Our social impact projects focus on providing access to sustainable livelihood opportunities for the vulnerable people in the local communities.
Rural India faces a slew of socio-economic issues which affect their progress and quality of life. Apart from the problem of illiteracy and poor health, there is also lack of gainful employment. Though rural India is predominantly engaged in agriculture, the youth seek non-agriculture related opportunities. Lack of education and skills have proved to be an impediment in seeking these opportunities. Thus, activities are carried out to support both agriculture needs such as improved productivity and crops, vocational skills for youths as well as supporting Animal Husbandry. The activities are aligned to SDG 1 of ‘No Poverty’, SDG 2 of ‘Zero Hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture’, and SDG 8 of ‘decent work and economic growth’.
At the skill development centers at Hirmi, Sambhupura, Kharia Khangar, Khor, Rawan, Awarpur and Malkhed, youngsters received training of electrical repair, photography, videography, motor driving, food processing, sewing and dressmaking. A training course on basic tailoring was imparted to women at Tadipatri, Hirmi, Reddipalyam, Khor, Sambhupura, Malkhed, Arakkonam and Rawan. More than 5000 people have been trained so far.
At Hirmi, Khor, Sambhupura, Malkhed, Awarpur, Jafrabad, Kovaya and Ratnagiri 12349 farmers have been trained in the latest agricultural techniques of grafting, soil health, crop protection and post harvesting techniques. This was done in collaboration with the local agricultural technology management centers. Exposure visits to Centers of Agricultural Technology were organized for 217 farmer club members.
As part of our endeavour towards renewable energy, 121 bio-gas units have been set up in Rawan and Khor.
We immunized 53400 animals at animal husbandry and other veterinary camps at all our units. The Navjeevan Gaushala at Kharia Khangar houses 810 cows and oxen. 18200 cattle owners have been the beneficiaries.
The integrated fodder management programme at Kovaya and Hirmi supplies abundant nutrition to milch cattle in 14 villages.
Our 840 self-help groups empower 8000 households financially and socially.
The Kagina Industrial Trade center at Malkhed is a center of excellence and self-reliance. 440 students who have been trained here, now have well placed jobs.