Within Social category, there is community development theme that has following projects:
The organisation has identified the community around its plants as a key stakeholder. The community engagement is undertaken through a structured process. Post a thorough mapping and needs assessment findings a community engagement programme is defined and implemented. The projects may relate to either social need such as, women empowerment or economic need such as, income generation and improved farming practices etc.
The programme focuses on generating livelihood and improving the well being of the community around our manufacturing units. The initiatives follow a well defined strategy to ensure that the key needs of the stakeholders are met. Under the banner of Project U, skill building and entrepreneur development training, programmes are designed for women and unemployed youth, who are trained in many vocational skills such as apparel making, jewllery designing, nursing, beautician, housekeeping, soap and detergent making, making home cleaning agents, Khakhra Making, fork lift operation etc. Trained beneficiaries are further linked with the market and service sector for employment. As an outcome of the trainings, the women in our communities have formed their own women cooperative, and some have become entrepreneurs creating successful stories.
The project supports the farmer community by training them on modern way of farming techniques, ways to increase agricultural productivity; providing varieties of seeds and improving agricultural practices with increased crop yield. The aim of this project is to enhance the knowledge and skills in modern crop practices to increase their productivity and income. The project also offers services related to livestock care and management. Awareness programmes related to livestock care management practices and breeding camps are also organised under this initiative. As an outcome of this project women in the neighboring community of Limda plant have opened a dairy where in they are earning monthly 4500-5000 INR from milk sale.