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Top 10 CSR Projects in FY 2017-18

By CSRBOX On 17 December 2018
 
Top 10 CSR Projects in FY 2017-18
 

In the FY 2017-18, India has seen quite a number of interesting projects being implemented by the Corporate Houses, addressing various challenges prevailing in the society. This article is an effort to highlight some of the best projects, that aimed to bring a change in the life of the people.

1. Holistic Rural Development Program
Name of the Company:  HDFC Bank Limited

Location: Pan- India

Total Expenditure of the Project in FY 2017-18: INR 293.5 Cr.

Prescribed CSR FY- 2017-18: INr 365 Cr.

The continuing urbanization of India has indeed expanded opportunities for people. However, one cannot overlook the great decline that our agricultural sector has suffered. The lack of rainfall was plaguing villages with acute water shortage. The soil deprived of moisture, caused crop failure year after year, thereby plummeting people into extreme poverty.

Determined to bring about change, HDFC Bank Parivartan along with a local NGO partner, KVGPS, developed the villages under its Holistic Rural Development Program (HRDP). Measures to tackle the drought by constructing 31 ground water recharge structures were implemented; improving the water levels and helping the village get back the water it was once rich with.

Implementing Agency: Krushi Vikas Va Gramin Prashikshan Sanstha



Source: HDFC Bank Limited

Impact

The project has covered 2,98,066 households in 870 villages.

About the Company: HDFC Bank Limited is an Indian banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra and is the largest bank in India by market capitalization. More about HDFC Bank’s CSR portfolio.


2. 
Higher Education for Skills Building

Name of the Company: Wipro Ltd

Location: Telangana, Karnataka

Total Expenditure of the Project in FY 2017-18: INR 120.8 Cr.

Prescribed CSR FY- 2017-18: INR 183.3 Cr.

People with the right skills and competencies form the bedrock of IT services organizations. The challenge for the Indian IT industry has always been to respond fast enough to the ever rapidly changing dynamics of the industry. In 1995, the company started a program for science graduates that would enable them to study for a post-graduate degree in engineering and technology. Called the Wipro Academy of Software Excellence (WASE) program, it helps Science graduates to study for a Masters degree in Software Engineering (M. Tech). Run in partnership with the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India, this unique program blends rigorous academic exposure with practical, professional learning at the workplace.

Implementing Agency: Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani


Impact

Since its inception in 1995, Wipro has supported and enabled more than 28,000 students to graduate from the WASE and WISTA programs with an MS degree in Software Engineering. During 2017-18, the total number of new entrants into the two programs was 3,274 while the aggregate strength across four years was 13,636.

About the Company: Wipro Limited is an India-based information technology, consulting and business process services company headquartered in Bengaluru, India. More about Wipro’s CSR portfolio.


3. Rural Development Initiative

Name of the Company: ICICI Bank Ltd.

Location: Rajasthan

Total Expenditure of the Project FY 2017-18:  INR 104.05 Cr.

Prescribed CSR FY- 2017-18: INR 170.2 Cr.

ICICI Foundation operates two RSETIs at Udaipur and Jodhpur as part of a national program initiated by the Ministry of Rural Development to provide vocational training and placement support to citizens from marginalized communities. The RSETIs offers intensive full-time residential, industry relevant training and on-location courses in various trades to participants. In March 2018, company inaugurated ICICI Green RSETI, Jodhpur, the first green RSETI in the country.

Implementing Agency: ICICI Foundation

Source: ICICI Foundation

Impact

During fiscal 2018, they trained over 15,000 youth at RSETIs. More than 60% of trainees were women.

About the Company: ICICI Bank Limited is an Indian multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. In 2014, it was the second largest bank in India in terms of assets and third in term of market capitalisation. More about ICICI Bank’s CSR portfolio.


4. Maternal & Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI)

Name of the Company: Tata Steel Limited

Location: Jharkhand, Orissa, Maharashtra, West Bengal

Total Expenditure of the Project FY 2017-18: INR 94.65 Cr.

Prescribed CSR FY- 2017-18: INR 85.62 Cr.

Maternal & Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI) reduces mortality among neonates and infants by enhancing the capacity of Government health volunteers (ASHAs/Sahiyas) in the Home Based Newborn Care (HBNC) system. Tata Steel, the National Health Mission (NHM), American India Foundation (AIF) and the Society for Education Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH) – the pioneer of HBNC in India – have collaborated in this public-private partnership, working in 12 blocks across Jharkhand and Odisha.
Implementing Agency: TCSRD, TCS, TSSDS. Enable India


Source: Tata Steel Limited
Impact

This initiative led to Reduction in Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) – 61% since Inception and  Reduction in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) – 63% since inception.

About the Company: Tata Steel Limited formerly Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited is an Indian multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and a subsidiary of the Tata Group. It is one of the top steel producing companies globally with annual crude steel deliveries of 27.5 million tonnes (in FY17), and the second largest steel company in India. More about Tata Steel’s CSR portfolio.


5. Project Samuday

Name of the Company: HCL Technologies Limited

Location: Uttar Pradesh

Total Expenditure of the Project FY 2017-18: INR 60.25 Cr.

Prescribed CSR FY- 2017-18: INR 134.33 Cr.

A rural development initiative, Samuday was launched in 2015 with an aim to develop a sustainable, scalable, and replicable model – source code for economic and social development of rural areas. Currently implemented in three blocks of Hardoi district in Uttar Pradesh, the program covers 164 Gram Panchayats consisting 765 villages and 90,000 households totalling a population of 6 lakh people. So far 125 schools and 4 health centers were equipped with solar energy and 1 solar-mini grid started operations, electrifying more than 150 households. 75 tonnes of CO2 emissions have reduced since commissioning of solarenabled infrastructure in October 2017.

Implementing Agency: HCL Foundation

Source: HCL Foundation

Impact

Samuday, through its 6 interventions, has benefitted around 10,000 farmers and over 7,000 households through agriculture related interventions and creating agri-allied livelihood sources respectively. Similarly, 10,000+ children are getting ICT based classroom training and 4000+ women are learning to become literate through adult literacy centers. Over 3,500 pregnant women benefited through the development of health centres and 1,300 women were economically empowered through linkages to microfinance. 900+ youth strengthened through skill development programs. 30 villages were made Open Defecation Free and 16000+ households benefited.

About the Company: HCL Technologies Limited is an Indian multinational technology company, headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a subsidiary of HCL Enterprise. Originally a research and development division of HCL, it emerged as an independent company in 1991 when HCL ventured into the software services business. More about HCL’s CSR portfolio.


6. WOW – Well-Being Out of Waste

Name of the Company: ITC Limited

Location: Pan-India

Total Expenditure of the Project FY 2017-18: INR 59.28 Cr.

Prescribed CSR FY- 2017-18: INR 290.47 Cr.

Company’s waste recycling program, ‘WOW – Well-Being Out of Waste’, enables the creation of a clean and green environment and promotes sustainable livelihoods for waste collectors. During the year, the program continued to be executed in Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Muzaffarpur and major districts of Andhra Pradesh. The quantum of dry waste collected during the year was 50,196 tonnes from 562 wards. The program has covered 77 lakh citizens, 33 lakh school children and 2000 corporates since its inception. The program creates sustainable livelihoods for 14,500 waste collectors by facilitating an effective collection system in collaboration with municipal corporations. Besides, the intervention has also created over 80 social entrepreneurs who are involved in maximising value capture from dry waste collected.

Implementing Agency: CII–ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development

Source: ITC Limited
Impact

During the year, the area under watershed increased by 98,180 acres taking the cumulative coverage area till 2017-18 to over 8.74 lakh acres. 2,341 water harvesting structures were built during the year, taking the total number of water harvesting structures to 12,440.

About the Company: ITC Limited is an Indian company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. Its diversified business includes five segments: Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Hotels, Paperboards & Specialty Papers, Packaging, Agri-Business and Information Technology. More about ITC’s CSR portfolio.


7. ICICI Digital Village Program

Name of the Company: ICICI Bank Limited

Location: Pan-India

Total Expenditure of the Project FY 2017-18: INR 56 Cr.

Prescribed CSR FY- 2017-18: INR 170.2 Cr.

The ICICI Digital Villages Programme takes a holistic approach to the development of rural India and encompasses four components – skill development, establishing credit linkages, facilitating market linkages and digitising transactions.

This programme was launched in fiscal 2017 and by the end of fiscal 2018, the Bank covered more than 600 villages across 21 states in India, as part of this initiative. One of the key goals of the Digital Villages Programme is to improve the income level of villagers by training them in locally relevant skills and making them financially independent.

Implementing Agency: ICICI Foundation

Source: ICICI Foundation
Impact

In fiscal 2018, the companyy trained more than 87,000 individuals under the program, of whom 63% were women. Over 75% of the trained individuals have been linked to the market for selling their products and services.

About the Company: ICICI Bank Limited is an Indian multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. In 2014, it was the second largest bank in India in terms of assets and third in term of market capitalisation. More about ICICI Bank’s CSR portfolio.

 

8. Project Shakti

Name of the Company: Hindustan Unilever Limited

Location: Pan-India

Total Expenditure of the Project FY 2017-18: INR 48.11 Cr.

Prescribed CSR FY- 2017-18: INR 82.6 Cr.

Project Shakti is Company’s initiative, which aims to financially empower and provide livelihood opportunities to women in rural India. The Shakti Entrepreneurs are given training for familiarisation with the Company’s products and basic tenets of distribution management.

The Company has a team of Rural Sales Promoters (RSPs) who coach and help Shakti Entrepreneurs in managing their business. This includes help in business basics and troubleshooting as well as coaching in the softer skills of negotiation and communication, which enable them to run their business effectively. The program has helped Shakti Entrepreneurs gain confidence, self-esteem, negotiating skills, communication and engagement capabilities, with supporting the development of an entrepreneurial mind-set.

Implementing Agency: Direct Implementation

Source: Hindustan Unilever Limited
Impact

Project Shakti has nearly 80,000 Shakti Entrepreneurs across 18 States.

About the Company: Hindustan Unilever Limited is an Indian consumer goods company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is a subsidiary of Unilever, a British-Dutch company. HUL's products include foods, beverages, cleaning agents, personal care products and water purifiers. More about Hindustan Unilever’s CSR portfolio.


9. Project Disha

Name of the Company: HDFC Bank Limited

Location: Pan-India

Total Expenditure of the Project FY 2017-18: INR 40.96 Cr.

Prescribed CSR FY- 2017-18: INR 365 Cr.

Learning is as much a matter of the heart as it is of the mind. While the education system strives to impart the right knowledge to the young minds of our country, at times, the individual needs of some are ignored. Project Disha, supported by HDFC Bank, helped teachers start using innovative methods and activity-based teaching to address this challenge. Equipped with these new ways to learn the children have now started looking forward to school and hope in time, these innovative techniques will usher in a new perspective on education in India.

Implementing Agency: Banasthali Vidyapith ,Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota, Bodh Shiksha Samiti, Isha Education , K.C. Mahindra Education Trust ,Katha ,Magic Bus India Foundation ,Meljol  ,Moinee Foundation ,Participatory Action for Community Empowerment ,Pratham Education Foundation ,Shree Shantadurga Shikshan Samiti ,Society for Action in Community Healthc ,Sri Aurobindo Society ,Sri Sathya Sai Trust ,Teach To Lead ,United Way Mumbai.

Source: HDFC Bank Limited
Impact

The program hass covered 10,47, 350 teachers adn 1,47,021 schools.

About the Company: HDFC Bank Limited is an Indian banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra and is the largest bank in India by market capitalization. More about HDFC Bank’s CSR portfolio.


10. Genpact Social Impact Fellowship (GSIF)

Name of the Company: Genpact India Pvt. Ltd

Location: Pan-India

Total Expenditure of the Project FY 2017-18: INR 6.00 Cr.

Prescribed CSR FY- 2017-18: INR 11.25 Cr.

Genpact Social Impact Fellowship (GSIF) is a one-year program to work on high-impact projects in India by leveraging Genpact’s core expertise in process excellence, digital capability, lean six sigma, technology and design thinking skills. The Fellows are chosen basis their expertise in process excellence, passion to work for NGO`s in order to generate social impact and are mentored by Genpact leaders throughout the journey and work with NGOs to solve their challenges on ground,  with the end goal of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of their processes. They create innovative solutions to transform operations for non-profit organizations and most of the projects are focused on improving the opportunities to help students learn.

Implementing Agency: The EdelGive Foundation

Source: Genpact India Pvt. Ltd.
Impact

The fellowship has successfully reached 3.6 milliion people in the financial year.

About the Company: Genpact is a global professional services firm delivering digital transformation by putting digital and data to work to create competitive advantage.It has key offices in New Delhi, Palo Alto, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, London, Kolkata, and New York. More about Genpact India’s CSR portfolio.

 
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