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CSR Project By:  National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd (NMDC)

Project Budget: INR 64.49 Cr

Education Initiatives


Education Initiatives  (2017-18)

Project Sector  : Education, Employability and Livelihoods Enhancement
Implementing Partners:  Akshaya Patra Foundation

Project Description

Under Education program, Company has carried out following projects.

  • Operation of Residential School at Nagarnar, Bastar District, Chhattisgarh,
  • Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Nagarnar, Bastar District, Chhattisgarh,
  • Support to nutrition & wholesome Mid-Day Meal Scheme around Donimalai mines, Karnataka,
  • Scholarship Scheme, Bastar Region, (Chhattisgarh) & Donimalai (Karnataka), covering 18,000 students
  • Education city at Jawanga Geedam in Dantewada District,
  • Polytechnic College at Dantewada
  • Astha Gurukul – Residential School for SC, ST, Orphans etc,
  • Saksham – Residential School for children with special needs,
  • Balika Shiksha Yojana- sponsoring 40 students from Bastar Region, Chhattisgarh to Nursing Courses at Apollo School & college of Nursing, Hyderabad
  • Education city at Bijapur, Chhattisgarh
  • NMDC has been contributing in different ways to improve both the literacy levels as well as the quality of education. The company’s initiative, Shiksha Sahayog Yojana encourages education beyond Class VIII. Since 2008-09, annually 18,000 SC/ST students from Bastar division in Chhattisgarh and residents of eight peripheral villages around Donimalai Project in Bellary District, Karnataka, whose family income is less than 6,000 per month, are given educational scholarships. These are directly credited into the bank/ post office accounts of the beneficiary students.
  • NMDC also mainstreamed young tribal girls through the Balika Shiksha Yojana with 40 girl students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds signing up for B.Sc (Nursing) and GNM courses at Apollo Institute of Nursing in Hyderabad. Currently 32 students are being sponsored for the three-year GNM course and eight for the four year B.Sc Nursing programme. Till date 258 students have been sponsored.
  • NMDC has partnered with State Authorities to create ‘Education City – a Hub of Educational Institutions ranging from Primary School to Professional Institutions like Polytechnic College in a single campus with an objective to provide conductive environment to the local children by providing them educational facilities.
  • NMDC‘s contribution in the ‘Education City’ has been towards construction & operation of ‘Astha Gurukul – a Residential School primarily for Children affected by Naxalite related violence, ‘Saksham’ – 100% disabled friendly school for children with special needs,
  • ‘Polytechnic College’ and ‘Construction of 100 Seater Hostels for Boys & Girls’. Like Geedam,
  • NMDC is planning another Education City in Bijapur district. It provides free transport facility to students from villages around Donimalai (Karnataka), Bailadila (Chhattisgarh) and Panna (MP). Not only that, it supports the mid-day meal programme of the government around its Donimalai project in partnership with Akshaya Patra Foundation since 2008
  • It has also contributed two dedicated vehicles for meal distribution. As many as 8,000 school children in 38 schools of Sandur in Bellary district benefit from the scheme with NMDC providing infrastructure is one thing but NMDC takes its role of an education service producer rather seriously, following up on its initiatives regularly. It has implemented an “education improvement programme” to reduce the dropout rate of about 50 per cent, improve the education standard and bring back students back to schools.
  • The programme covered 84 government primary schools in Dantewada and benefitted 4,367 children. NMDC established a residential school at Nagarnar up to class XI and ITIs at Bhansi, Dantewada and Nagarnar, Bastar. These are the only two ITIs in Chhattisgarh established and operated by a corporate without any financial contribution from the government.
  • Through an initiative called “Choo Lo Asmaan”, the NMDC has helped students from Dantewada to prepare for technical competitive exams like PET/PMT entrance examinations and providing career guidance. It has provided financial assistance to tribal students for pursuing higher education under “Ujjar 100” scheme in Dantewada. It has even established Aakar Bhavan in Sukma district, a school for differently-abled students on the lines of Saksham, the 100 per cent disability friendly school in Dantewada District.
  • Under Skill Development program,  company organised Skill Development programme in partnership with NSDC in Mining & Steel Sector related skills, with a target of training 1600 youth/Non-NMDC stakeholders/contract labour over a period of 3 years, NMDC has initiated a Skill Development programme for the benefit of 200 local youth from SC/ST/OBC/ BPL categories in construction industry related skills in 2017-18.
Project Location:   Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana,

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