IV. CSR PROJECTS OR PROGRAMS :
The Company shall implement the CSR Policy in accordance with the requirements
under Section 135 of the Act and the Rules framed thereunder, and currently, the
Company’s CSR activities will focus on:
(a) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Empowering women through self help groups;
promoting improved agriculture practices through adoption of scientific
methods of agriculture; improve livestock management through organizing of
regular veterinary camps in rural areas; improve employability by providing
enhancing vocational skills and providing career counselling. Survival,
protection and education of girl children will be given primary focus to improve
child sex ratio.
(b) EDUCATION: Promoting education, including special education, especially
among children, women and the differently abled, including by way of setting
up of balwadis in rural areas; establishing village level adult education centres,
contributing towards improving the infrastructure of schools by building
additional classrooms and other infrastructure, providing study and play
materials, building of toilets and ensuring adequate water supply. Providing
special care to introduce digital technology in primary and secondary education
for improving quality of education.
(c) ENVIRONMENT: Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance,
protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of
natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water, including by
way of : (i) educating the public on effective solid waste management; (ii)
construction and periodic cleaning of drains for free flow of liquid waste; (iii)
undertaking afforestation measures and supporting conservation measures to
protect forest areas and prevent forest fires; and (iv) construction of various
water and soil conservation structures, including rain water harvesting systems
to increase the groundwater level, reduce soil erosion and increase crop
(d) HEALTH: Reduction of infant mortality and maternal mortality rate; reduction
of malnutrition among children; reduction of anaemia among women by
conducting nutrition demonstration programmes and supply of iron and
calcium supplements to women and especially people belonging to the weaker
Section of society. Reduction of open defecation by individuals by construction
of toilets and promoting awareness of the disadvantages of open defecation;
and promoting access to safe drinking water.
(e) HUNGER, POVERTY, MALNUTRITION AND HEALTH: Eradicating extreme hunger, poverty and malnutrition,
promoting preventive healthcare and sanitation.
(f) NATIONAL HERITAGE, ART AND CULTURE: Protecting national heritage, art
and culture including restoration of buildings and sites of historical importance
and works of art, setting up public libraries and promoting and developing
traditional arts and handicrafts.
The CSR activities shall be undertaken within the territory of the Republic of India,
and the Company shall give preference to the local area/ areas around where it
operates, for spending the amount earmarked for CSR activities.
CSR projects, programmes or activities that benefit only the employees of the
Company and their families shall not be considered as CSR activities. Also,
activities undertaken in pursuance of the normal course of business of the
Company and any direct / indirect contributions to any political party shall not
constitute CSR activities.