Since inception, the Group has actively assisted communities in and around its production and mining sites with three basic needs -

Education The Company has adopted 270 single-teacher schools in the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh for providing basic education. In addition, the Company also assists primary and secondary schools around its facilities for strengthening their infrastructure. A full-fledged school in the Siltara industrial area, Raipur, has been proposed with the aid of Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashram, catering to the educational needs of the children of industrial workers and from the surrounding villages. Besides, a school at Khadgoan village (near the Company's captive iron ore mines) has been provided with a new building, uniforms, books and other supplies.

Water Potable water is scarce in many villages, especially in summer. A tube well was built in the Khadgaon village at our iron ore mining site. The Tada village was also equipped with bore wells at the village centre. Cleaning and desalination of lakes across such villages is an annual activity carried out by the Group.

Healthcare We recognize our responsibility to operate in harmony with our local communities. The Company actively sponsors medical facilities, assisting in primary healthcare across villages. It acquired a well-equipped ambulance and set up first-aid facilities in the villages surrounding its mines. These sponsored units fulfilled the need for low-cost and high-quality medical assistance for the economically underprivileged. Apart from these initiatives, SEML has adopted a cluster of villages near its iron ore mines in Rajnandgaon District. SEML provides these villages with basic amenities such as elementary education, clothes, woolen blankets and health care on an annual basis.