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Hyderabad, June 29, 2016: Gerdau, the leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special steel in the world, have adopted five villages under the smart village ward initiative by the government of Andhra Pradesh. The villages adopted under this noble cause are Jambulapadu, Hussainapuram, Veerapuram, Bodaipalli and Challavaripalli.

In their continual quest at improving the standard of life for the villagers Gerdau recently distributed school kits to 500 children which are worth 3.00 Lakhs approximately and donated 2 computers to the ZP High School, Bodaipalli and inaugurated a boundary wall for the school costing Rs. 10.00 lakh approximately.

 The company in line with government initiatives to improve the standard of living of the villagers has taken this step to help school children by providing a complete school kit which contains notebooks, school bags, pencils and other required stationary.

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“To fulfil our continual commitment towards the community we ensure that we undertake various programmes in different parts of the Mandal regularly. This initiative was organised at the villages we adopted in order to provide better living conditions. In addition to this, Gerdau has also undertaken several community development initiatives which enable them to achieve sustainable development. They include initiatives such as providing sanitation facilities, organising medical camps, distributing LED lights, etc said Mr. Sridhar Krishnamoorthy, Managing Director, Gerdau Steel India.

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