New Delhi: Tata Motors, the USD 45 billion company, reinforced its initiatives on issues related to health, education, employability and the environment during 2017-18.
The company claims that it “positively touched” lives of 6.44 lakh people across the identified thrust areas.
As much as Rs 21.44 crore on spent on CSR activities during the 2017-18 fiscal despite no prescribed CSR expenditure marked for the year.
Among key CSR intiiatives, Tata Motors under the health programme AAROGYA operates mobile health clinics for remote tribal community outreach in Pune.
It focusses on maternal and child health, with a holistic and balanced approach towards preventive healthcare and curative healthcare interventions.
Contribution made towards Aarogya: Rs 2.90 crore
Impact created: 376,310 lives touched
Under its VIDYADHANAM (Education) programme, the company’s main initiatives include scholarships, financial aid to students of IITs and government engineering colleges, coaching classes, special coaching for IIT-JEE and other competitive
Contribution made for Vidyadhanam: Rs 10.43 crore
Impact created: 101,420 students benefited.
Under its AADHAR (Communication developoment) programme, the company aims to serve the socio-economically disadvantaged SC/ST communities.
Approximately 40 per cent of company’s CSR efforts are earmarked towards this initiatives.
Currently, Tata Motors have over 6,000 SC/ST employees as a part of their workforce and around 34 per cent of the apprentices/trainees belong to these communities.
Contribution made towards Aadhar: Rs 1 crore
Impact created: 93,715 people skilled
As per the company’s annual report, Tata Motors contributed Rs 4.52 crore under its skill development programme, KAUSHALYA. Youth are provided vocational training in automotive and other industrial trades.
The impact created under Kaushalya was “98,661 lives touched”.
Under its environment initiative VASUNDHARA, the company’s initiatives aimed at promoting environmental awareness among school students.
As many as 1,03,746 new saplings were planted across locations with 56,161 people covered under the programme.
In a release, the USD 45 billion company said Tata Motors have already addressed 15 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).