Sweetening Lives For Our Country To Thrive
At Balrampur Chini Mills Limited, we are committed to the economic, social, environmental and cultural growth of the underprivileged in an equitable and sustainable manner, primarily in the peripheral areas around our factories and corporate office. Over the years, the Company has worked for the enrichment of lives across these communities by creating sustainable livelihoods, promoting education, healthcare, sanitation, etc. Brief details of our CSR projects/programs are given below.
Our Vision for CSR is “to contribute for bringing social and economic change to the underprivileged sections of the society in an equitable and sustainable manner and to contribute for livelihood enhancement initiatives for the weaker sections of the society. In doing so, we believe that we are contributing to develop the quality of human life and making a better India.
The Company has proudly donated 4 (Four) Mobile Science Labs to Agastya International Foundation (AIF) for providing hands-on training to school students in various science subjects in the areas of Lakhimpur Kheri, Gonda, Balrampur and Barabanki. The mobile science lab conducts mobile lab visits across all 4 locations and digital classes are also conducted. A total of 74,982 children received an opportunity to expose themselves to such an experience and engage and understand about science. The analysis of the data shows that the gender distribution of the children benefited from the mobile science lab is equally divided, this inference provides a hope and shows the dedication of the BCML CSR to ensure gender equality across all their interventions. Teachers are also given an opportunity to understand a mobile science lab and conduct classes in the same. Science fairs are conducted in order to reach a wider audience and ignite curiosity for science. The teachers shared this experience as an important one for the children as science labs are absent in most of the schools, to understand the idea of science and look at it from a fun perspective.
Another important intervention conducted under BCML’s CSR initiative in the education thematic area is providing support for developing school infrastructure. This helps the school in building a better learning environment and a welcoming and safe space for the school. 55 schools received support in different capacities as per the need of the school during the past year, across all the location.
More than 1500+ benches and desks were distributed to the schools to ensure that children have space to sit and learn, over 10 toilets were refurbished/constructed to ensure safe WaSH for the children in the school. Schools also received other support like water cooler, fans, boundary walls, etc. Almost, 12,733 children will benefit from these interventions.
The Company made significant contribution towards healthcare improvement to make it more affordable. The aim was to make it possible for society to grow and prosper without the burden of disease and related debt.
BCML has organised health camps, improved hospital infrastructure and provided ambulance services to ferry passengers from remote locations. Some of the people in the health camp also expressed that, they are able to take care of their health in a more effective manner due to regular camps. 99% of the people mentioned in the survey that they are satisfied with the quality of services received at the health camp, with regards to hygiene, doctor’s attention, medicines, etc. During the year 2020-2021 more than 30 health institutions have received support from BCML, ensuring that people have basic needs like fans, chair, stretcher, water purifiers, etc when they come to seek health services from the institutions.
Socially Conscious Corporate Citizen
1050 women trained in retail assistance
706 women earing ₹10,850/month
3500 + farming equipment
37.8% increase in farmer income
44 acres land afforested in 119 villages
150000 + trees planted
75000 + students
55 Schiools supported for improving infrastructure
Health check-up and support for 25936 individuals
Community interventions for 270000 persons
It is needless to mention that the problem of unemployment gives rise to the problem of poverty. The conundrum of poverty and the need for skill development remains a national challenge. During the year 2018-19 the Company had setup its Skilling Centre (Nipun) in Noida, Uttar Pradesh in association National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for skilling of 1000 women over a period of 24 months to empower women from various rural and urban areas of Uttar Pradesh. This programme offers economic security and stability to women by facilitating employment related training.In light of this, the Company partnered with National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) with an objective to create a strong foothold in skill development arena under its CSR mandate. The aim of this project is to instill economic security and stability among the youth through skill training and holistic development; facilitating enhanced access to opportunities through jobs. Implementation of this project was carried out in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The project was to be implemented in 2 Phases viz. Phase-I and Phase-II each with the target of 500 women candidates.
168 acres of land irrigation
covering more than 11 villages and ensuring availability of water
21 Hand Pumps installed
in 9villages, making the process of fetching water for daily utility easier
13 water ponds renovated,
to ensure water availability and environmental sustainability in 10 villages
32 recharge pits
constructed in 16 villages, for treating grey water and encouraging natural means of water conservation
30 Sanitary pad vending machines
installed to promote good practices of menstrual hygiene
180 Solar street lights installed
to ensure safety of the villagers
The Company is also engaged in the following welfare activities –
- Drinking water facility
- Disaster management
- Conservation of Natural Resources
- Rural Development