Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Special project: ONGC to provide artificial limbs to 42 persons in Assam

STATE-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on December 17 said it will provide "intelligent artificial limbs" to 42 differently abled persons in Assam. The project will be completed in three phases in Sivasagar and Charaideo districts of ONGC's operational areas. "Under the CSR project, 42 divyangs (differently abled) of Sivasagar and Charaideo districts who have lost their limbs will be fitted with superior quality intelligent artificial limbs," the company said in a release.
Among them, nine persons were fitted...
with artificial limbs on Monday at ONGC headquarters in Sivasagar district, completing the first and second phases of the CSR project.
The beneficiaries of the two phases of the project were selected through the district administration, Sivasagar and Nazira sub divisional administration, the release said.
Initial registration, testing and evaluation for the final and third phase of the project have also been carried out on December 17, the PSU said.
ONGC said the artificial limbs with built-in smart robotics are agile, strong and light weight, which will help amputees regain independence and mobility.
"Such projects are of extremely critical nature, which can totally change the life of the victim and help make him independent, confident and earn his own livelihood or support his/her family," ONGC Executive Director (Assam Asset) S D Maske said.
The company is keen to continue the endeavour till it covers all the amputees of its operational areas, he added.
Maharatna oil major ONGC is the largest crude oil and natural gas Company in India, contributing around 70 per cent to Indian domestic production. Crude oil is the raw material used by downstream companies like IOC, BPCL, and HPCL to produce petroleum products like Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene, Naphtha, and Cooking Gas-LPG.
This largest natural gas company ranks 11th among global energy majors (Platts). It is the only public sector Indian company to feature in Fortune’s ‘Most Admired Energy Companies’ list. ONGC ranks 18th in ‘Oil and Gas operations’ and 183rd overall in Forbes Global 2000. Acclaimed for its Corporate Governance practices, Transparency International has ranked ONGC 26th among the biggest publicly traded global giants. It is most valued and largest E&P Company in the world, and one of the highest profit-making and dividend-paying enterprise oil and gas company in India.

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