New Delhi: State-run Engineers India Ltd (EIL) has spent around Rs 14.74 crore during the 2017-18 fiscal for its CSR initiatives, exceeding the annual expenditure target of Rs 9.16 crore mandated as per Companies Act 2013.
The EIL’s CSR intiatiaves are focused on enhancing the educational, health and environmental scenario of the society and also supplementing and supporting local, state or central government projects in and around its work places.
In the area of education, the company supported towards providing computer literacy to children from backward segment of society in Delhi-NCR and provided holistic educational programme for development of underprivileged children in Kolkata, West Bengal.
In order to facilitate quality education for children of remote areas, the EIL supported the setting up of smart classes in Kamdhenu Public School in Phoolpur, Uttar Pradesh and is supporting the construction of a government school building in Kabennur, Karnataka.
In health care, the EIL has provided mobile medical care unit equipped with dental, eye and OPD units and also laboratory in remote villages of Odisha.
The company has also supported the restoration and development of Anjani Kund site at Palwal. It is also supporting the construction and installation of three water purification plants (ROs) in villages of Sheohar district, Bihar.
With regard to rural electrification, the EIL has supported installation and commissioning of 100 solar photovoltaic based LED street lighting systems in various villages of Poornia district, Bihar.
To reduce the burden of plastic waste in the holy city of Mathura, the EIL is providing support towards setting up a 5 TPD plant for conversion of waste to fuel.
The EIL also conducted livelihood training in cottage industry and basic IT skills for 5,000 women belonging to backward sections of the society at various locations of Delhi.
Functional literacy programme in mushroom cultivation and bee- keeping is being conducted for 120 tribal women at Bolangir district in Odisha.
EIL supported distribution of adult diapers among bedridden and elderly patients across 30 slum areas of Delhi. The company also conducted eight camps for distribution of assistive aids and appliances to poor and needy persons with disabilities, one each at Udaipur, Kota, Delhi, Haldia, Kochi, Udupi, Ratnagiri and Dharamshala.
For well being of old underprivileged people, EIL supported the distribution of ‘Multi-Facility Health Package’ in 12 oldage homes at Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
To promote the Skill India mission, EIL has joined hands with Oil PSUs to set up Skill Development Institutes (SDIs) at Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Raebareli, Vishakhapatnam and Kochi which would provide vocational training to youth.
The EIL is also conducting Skill Development Training for 1200 Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in various trades across its area of operation.