Social Development Division

Social Development Division

Social Development Division was setup in 2004 to drive our development initiative towards comprehensive human development by addressing the social issues pertaining to non-farm activities. We work on empowering the rural communities in the areas of skill development, sanitation, disaster management, non-farm-based income generation and livelihood support.

Our efforts focus on building the rural infrastructure for better health and sanitation through construction of sanitary complex, water facilities in schools, households and public places. This has been carried out with the support of Government as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of our corporate partners.

We have supported over 900 Self-help Groups (SHGs) and Joint-liability Groups (JLGs) in formation, promotion, training and hand-holding until sustenance in various livelihood activities. The credit linkages facilitated for community institutions worth 120 corers through Nationalized Banks. The Economic activities include poultry farming, goat farming, Preparation of Organic formulation, tailoring, jute-bag manufacturing, Food handling and processing.

In addition, we conduct awareness programs related to education, health, sanitation, pollution, government schemes for rural entrepreneurs for the SHGs & JLGs.

Disasters remain a huge threat to the lives and livelihoods of the people and especially the marginal communities are the worst affected during the natural calamities such as downpour, drought, floods, cyclones, epidemics etc. Hence social development division strategically works on disaster and risk management initiatives for disaster recovery, rehabilitation and resilience.

As part of corporate voluntarism program we organize tree-plantation drives, village ponds/ tanks cleaning, education and training programs, where the employees of corporate companies take part of our rural development initiatives. Thus, our social development division covers a wide range of activities and plays a vital role in the extension of our resources for a more inclusive rural development.

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