As part of its initiatives under “Corporate Social Responsibility’, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd (RCF) has undertaken several projects in the areas of rural development, promoting health care and education aimed for the benefit of needy and for general good of the society. These projects are in accordance with Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Company’s CSR policy. RCF has spent Rs.3.88 Crore on CSR activities in the year 2018-19. The activities, in brief, are as under:
Scholarship to meritorious students
RCF offers a number of scholarships to students of SC / ST/ OBC communities for pursuing studies. Lodging, Boarding and Education expenses of selected students at Shivaji Military school, Pune is borne by RCF under this scheme.
Supply of Mid-Day Meal
RCF is supplying nutritious Mid-Day Meal to needy children studying in twenty five unaided schools, in and around Trombay area. The scheme is implemented through an NGO, ‘ISKCON Food Relief Foundation’ which supplies good and healthy meal to the children on behalf of RCF. In all, 8404 students have availed the benefit of this nutritious mid-day meal.
Supply of drinking water to the villages
RCF has been providing drinking water for last 23 years to seven villages around Thal unit through pipelines laid down from the water reservoir in the unit and spent about Rs.60.61 lakh on this account during the year. More than 15,700 residents of the villages got benefited of the scheme.
Community Medical Facility- Running of Mobile Medical Van
RCF in collaboration with Wockhardt Foundation, is running mobile medical van at Thal, Alibag and Chembur, Mumbai. Total three such medical vans (one at Chembur and two at Thal) were running during 2018-19. At Thal, on an average seven villages are covered in weekly cycles by a Mobile van and patients are benefitted from free medical services including supply of medici
The adoption of Agricultural technology for increasing crop yield and land productivity is greatly facilitated by training and adequate dissemination of knowledge. RCF sought to bridge the gap between Research Scientist and the farmer by setting up its State of the Art Farmers’ Training Centre (FTC) in 1988 at Nagpur and in 1998 at Thal. These early steps have paid rich dividend since then. More than 30000 farmers have attended & benefited from these training Programmes conducted at the two Farmers Training Centre in the last half decade and have used the knowledge to upgrade their farm practices and have succeeded in drastically reducing their overheads and increase their wealth. These institutes are equipped with the latest audio-visual aids, classrooms and also hostels providing residential accommodation to the farmers The Company’s dedicated training facilities are manned by in-house professionally qualified faculty, eminent research scientists from agricultural institutions, Agro experts, progressive farmers andRead More...