Chambal’s Agri Inputs division caters to the Northern, Central and Western Regions of India...
Taking Skill India Mission forward, Chambal signed an MoU at Resurgent Rajasthan 2015 to adopt 2 new ITIs at Jhalawar & Baran. The Govt. of Rajasthan appreciated our efforts in transforming ITI Sangod and Sultanpur at various occasions and showed keen interest in offering the adoption of ITI Jhalawar and Baran to us, which we readily agreed under our Skill development programme.
The MoU was signed in presence of Ms. Vasundhara Raje, CM – Rajasthan. Such was her keenness shown towards our CSR initiatives that she made sure to attend and inaugurate the renovation work initiated at ITI Jhalawar. We are confident that with 4 ITI’s under our umbrella the entire region will develop into a hub for outsourcing skilled youth for different industries. On this occasion 21 students selected at Honda motors from ITI Sangod were also felicitated by CM.
Motivated with the success of ITI Sangod and Sultanpur; the company recently signed MoU at Resurrgent Rajasthan 2015 to adopt two new ITI’s at Jhalawar and Baran. We have already initiated renovation jobs at ITI Jhalawar and the inauguration was done by none other than Ms. Vasundhara Raje Scindia- Chief Minister, Rajasthan. Ms. Raje congratulated Chambal for its work done in promoting their dream mission of Skilling India. 41 students from ITI Sangod placed in Honda group were also facilitated during the program by Ms. Raje, who shared this proud moment with the august audience present during the event.
Chambal is committed to take ITI Jhalawar to the next level where it will be a state-of-the-art facility for skilling the rural youth in India.
Recently our CSR initiatives have been recognised at State as well as National level. We are pleased to share that we have continued this thread of success with yet another prestigious award conferred to us for “Best CSR Practices” at World CSR Congress organised at Hotel Taj Land’s End in Mumbai. World CSR Congress is an exclusive event organised to recognize the efforts undertaken by companies to bring meaningful change in the lives of underprivileged through their Corporate Social Responsibility. The selection went through a three-tier assessment process on 6th February 2016 followed by a final assessment by a panel of an eminent jury with CSR leaders from all across the world. The event was attended by delegates from over 100 countries.
It was indeed a double joy for us as Mr. Vishal Mathur, H.R. was also awarded as “100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders - Global listing”. We have truly taken our legacy to a different level through our meaningful CSR which is now recognised on global platforms.
The District administration, Kota has felicitated "Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd." with the "Bhamashah Award" for the contribution made in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility” in the Kota District.
The Bhamashah Award is a State Award instituted to honour individuals achieving the top position by securing the highest position in select fields, in recognition of selfless sacrifice, astute financial management, and devotion to duty. It is first occasion that this award is conferred to an organization for its exceptional work done in CSR specially in the field of Education in the Kota district.
Congratulations to Team CSR for receiving Bhamashah Award on the occasion of Republic Day 2016 celebration organised by Kota Administration in presence of all dignitaries of Kota.
The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in northern India was hit by torrential rains and cloudbursts in June 2013, recording the highest rainfall in 20 years in a three-day period. This triggered glacial lake outbursts, landslides and flash floods in multiple locations in the state. With no warning and time to evacuate, this resulted in thousands of fatalities and still more missing.
In certain villages, almost the entire settlement was wiped out. Cultivable land, crops and vital infrastructure such as roads, bridges, administrative buildings, schools and healthcare centres were extensively damaged. Thereby basic amenities and services like education, healthcare, communication, water supply and power were severely compromised. Among the local communities, the distress and loss was manifold, for they lost family members, homes and livelihoods. The area most affected comprised the four districts of Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Rudrapryag and Uttarkashi, in the altitude range of 7,000-11,000 ft, with a population of about 12,00,000.
As news of the tragedy spread, people from all walks of life tried to reach out the affected community. We at Chambal truly believe in having compassion for all fellow human beings. It is this empathy that guided Chambalites across all locations to wholeheartedly contribute to the noble cause. The organisation also contributed an equal amount to this corpus.
When the initial rescue and relief operations were over, the need of a sustained initiative for rehabilitation of these communities was imperative. To contribute to the ‘Rehabilitation & Development’ efforts in Uttarakhand, Chambal partnered with a leading NGO - Pragya India. Based on need assessment carried out by Pragya after the floods, we decided to sponsor Rehabilitation & Development work in 5-6 small hamlets under Lambagarh panchayat in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand.
On behalf of Chambal Fertilisers, Pragya India is currently in the process of setting-up the following basic facilities to meet the immediate needs of the affected community.
This work is expected to be completed by March 2014 and will benefit over 350 people in the selected villages.
Chambal undertook construction of drains and roads in a Gadepan village near its plants in Rajasthan. In the last one year, it completed construction of 9 roads in coordination with the Gram Panchayat through MNREGA scheme. Encouraged by the results, the company plans to extend this scheme to more villages in its vicinity.
As part of its women's empowerment initiative, Chambal has established two Vocational Training Centers, in partnership with District Adult Education Association (Kota). Currently about 80 women are being trained in ‘makeup artist’ and ‘ladies tailor’ trades.
The women trained in previous batch were provided training certificates recently. During the interaction, these women shared their experiences and confidence they gained after training. Many of them are now self employed and have augmented their family income. Chambal’s CSR team is exploring the possibility of formation of the Self Help Group based entrepreneurial opportunities for these women.
Under its education initiative, Chambal recently conducted sport competitions in 24 schools adopted by it. Around 800 students participated in these competitions in various categories. This event also provided the company a platform to interact with parents and sensitize them about education. This event was attended by Education Department officials and Gram Panchayat members.
To promote technical education amongst rural youth, Chambal has adopted ITI-Sangod. Recently, leading organisations like Volvo Eisher Commercial Vehicles Limited, Maruti Suzuki Limited and UNO Minda Industries Limited offered jobs to 98 students of the institute. The company is committed to help the students of this ITI to secure jobs in the corporate sector. Just like last year, this year also it ensured 100% placement of students. Chambal also plans to adopt ITI Sultanpur in the near future.
At the beginning of the academic session, Chambal conducted rapid assessment of students at the government schools it has adopted. It was found that most of these students lack basic academic skills like reading and writing. To improve the education standards, the company started remedial learning centers in these schools. Subsequently, it partnered with an NGO- Pratham to undertake a detailed survey of every child in surrounding 22 villages to understand the root cause and plan educational interventions.
During the survey, around 3000 children were assessed by Pratham. Chambal has now engaged Pratham to improve the quality education in the 24 government schools adopted by us. Going forward the company plans to adopt all Secondary & Senior Secondary schools of the villages in its vicinity at Gadepan. This initiative will benefit an additional 1200 students. Chambal is committed to support the children in Government schools from KG till employment.
Chambal recently organized a ‘Science exhibition’ at primary school in village Bamori, to provide ‘Practical Science Experiences’ to the future generation. The event was first of its kind in the Government schools adopted by Chambal in its vicinity in District Kota, Rajasthan. This exhibition was organized with active support of ‘Pratham Education Foundation’.
Students from class 6th – 8th of Government Girls Higher Primary School, Bamori and Government Higher Primary School, Dabur participated in the event and exhibited 34 models based on various principles of science.
It was heartening to watch students excitedly demonstrate their live models to the visitors from Education Department, parents and other residents of the area. They explained various science concepts like laws of motion and momentum, solar and lunar eclipse, human body system and there application in day-to-day life through the models prepared by them.
In last 2-3 years, Chambal has completely transformed the infrastructure of Government schools in the surrounding villages. Recently the company adopted 5 Secondary Schools also. The condition of these schools was quite bad and children were not keen to go to these schools. After renovation, attendance in these schools has also improved significantly. Apart from improving infrastructure and setting-up study desks, we have also provided school bags, books and stationary to the students. We recently inaugurated a renovated building of school at Village Sarola.
Sanitation has not received the recognition it deserves due to lack of awareness and socio-cultural attitudes. This forces a large number of households the continued indignity of open defecation. This has adverse impacts on health, well-being and dignity, and is an acute problem especially for women and young girls. However, to promote cleanliness, hygiene and eliminate open defecation, the Prime Minister of India has launched ‘Swachh Bharat or Clean India Mission’.
Chambal is playing a proactive role in promoting good sanitation practices among rural population residing in the vicinity of its plants.
Under the ‘Total Sanitation Campaign’ of the Government of India, Chambal constructed about 1000 toilets for Below-the-Poverty Line households in the period 2011-13. In the phase-II of the project, the company is constructing an additional 300 toilets, under the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ of the Government of India. This Public-Private-Community-Partnership (PPCP) project is being implemented through our NGO – K K Birla Memorial Society. For this purpose, a unique design of toilet with pre-fabricated material and low water consumption has been selected. About 30% cost of this project will be borne by Chambal.
To inculcate ‘good sanitation habits’ at a young age, Chambal has also constructed 32 toilets for girls in the Government schools in nearby villages, in the period 2012-14. Furthermore, the company is currently constructing toilet for girls in about 40 Government Secondary & Sr. Secondary Schools of the Sultanpur Block under the Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Mission. This scheme will benefit hundreds of girls studying in these schools and support ‘Beti Bachao – Beti Padao’ mission of Government of India. This programme was inaugurated recently in the presence of M.L.A (Sangod) and District Collector (Kota).
For its exceptional achievement in the field of ‘skill training’ ASSOCHAM has conferred ITI (Sangod) ‘Skill India Award (Commendation Certificate)’ in a function at New Delhi. Around 100 corporates attended this summit-cum-award ceremony on skill development for Government of India’s “Make in India” initiative
Practical learning is an integral part of science and laboratories plays an important role in enhancing the scientific knowledge and skills of students. Most of the Government schools adopted by us did not have these basic facilities. Chambal has launched an innovative mobile laboratory which will carry various scientific equipment and will exhibit these in all school on rotation basis. The ‘Mobile Science Van’ initiative was recently launched by M.S. Rathore at Government Senior Secondary School, Motikuan.
Motivated with the success of ITI Sangod, which has now became a model ITI in the state and has produced 100% placements in companies like Hero Motor Corp, Maruti Suzuki, Eicher and many more; the company has taken another challenge in skill development program by adopting ITI Sultanpur. Om Birla, Member of Parliament, Kota inaugurated the newly renovated building of ITI at Sultanpur region near Kota district on 9th April 2015.
Chambal is committed to take ITI Sultanpur to the next level where it will be a state-of-the-art facility for skilling the rural youth in India.