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New Delhi, July 23

The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries conferred Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL), integrated producer of zinc and lead, with the Gem and Granite Award for 2005-06 on Saturday.

"Hindustan Zinc Ltd is committed to conserving and augmenting the natural resources in and around its areas of operations across India," said Mr M. S. Mehta, CEO and Director, HZL, in a release here.

The environment awards are conferred to the mines adjudged best for their efforts to promote integration of environmental concerns in their mining plans. HZL has taken up various continuing social welfare measures for the local community such as free fodder camps, supply of drinking water through pipelines and tanker, medical camps and formation of self-help groups.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated July 24, 2006)
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