Oil India- Taking steps towards socio-economic development of the country
Oil India- Taking steps towards socio-economic development of the country

By auther pic. CSRBOX

April 9, 2019

Oil India- Taking steps towards socio-economic development of the country

Mobile computer education bus

Since its inception, Oil India Limited has not just been about industrial activity, in equal parts, it has also been about changing lives. OIL India is a responsible corporate citizen deeply committed to socio-economic development in its areas of operation.


The CSR Policy & the Companies Act 2013 have been the strong guiding force behind its CSR intervention as specified under Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013. It undertakes CSR programs and projects under key thrust areas as healthcare, Sanitation, Education, Sustainable livelihood generation, sports, Empowerment of women through capacity building, skill development and augmentation of rural infrastructure. At OIL, they empower the people to craft their own better future; a future that’s sustainable and secure; a future they will always be proud of.


One of the flagship and internationally recognized CSR initiative of the company, its project ‘Rupantar’. The sole objective of the project is to help the locals by educating and training them and preparing them for self-sustained employment. Self Help Groups are created and trained under the project on various economic activities such as handloom, poultry, farm mechanization; thereby assisting in the socio-economic development of families in OIL operational areas in Assam. OIL created self-employment opportunities for the villagers who now practice in own businesses like fishery, which helps them run a self-sustained business they say rural India is the lifeline of the country and the rural villages of Assam are the heart of the state.


OIL has been adopting villages since 1991 under the Oil India Rural Development Society for Agricultural Development, helping them within field training on modern methods of cultivation by distributing farming equipment, high yielding seeds, and organic fertilizers to the farmers. It has also rendered full commitment to Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, undertaking various projects and activities in all spheres. Most notable being completing the construction of 1471 toilets in government schools in seven districts of Assam. Thus, equipping these schools with better sanitation infrastructure for the well-being of the school children.


In line with the National Skill Development Mission of Government of India, OIL’s ‘Project Swabalam'’ on skill development has imparted placement skills training to unemployed youth of OILs areas of operations in Assam and Rajasthan on various trades. These youths have been placed in different organizations across the country, thus, enabling them to enhance their employability and charter a career for a better future.



OIL India has paid extraordinary attention to the area of healthcare in the town of Duliajan. OIL India has a fully equipped hospital with state-of-the-art equipment. The services of this hospital can be availed by not only the company’s employees but also by the people in and around the township of Duliajan. And not just that, OIL also imparts general nursing, a midwifery training course to further broaden the horizons of the women from the operational areas of the company.


Under its ‘Project Sparsh’, the mobile dispensary services cater to the primary healthcare needs of the people in OILs operational areas. And its ‘Project Arogya’ aims at reduction of infant mortality rate and maternal mortality rate by spreading awareness and sensitizing about maternal and child health. Add to that, OIL is proud to have trained women from the operational areas in the art of handicrafts, weaving, embroidery, and tailoring, most of whom have started their own production units and are stitching and coloring Assam’s rural economy with beautiful colors.


Since the beginning, OIL has been the bearer of knowledge and has ignited many minds by providing merit scholarships and developing the infrastructure of educational institutions.


Under its ‘Project Diksha’, OIL has brought computer education to the doorstep of remote rural schools of OILs operational areas in Assam with mobile computer buses along with a host of value-added sessions such as life skills for girl students. Teachers training to primary school teachers and distribution of innovative, interactive, audio-visual learning aids in schools.



Through projects like OIL Merit Scholarship and OIL Shiksha Ratna Purushkar, OIL has recognized and rewarded the students and teachers fraternity for their commendable achievements attained in the field of education. They also initiated ‘Super 30’in 2010 providing 11 months free residential coaching IIT entrance examination to economically deprived students in 5 centers in Assam, Rajasthan and Arunachal Pradesh.


Through all these efforts, OIL has enriched the vibrant culture and tradition of Assam by making its people self-reliant; educating them and by empowering them to write their own destinies. As a company, OILs commitment to society has been unflinching. Oil India Limited continues along its growth trajectory and its commitment to social development remains firm; a commitment that brings a smile on the faces of the lives it touches.



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