Aiding positive transformation among the
communities we engage with.
We have identified certain focus areas and have undertaken strategically devised initiatives to ensure we are able to create maximum impact on the communities that we engage with.
We believe that education is one of the most important pillars for empowering our country. In line with this, we are working towards developing proper infrastructure for education of children, especially in villages and have undertaken a multitude of initiatives in this regard. We have developed kitchen gardens for 27 Anganwadi children and installed water purifiers and freezers in a junior college. In addition to this, to aid the holistic development of children, we also undertook various initiatives to organise mass plantation drives in four schools and other district-level scouts and camporees. Through our concerted efforts, we have been able to ensure that there were zero dropouts in and around the areas where we focused our CSR efforts.
STUDENTS BENEFITTED FROM THE INSTALLATION OF WATER PURIFIERS AND FREEZERS
Dropouts from schools
For most people residing in rural areas, availability and awareness about healthcare are not predominant occurrences. For years, we have placed focus on ensuring that we are able to provide these communities with basic healthcare amenities. Our efforts towards healthcare amplified significantly due to the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. We launched a dedicated Covid-19 initiative, ‘War on Covid’, under which we have organised COVID screening camps in two villages and screened over 1,773 people. We also conducted regular sanitisation drives covering 12 villages, established blood donation camps in Telighana and Kutra, collected 57 units of blood, and organised about seven health camps in DIZs villages, alongside treating 474 patients. In addition to these, we continued to support NTPC hospital with all their requirements like oxygen supplies and installed advanced laboratory equipment at CHC, Kutra. We realised the importance of spreading awareness among the communities regarding Covid-19 and its preventive measures and conducted 14 awareness camps on Covid-19 prevention and vaccination. The pandemic ravaged the livelihoods of several individuals, especially the daily wage workers and self-dependent. During this period, we supported widows, the physically disabled, and destitute women by providing them with rations. We also helped our frontline workers by distributing masks, soaps, and sanitisers and tried to contribute in every way we could.
Villagers got screened and free glasses were distributed. 73 people were referred for cataract surgery
Volunteers donated blood
People got free consultations and medicines through the mega health camp
Supporting govt TB program by providing nutrition supplements to 101 patients
People screened for Covid-19
Total health camps organised
Total patients treated at health camps
Oxygen cylinders supplied to NTPC Hospital
Awareness sessions organised on Covid-19 prevention and vaccinations
Total families provided with ration during the pandemic
The lack of sufficient livelihood opportunities has been a major hindrance for marginalised communities over the years. Fully aware of this crucial aspect, we place great focus on uplifting weaker sections by providing them with livelihood opportunities and are committed to helping communities and women become self-sufficient. We are focused on creating employability opportunities for marginalised communities, with a special focus on women. In order to make women self-sufficient, we organise several capacity-building training sessions for women across a wide range of activities, including tailoring training, papad making, mushroom cultivation, fishery training, and handholding support. In addition to this, we also organised an International Women’s Day programme.
farmers adopted vegetable cultivation with natural manure application on 62 acres of land
farmers of Kurta block are skilled in raising seed beds, single plant transplanting, natural manure application and soil health management
women earning @6500/-PM through tailoring unit
Women started mushroom farming this year. 43 Women earning @7000 – 12000/- PM through Mushroom Farming
Quintal fish sold in the market. 20 SHG women earned @12900/- through Fisheries from 02 community ponds
Organized farm product exhibition 200 farmers from 17 Villages participated
SHGs received a loan of Rs. 12.50 lakhs in government aid
SHGs earning Rs. 6,000-7,000 per month through stitching
Women earning Rs. 5,500 per month through mushroom cultivation
Women earning Rs. 5,000 per month through Papad making
At Shiva Cement, we believe that it is essential to have the proper infrastructure in place in order for the marginalised communities to prosper. In line with this, we developed infrastructure in the DIZs and promoted sports and mass plantation drives on a large scale. We renovated two community halls and constructed a new one, along with the installation of 70 solar streetlights to properly illuminate nine villages and five solar water structures in five villages. In addition, we focused on bridging the gap between community and government schemes to help communities become more independent. Through the JSW- Haqdarshak project, we collected relevant documents from villagers through door-to-door visits. We also worked towards adding nutritional value to mid-day meals for Anganwadi students and developed nutria gardens for 25 Anganwadi children. To ensure overall holistic development, we also organised an inter-district football championship at Kutra and an inter-village Hockey championship for girls aged under 16.
Players participated in the inter-district football championship
Girls participated in the inter-village under-16 hockey championship
Villages illuminated with solar streetlights
Villages supplied with solar-powered water