and biogas plant. The Company is setting up a community centre in the village Fatcharahiran, Nimbahera, to improve the basic facilities for the people living in and around the area. The centre's foundation stone was laid during the year.
Driven by the religious ethos of J.K. Organisation, J.K. Cement Ltd manages temples, providing places of worship at Kanpur and its plants at Nimbahera and Gotan. Religious festivals are celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm in these holy precincts.