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CORPORATE MESSAGE

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Vol.XXXI, Issue 1 Jul. 2015

The 48 MVA furnace at Choudwar, CCP-1, is back on stream after a long shutdown

for major repairs and important modifications. Our Sukinda and Mahagiri mines are

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back in operation in 1 week of May, after brief delay in getting regulatory approvals.

We are now ready for full capacity utilization, which was eagerly and very urgently

awaited. The international benchmark price of Ferro Chrome for July-Sept quarter has

rolled over from previous quarter. The market is not overly active and margins are

stressed. In this subdued market scenario, capacity utilization of both machine

resources as well as human resources has a huge impact on our profitability and cash

flow. Hence, all potential bottlenecks need to be forecast and solved through

meticulous planning, to ensure maximum revenue generation.

Construction work of our ITC project at Sukinda is progressing well. This shall be yet

another and one of the most important milestones in Company's record of voluntary

CSR activity. We remain committed to investing in and improving social and human

capital, as we believe that a balance between commerce and social responsibility is

necessary for business sustenance.

Jayant Misra

Director Corporate & COO

In this Issue

CORPORATE MESSAGE

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

EVENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

AVIATION

GUEST COLUMN

TOUCHING LIVES BEYOND BUSINESS

Bansidhar & Ila Panda


Foundation Activities

HSE & COMPLIANCE

DIVINE & DIVINITY

SPECTRUM

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MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (MDP)

Glimpse of activities

Utkrash Leadership Centre of Excellence, in its

continuous thrust on developing future leaders

designed a program for building capability around 12

behavioral Competencies under the new initiative

“Management Development Program”.Continuous

demonstration of these competencies will spur

organizational transformation and develop

sustainable internal capability to cope up with any

market place change. The Workshop facilitation is

programmed for 6 days per batch and is meant to

spread over three phases of 2 days duration for each

batch.The entire program is conceptualized, designed

and implemented in partnership with “Anexion

Transformation” lead by Dr. Ajay Shrivastav.

The Phase 1 MDP program for Batch 1 comprising of 23 participants was flagged off in April 2015 at

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CHQ, with a two day Workshop on 13 & 14 of April followed by phase 2 workshops on 8 &9 June.

Under this initiative, participants are going through a four step Development Journey: Introduction to Self, new

Learning. Development Plan & Assessment. In order to make learning effective participants have been put

across Case study and group discussion, Video based discussion, Indoor as well as outdoor activity, Specific and

pointed de-briefs. In addition to this, Psychometric tools like DISC Profiling, MBTI assessment were used to help

participants understand/analyze their own dominant personality & consequent influence on response

mechanism. This analysis resulted in individuals crafting their Individual development plans to carry forward this

learning to the workplace.

The participants have been oriented through four competencies in phase I which are a. Effective Communication

b. Planning, Prioritising & Maintaining Focus c. Taking initiatives d. Delegation & four more competencies in

phase II, which are e. Giving & receiving feedback f. Ownership & Accountability g. Problem solving h. Decision

Making. Participants over a period of time with persistent practice, will align competencies with daily work place

behavior, impart this learning to others by way of small group discussions & during formal & informal

workplace interactions derive to true value of the training.

We strongly believe, this initiative would be pivotal in creating an aspiring and growth oriented managerial pool

that will not only practice a culture of accountability & Intra-preneurship but also leverage this learning to the

next level down the line.

To reiterate the famous Quote of Alvin Toffler:

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“The illiterate of 21 Century will not be those who can’t read & write, but those who can’t learn,

unlearn and relearn”

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EVENTS

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

World Environment Day : CDR

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World Environment Day 2015 was celebrated at IMFA, Choudwar on 5 June 2015. The day began with ‘Prabhat

Pheri’ by colony children holding coloured placards with eco-friendly messages. Banners were displayed at key

locations with this year's UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) message “Seven Billion Dreams. One

Planet. Consume with Care.” Employees & Contract workers took environmental pledge in presence of Mr. D.

Senapati, VP-Mfg (FA) & EIC, Mr. B. Mohapatra, VP- Head PBU. Eco-friendly carry bags with “WED 2015”

message were distributed to employees through Kalinga cooperative store to encourage use of eco-friendly bags

in place of polythene bags.

On the inaugural day plantation program, initiated by IMFA CSR team, was carried out at Choudwar Police

station premises. About 400 saplings were planted by guests, company executives and other dignitaries. The CSR

team of IMFA, Choudwar was associated in organizing the plantation activities.

Competitions & events were organized for employees & their family to generate environmental awareness i.e Sit

& draw poster & quiz competition for students, environmental awareness training for contract workers at Unit -

I, Unit -II & Unit- III followed by quiz competition. For colony ladies also environment awareness program was

organized at recreation club colony-II followed by quiz competition. Debate competition was organized for nonexecutives

& staff. Slogans were invited on environmental topic from employees & their family members in

Oriya, Hindi & English languages .

World Environment Day : THV

At Therubali, celebrations began with Prabhat Pheri in the morning by the students of TITC (Therubali

Industrial Training Centre) displaying banners, posters and slogans around the colonies and market area for

awareness on conservation of the environment & causes of degradation. The students participated in a debate

competition on “TREES ARE FRIENDS" & "WATER IS LIFE”. At the closing ceremoney, Mr K V Rao,

SGM-M (FA) & Mr R R Mohanty, GM-HR &Admn in their speeches stressed on the necessity for individuals to

take responsibility for protecting the environment.

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EVENTS

A. Quiz Competition

I. Sri Tanmaya Sahoo, Class-IX & Miss Sasmita

Barik,ClassX, Kaliapani High School,OMC - 1st

ii. Sri Suryakanta Nayak, Class -X & Sri Arjuna

Mohanta, Class-X, Patitapaban High School,

Pimpudia - 2nd

B. Debate Competition

I. Miss Pramila Mohanta, class-X, Anchalika High

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School, Garamian -1

ii. Sri Dakshaya Prasad Sahoo, class-IX,

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Shree Maa Aurobinda High School, Anal-2

iii. Miss Sushree Sangita Singh Choudhury,

class-IX, Gram Panchayat High School,

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Kalarangiatta - 3

C.Essay competition

i. Miss Pramila Mohanta,student of class-X,

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Anchalika High School,Garamian- 1

ii. Sri Prakash Patra,student of class-X,Anchalika

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High School,Garamian - 2

iii. Miss Nibedita Nayak,student of class-IX,Shree

Maa Aurobinda High School,Anal – 3rd

World Environment Day : SMC & MMC

At SMC & MMC. students and teachers from nearby

schools were invited to visit our Sukinda &Mahagiri

Mines and participate in plantation programme.

Various competitions on issues related to environment

were conducted were also conduced for students.

Prizes were distributed to the winners at a meeting

presided over by Mr. S Patni, Sr.GM – SCM.Winners

of various competition are listed below.

Shramik Divas Celebration: CDR

Shramik Divas (Labour Day) was celebrated on

01.05.15 at the IMFA Staff Club premises. Mr

Laxmidhar Rath, Asst Labour Commissioner was the

Chief Guest and Mr Banamali Mohapatra, District

Labour Officer, Cuttack was the Guest of Honour.

Senior executives of IMFA and Mr R C Nayak,

representative, of IMFA Shramik Pratinidhi Mandali ,

spoke on the importance of the Day. Mr S. Dash

offered vote of thanks. Debate, Quiz and Best

suggester award, based on suggestions &

implementation that have added value , was given by

the Chief Guest. A Meena Bazar was organised by the

families of employees, followed by a colorful cultural

programme by Odishi Nrutyamandali, Cuttack. A

Mega Melody programme was staged by our Sangeet

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Prativa Team Members on the 2 day.

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EVENTS

Awareness Programme on “Natural Calamities- Maladies and Remedies" : THV

An Awareness Programme on “Natural Calamities- Maladies and Remedies" was organised by the District

Legal Services Authority Rayagada , at our IMFA club premises Madhusudan Nagar. The state of Odisha with a

long coastal belt has been prone to natural calamities resulting in great destruction and suffering for the common

man. The awareness programme was an effort to create awareness for better disaster preparedness as well as

remedial measures to be taken to bring relief to those affected by these calamities. The participants included

Janab Muhammad Ajmal.- Dist-Judge-cum-Chairman,DLSA, Mr Rajesh Ekka- Chief. Judicial Magistrate,

Rayagada, Dr Prasanna K Panda, Registrar-cum-Secy, DLSA, Mr Pravakar Ganthia.- Civil Judge, ( Sr Division),

Mr Prajyoti Rout .- SDJM Rayagada, Mr K V Rao - Sr GM, IMFA, Mr R R Mohanty- GM HR & ADMN, IMFA ,

Mrs V . Indira Rao - Principal Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Threubali, members of Imfa club & IMFA ladies club as well

as students of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Therubali.

Utkal Diwas: MMC

On 01st April 2015, UTKAL DIWAS, birth anniversary of the state of Odisha, was celebrated at Officers' Club

of Mahagiri Enclave. All the Inmates including their family members participated in the celebration. Ladies &

children sang patriotic songs. VP-Mining, Sr. GM-SCM and others spoke on the role played by Freedom

Fighter’s to create the independent state of Odisha. They also focused on the need to contribute to the

development of social and cultural ethos of the state both at the individual as well as the corporate level. The

programme was followed by dinner.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

SPECTRUM

State Safety Awards- Unit – II-CDR

IMFA, Choudwar (Unit – II) has been adjudged best

performer for Safety, by the Directorate of Factories

& Boilers, Govt. of Odisha, to receive the State Safety

Awards for the years 2011 & 2012.

The awards were received by Mr. I.C. Sharma, GM

(Production) & Mr. M. K Sahu, Sr. Mgr (HSE &

Compliance ) from the Chief Guest Mr. Prafulla K

Mallik – Hon’ble Minister, Steel & Mines and Labour

& Employees, State Insurance, Odisha. Other

dignitaries present were Mr. G. Srinivas, IAS, Principal

Secy to Govt. Labour & Employment, State

Insurance Dept. Odisha & Mrs. Shalini Pandit, IAS,

Labour Commissioner, Odisha. This was organized

by Directorate Of Factories & Boilers, at Hotel New

Marion on 11th June 15. The Safety Award won by

IMFA are:-

2011:

i. Lowest Weighted Frequency Rate of Accident

ii. Best Performance In safety, Health &

Environment management (Sponsored

Award)yr.

2012:

i. Lowest Severity Rate of Accidents

Final Day Celebration of MEMC Week: SMC &MMC

Under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines,

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Bhubaneswar Region, the 17 Mines Environment &

Mineral Conservation Week, 2014 -15 was celebrated

at Sukinda Mines (Chromite) & Mahagiri Mines

(Chromite) under Group 1 & Group 2 category

respectively. On 27.01.2015, a team comprising of Sr.

Executives of different Mines in Odisha had inspected

SMC & MMC.

Posters & Slogan Competitions were organised for the

employees and a Safety Play was staged by employees

on the occasion to buid awareness. Details of the

awards won by SMC & MMC are noted below.

MMC:

• Noise, Vibration Scientific & Aesthetic Beauty - 1st

prize

• Overall Performance - 2nd Prize

• Sedimentation and Water Management - 2nd prize.

• Afforestation - 2nd Prize.

SMC :

• Waste Dump Management - 1st Prize.

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AVIATION

AVIATION DIVISION PREPARES FOR A NEW DAWN

IMFA Aviation Division at B.P. International Airport, BBSR has emerged as a potent corporate Aviation, a

force to reckon with, in this Eastern Sector of the Indian Peninsula. Conceived and established in the early 80's by

the great visionary Dr. Bansidhar Panda, Founder Chairman of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd., this Aviation

Division has traversed a long journey of over three and a half decades till date.

Kick started initially with vintage flying machines viz. Cheeta copters, Cessna 172, Cessna Crusader, Beech

Baron and King Air C-90 etc., the Aviation Division has gone from strength to strength modifying its fleet of

copters with Robinson R44, Raven II and Clippers and acquiring a state of the art corporate marvel- Cessna

Citation CJ2 aircraft.

Time is the only capital which we can't afford to loose! With passage of time and in the Diamond Jubilee

Decade of IMFA , our Aviation Division vies for its expansion by proposed new acquisition and with new

infrastructure, in line with proposed expansion program of B.P. International airport.

Burdened with the long-prevailing 'Safety centric DGCA Compliance', Aviation Companies / Aircraft

Operators have come a long way and switched over to 'Performance centric Compliance' capped up by the latest

SMS (Safety Management System). Our Aviation Division has been ever vigilant by keeping a tab on such

onerous compliance-responsibilities to keep the kites flying.

IMP:-To showcase the reminiscence of IMFA Aviation Division of its three and half decades of existence

and performance, we are preparing for a 'Coffee Table Book'....Our request is hereby aired to all IMFAites to

mail us the write-ups, photos, sketches of any reminiscent / historic facts about Aviation Division possessed by

them.

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GUEST COLUMN

STRATEGIZING CSR

Dr. Supriti Mishra

Associate Professor, Strategy

International Management Institute,

(IMI) Bhubaneswar

Dr. Supriti Mishra

Prof. Supriti Mishra is an expert in the area of CSR and Corporate Governance.Currently she is an Associate Professor in

the Bhubaneswar campus of International Management Institute (IMI). As a Visiting Professor at St. Ambrose University,

Davenport, Iowa, USA she delivered talks on CSR and Sustainability.

Prof Mishra completed her MBA and M.A. in Applied Economics from Utkal University, India, Ph.D. from I.I.T.

Kharagpur, and Post-doctorate from Stern School of Business in New York University. She was a Fulbright Fellow in the

year 2009-10 when she worked with Prof. Ingo Walter at the Stern Business School in New York University, USA, in the

area of Corporate Governance. Prof. Mishra's research interest lies in the areas of corporate social responsibility,

corporate governance, and sustainable development. She has published extensively in these areas in International Journals

of Emerald and Springer Publications. She was invited by the International Finance Corporation to Hong Kong to deliver

a talk on Corporate Governance to top executives of Hong Kong based companies in 2011. She is a reviewer for reputed

journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics (Springer), British Journal of Management (Wiley), European Journal of

Development Research and the Global Business Review (Sage). Prof. Mishra has over 20 years of industry, teaching and

consulting experience. As a consultant she has been actively involved with the non-profit sector in India and is associated

with various non-profit organizations including UNICEF, UNDP, Adam Smith Institute, U.K., and W.F. Baird &

Associates, Canada.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has generated

much interest today than ever before, particularly in

India after the enactment of Clause 135 under the

Companies Act, 2013. The clause mandates Indian

companies to spend 2% of their net profit on CSR

activities. This has ensued a mad rush among

companies for spending on CSR activities.

Companies are finding out ways to fulfill the target

of 2%. However, more than meeting the target it is

essential for the companies to understand what CSR

is and how they should plan and strategize their CSR

activities.

The basic idea of CSR is that business and society are

interwoven rather than distinct entities. Therefore,

society has certain expectations for appropriate

business behavior and business has an obligation to

work for social betterment. Most of the early

definitions of CSR, focus on what constitute and a

firm's social responsibility and why firms

should/should not be socially responsible. Recent

conceptualizations of CSR acknowledge the

importance of stakeholders or the societal actors to

whom the business is responsible. The World

Business Council for Sustainable Development

defines CSR as the commitment of business to

contribute to sustainable development, working with

employees and their families, the local community,

and society at large to improve their quality of life.

CSR has been more of a misnomer in India - loosely

used by industries and academicians in exchange of

related concepts such as corporate citizenship,

corporate philanthropy, corporate community

initiatives and so on. Opposed to the multistakeholder

approach adopted by global companies

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GUEST SPECTRUM COLUMN

towards CSR, Indian companies mostly focus on

community development. Philanthropic and charitable

contributions of Indian businessmen are often

considered to be the equivalent of CSR. Moreover,

CSR strategy of Indian companies is often blurred

with ad-hoc approaches towards CSR. Prior to the

implementation of Companies Act, 2013, CSR

spending of Indian companies was nowhere near their

western counterparts. Even in periods of high

economic growth in 2006 in India, CSR expenditure of

Indian companies stood at only $5 billion or 0.6

percent of the GDP. American companies, on the

other hand, spent nearly $307.75 billion every year, or

about two percent of GDP, for charity even during the

recession of 2009.

In the absence of adequate voluntary initiatives by

industries, Indian government has come up with

regulations mandating CSR activities in companies.

Initially there was significant opposition from the

corporate and industry chambers for the mandatory

CSR provision on the ground that it may jeopardize the

spirit of voluntarism ingrained in CSR. Moreover it

may become just one among the several compliances

companies make to the government and create scope

for corruption. However, as the government went

ahead with the adoption of the mandatory clause,

industries have started accepting it as a fait accompli.

According to Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, a

minimum of 6,000 Indian companies will come under

the CSR provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. As

per a PwC report, some estimates indicate that CSR

commitments from companies can amount to as much

as 20,000 crore INR. Schedule VII of the Companies

Act gives a bouquet of activities that a company can

undertake under its CSR. The companies are

scrambling to pick and choose from this loosely held

bouquet for their own share of CSR activities.

While speaking as a key note speaker in a seminar

organized by St. Ambrose University in Davenport,

Iowa, USA last summer, to a gathering of faculty and

students from the university, and corporate executives

from MNCs such as Wahl Clipper and John Deere, I

faced an interesting question. “If CSR is mandatory for

all Indian companies, does it cease to be a factor for

differentiation and USP for companies?”, asked a

senior executive from a company who was planning to

expand to India. My answer was, “It's both yes and

no”. Yes, because now no single company can claim

that it is only one of the few companies who is engaged

in CSR. So, just doing CSR does not boost your

corporate image or become a USP for the simple

reason that every Tom, Dick, and Harry is doing it,

thanks to Clause 135. But, “no”, it does not cease to be

a factor for differentiation. Because the differentiation

will come from the way one plans and executes one's

CSR strategy.

Past research shows that when CSR activities are

aligned with the core competencies of firms, it leads to

an optimum state of benefit both for the society and

the firm rather than when they are coerced to do so.

Tata Consultancy Services, the Indian IT major, whose

core competency is software development, has

developed a software for the adult illiterates in India

who, with the help of the software, can learn the basic

skills of writing and reading in 45 days. IKEA, the

Swedish furniture giant, which is starting its operation

in India and plans to source its raw materials from

Tinsukia in Assam for its business, has already started

engaging with its stakeholders such as the growers,

processors, saw mill owners, and workers in that area.

Such an approach to CSR aligns social goals with

business goals and creates conditions for a win-win

situation both for stakeholders and the firm. M. E.

Porter, the Harvard Professor, opines that instead of

concentrating only on social development and charity,

when companies develop profitable business

structures with the community, it can lead to

competitive economic advantages both for the

community and the companies. Hence, Indian

companies, for optimizing the impact of CSR funds,

must a) carefully identify and select their CSR activities

in the context of their competencies, b) chalk out an

execution strategy that would factor in the interest of

all key stakeholders, and c) carefully monitor it from

time to time for its ability to integrate the social goals

with their business goals. This will lead to a win-win

situation for all.

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BANSIDHAR & ILA PANDA FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES:

BIPF becomes PIA (Project Implementation Agency) for MoRD Skill Program

Bansidhar &Ila Panda Foundation signed an MOU on 24/04/2015 with Odisha Rural Development and

Marketing Society (ORMAS) to implement the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-

GKY) skill program in Odisha. The DDU_GKY is a placement linked skill-development program by Ministry

of Rural Development (MoRD) for developing skills and productive capacity of the rural youth. ORMAS is the

nodal agency for program implementation in Odisha. The objective of this demand-based skill training is,

employment and financial empowerment of marginalized communities. BIPF will provide training for trades like

Welder, Fitter & Electrician at centres coming up at J.K Pur (Rayagada) and Sukinda (Jajpur). A centre for training

of girls in Industrial Sewing Machine Operation will also be set up at Choudwar. The MOU was signed in

presence of Shri B N Das, Exec. Dir. ORMAS, Ms Sanghamitra Nayak, Dy CEO, Admin & Skill, ORMAS, Mr T

C Hota, EVP, BIPF and Ms Nirmala Gupta, VP, BIPF.

Project Su-Swasthya: for Safe Drinking Water

Training Program on Community-Led Total

Sanitation (CLTS) and Safe Drinking Water was

organized at Hatadihi block of Dhanurjayapur GP,

Nuasahi. Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) Members,

Gaon Kalyan Samiti (GKS) Members, ASHAs, AWWs

and villagers participated in the program. Mr Sankuli

Biswal, Wash Consultant, UNICEF was the resource

person. A Sensitization meeting was also held at

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Dhanurjayapur GP premises on 19 May 2015. Ms.

Nirmala Gupta, VP (Projects)BIPF, Mr. S. Bhargava,

GM, NCM, Mr. Paramananda Tanti, Sarapanch,

Dhanurjayapur GP, attended the meeting. An action

plan was prepared to make the GP Open Defecation Free through CLTS approach. CLTS is an innovative

methodology which focuses on behavioral changes needed to ensure real and sustainable improvement –

investing in community mobilization instead of hardware. Project Su-Swasthya, an initiative by BIPF, envisages

an ideal situation, where the community takes care of its water needs, starting from accessing the water source to

end use, in a sustainable way. Priority is given to requirement, availability, finance, conservation & use. Through

this project BIPF will act as a catalyst for community empowerment for maintaining Sanitation & Hygiene.

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Project ArogyaDhara: Preventive Healthcare & Awareness programs

Free Health Check-up Camp: Choudwar

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A free health check-up camp was organised at Agrahat Primary School of Agrahat GP Choudwar, on 15 May

2015, to address urgent healthcare needs of villagers & create general health awareness among people. Dr.

Sanjaya Ku. Sahoo (Medicine), Dr. Jadunath Dash (TB & Chest) and Dr. Manoj Das (Pediatrics from

ShishuBhawan, Cuttack) provided free medical health care services. More than 425 patients from nearby villages

were treated & provided with free medicines, at the camp.

Rural Health Camp: Sukinda

A rural health camp was conducted at Karadagadia

Project UP School, in Kaankadpal GP of Sukinda on

19.06.15. 270 patients were treated and given free

medicines at the camp. Dr R N Mishra,Surgery

Specialist and I/c Sukinda CHC, Dr Ramesh Sahoo,

Gynecologist, Danagadi CHC, Dr Diptikanta Sahoo,

Medicine specialist, Kuhika PHC & Dr L P Mohanty,

DGM (Medical), NCM, paramedical staff and officials

successfully conducted the camp. A Malaria detection

camp was also organized under the supervision of Dr R

N Mishra.

Livestock Vaccination Camp: Sukinda

A camp was organized on 18th March 2015 in

operational area of Sukinda for vaccination of

livestock and distribution of medicines. This

Vaccination Camp was inaugurated by Smt Bhagabati

Mohanta, Chairman Sukinda Block in presence of Dr

Pramod Ku Pradhan, Block Veterinary Officer,

Sukinda and village leaders. Total 847 livestock

including cows, oxen, buffaloes, goats, sheep, hen etc

were vaccinated and treated at the camp.

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Project Unnati: for Women

Project Unnati Extended to Jajpur District

After successful execution in Keonjahr & Angul

district now Project Unnati was extended to Sukinda

in Jajpur district.At inception stage it started with 25

SHGs in 3GPs of Sukinda Block, Jajpur. Initially

training was imparted on 'Fundamental Concepts of

SHG' and 'Managerial Capacity Building of SHG

members'. Subsequently training will be provided on

'Record Keeping', 'Group Dynamics' and 'Life Skill'

followed by Household level Livelihood assessment

& analysis of SHG members for future initiatives.

Project Unnati :

Yam Cultivation at Angul

Yam is a nutritious vegetable, traditionally used as a

starch substitute for potatoes in rural areas. In an

effort to increase Yam production BIPF in

partnership with the Department of Agriculture,

Govt. of Odisha, is implementingYam Cultivation at

Sakosinga village of Banarpal Block of Angul.

Experts from CTCRI, (Central Tuber Crops Research

Institute) Bhubaneswar & ATMA (Agricultural

Technology Management Agency), Angul provided

technical knowhow to SHG members & Farmers on

Yam Production and conducted on-field practical

sessions as well.

Project Unnati:

Training in Pickle- Making at Nuasahi

SHG members from Madhuban Village at Nuasahi

were imparted training for making Mango Pickles for

commercial production and marketing. BIPF lent

support for marketing of this product which was

named “Madhuban Pickle”. This initiative under

Project Unnati helps in income generation by

supplementing the main source of income of women

on a sustainable basis.

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HSE & SPECTRUM COMPLIANCE

“Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.”

The well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon

responsible management of the planet's natural resources. Evidence is building that people are consuming far

more natural resources than what the planet can sustainably provide. The World Environment Day theme this

year is therefore "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care."A talk on the theme of World

Environment Day 2015 followed by Environmental quiz competition among ladies was conducted at Choudwar

Recreation club, Colony II by Environment Management Department.

Mr Sudam Barik, DGM (HSE & Compliance) elaborated the WED theme and explained how our consumption

of natural resources is critically higher than what the planet can sustainably provide, which has been the case for

decades. In the 1970s, the global population crossed a critical threshold, when human consumption overtook the

planet's rate of replenishment, the Global Footprint Network reports. So what is the cost of going into the

Earth's ecological overdraft? Humanity is using more than the Earth can provide. Many of our planet's

ecosystems are reaching critical point of depletion or nearing irreversible change, pushed by economic

development and population growth. According to the United Nations, if current consumption and production

patterns remain the same and the population grows to its expected figure of 9.6 billion, three planets will be

needed to sustain our ways of living and consumption by 2050. Further details of following greens tips were

discussed towards a better Environment. Some approaches to conservation and preservation of the

environment were also discussed.

• Going green is not a burden but a necessity.Do it keenly.

• Promote going green culture in your religious festivals.

• Make your kids familiar with green issues.

• Promote habit of going green in your kids from an early age.

• Never skip green stuff published in newspaper and read them carefully.

• Keep discussing about green issues with your friends and colleagues.

• Whatever you do for the cause of the environment publicize it to motivate others to follow you.

• Celebrate days of environmental significance in your area.

• Keep planting tree and ask others to do so.

• Never shift the blame of polluting on others.Do your best to set example for others.

• Get regular updates on pollution control.

• Keep smiling and protecting your environment from all types of hazards.

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‘Pratistha Day’ Sri Sri Laxmi Narayan Temple : THV

The temple dedicated to Sri Sri Laxmi Narayan,built by

IMFA at Therubali, came alive with colourful lighting

and chanting of hymns on its "Pratistha Day" (Foundation

Day) which was celebrated on 30.05.2015.The day long

worshipping started at 8.30AM onwards with holy fire

sacrifice being performed till 12 Noon. This was

continued from 5PM onwards and Purnahuti, final

sacrificial offering till 7.15PM. Large number of

employees as well as residents from the Colonies and

adjacent villages participated in the prayers and worship.

Sri Ram Navami & Basantika Durga Puja:CDR

Sri Ram Navami and Basantika Durga Puja were

celebrated at Lord Sri Rama Temple inside our Factory

Premises from 20.03.2015 to 28.03.2015. All

Employees along with their family including local

devotees visited the temple and participated in the

worship . Mrs. & Mr P. K. Padhy performed as Karta

and Karti, of Sri Rama Navami and Mrs & Mr R N

Panigrahi were the Karta & Karti for Basantika Durga

Puja. During the nine-day celebrations. Shri Ram

Charita Manas (Life story of Lord Rama) was chanted

by Shri Rashmi Ranjan Pani and Team. On 28.03.2015

a Bhajan programme was organized in the evening by

IMFA Sangeet Prativa Team followed by Prasad

Sevan.

Hanuman Jayanti: CDR

Hanuman Jayanti and Mahavishuba Sankranti, or the

Odia New Year was celebrated on 14.04.2015 at Sri

Ram Temple. Prayers dedicated to Lord Shri

Hanuman famously known as Sri Hanuman Chalisa

were sung throughout the day by local artists followed

by devotional songs, which was performed by

members of IMFA Sangeet Prativa in the evening.

Pana Sankranti: CDR

Pana Sankranti, the New Year for Odisha, was

celebrated at Colony No.2.Recreation Club. Known

also as Maha Vishuba Sankranti it is observed by Pujas,

processions, eating Sattu and drinking Bela Pana.

Generally falling on the 14th or 15th April, it marks the

beginning of the New Year in the traditional Odia

Solar Calendar and is observed to welcome the

approaching summer months. People of Odisha take

sweet Pana, a healthy cool drink to beat the summer

heat.

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SPECTRUM

Social Recognition Conferred

Mr Sanjeev Das VP& Head CA & Legal, IMFA was

felicitated by His Excellency Governor of Odisha Dr

SC Jamir for his outstanding contribution in socialsector

at a function organized by 'Prerana', a state-level

NGO in Bhubaneswar on the occasion of World

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Environment Day on 5 June 2015.

Raja Celebrated At Imfa Club

th

Pahali Raja was celebrated on 14 Jun 2015 at IMFA

Club. Children and club members had performed

various dance programme on the occassion.

"ANTAKSHARI" and Filmi quiz was shared among

all the members and family and token of prizes

distributed to the participants. Mini Food Bazar was

organized for the members and Programme ended

with a dinner. After the dinner, sweet PAN

remembered us the happiness of RAJA-2015.

VP & Head CA & Legal, Felicitated

On the occasion of 10th Raja Mahotsav Function

organised by Soor Mandir,one of the premier cultural

organisations of Cuttack, Mr Sanjeev Das,VP & Head

CA & Legal, IMFA,was felicitated for promoting

various socio-cultural activities in Odisha. The

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function was held at Sahid Bhavan, Cuttack, on 14

June 2015.

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Childrens' Games:SMC & MMC

To maintain study-life balance in children’s lives and to

create a competitive spirit among them some fun &

games like Balance-race, Ludo etc were organised for

the colony children during summer vacation.This

event saw enthusiastic participation by children of all

ages. Prizes were distributed to the winners and

participation prize to other colony children. Senior

executives of the officer's club distributed the prizes.

An in –house Antakshyari competition was also

organized by the club members as post Raja

celebrations.


Editor

Associates

: Dr. Itishree Devi

: B B Mishra, N B Patnaik, Malay R Kar,

Sanjeeb Prusty

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