Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility
We at Prakash Industries ltd. (PIL) believe that we
are inter-twined with the society and it has always been our endeavor to
understand the problems of the communities and to try to mitigate the same.
For us the success is measured how well we fulfill our economic,
environmental and social responsibilities. PIL has always taken an active
interest and participation in the social welfare of the community and in
rendering assistance for the development of the people in the surrounding
The companys initiatives towards fulfilling its philosophy of
Corporate Social Responsibility include promoting education facilities,
primary health centers, hospitals, sports club and places of worship,
employment opportunity of the local people, recreation facilities and
emphasis on plantation etc.
Participation in Mid day Meal
Being conscious of its responsibility towards society, the
management has undertaken several programs for the welfare of the Society
and upliftment of the weaker section. Company has started Mission 500
which is a project to establish BAAL SANSKAR KENDRAS (Coaching Centers) in
500 adopted villages in Janjgir-Champa, Raigarh and Bilaspur districts of
Chhattisgarh. These coaching centers aim at harnessing the potentials and
energies of the young children, providing them means to improve their
personality and leadership qualities and ultimately make them good citizens
and thereby assist in development of the state. These coaching centers,
directly and indirectly, influence the villagers who get inspiration from
the children to work for the development and progress of the village.
Company has also organized Mid day meals programme through FFL (Food For
Life), an nonprofit organization ) in association with ISKCON in which mid
day meals are provided every day to the poverty stricken school children in
and around Delhi.
Emphasizing on environmental friendly activities, the barren land around
the plant has been developed in a green belt by plantation of trees and by
initiating the land erosion control measures and enhancing the
bio-productivity of land .Moisture of soil has been retained through Rain
Water Harvesting System & Recycling of the Waste Water.
Drinking water made available
to the villagers
PIL has adopted a two fold strategy to counteract the shortage of water in
its vicinity. Deep water tube wells have been installed in the villages and
training has been imparted to the village residents for maintenance of these
tube wells to ensure perennial availability of potable water.
- Installation of tube wells bore wells, submersible pumps, and
hand pumps at Villages Hathnewara, Kota Dabri, Baradwar, Kosmunda
- Potable drinking water made available in villages nearby Chotia
- Rain water harvesting wells in areas nearby Chotia Mines.
- Installation of wells and submerged tubes wells in areas nearby
- Construction of Community Centre, School building &
Dispensary building in areas nearby Chotia Mines.
- Launched Jan Bhagari programme in school at Chotia.
Renovation of public places
PIL believes that its presence should add to the physical beauty of the
surroundings of the town. Therefore, it has taken upon itself, the
beautification of public spaces with the concurrence of the local
administration. The renovation work includes repairing and construction of
Bathing Ghats, Temples, Parks, Roads, Shelter sheds, rang Munch Stages, Bus
stands and markets. Company has constructed bus shelters in Janjgir and
Champa and work is in progress for bus shelters in other nearby areas also.
Company has also constructed sheds in the district hospital at Janjgir and
consistent efforts are being put in this direction.
Together with the participation of the villagers we PIL successfully
implemented some of its Corporate Social Responsibilities.
- Contributed in the construction of Agarsen Bhawan at Champa.
- Developed Buka Picnic spot near Madhai in Kathghora near Chotia
- Constructed 500 sauchalayas under Nirmal Gram Swachh Yojna
- Beautification of Champa, Janjgir, Katghora & Korba towns.
- Constructed Bus shelters in Champa & Janjgir.
- Construction of Samudayik Bhawan at Village Kotadabri
- Construction of Dharmshala at Naila.
- Renovation of Mahamaya Temple at Hathnewara Village
- Construction of Kankalin dai Mandir at village Baradwar Basti.
- Construction of Rangmanch at Uchchbhithi
Through close knit operations with educational institutions, PIL helps in
propagating knowledge, both at the grass root level and to the ageing
illiterate population of the surrounding villages, through its non-formal
education programme. Besides, it has been regularly undertaking major repair
work in various primary schools in its immediate surroundings. It has also
constructed many class rooms and provided regular financial assistance for
furniture & libraries of schools, besides contributing educational
supplies, such as science apparatus, computer and sports kit.
- Actively participated in development of Korba Engineering
- Constructed school building at Chotia
PIL routinely distributes textbooks, school uniforms, notebooks
students of schools in the vicinity. This is done to reduce the dropout rate
in the area. PIL believes that helping a student by motivating him to
complete at least his schooling would enable the child to get a slightly
better chance in the outside world.
PIL organizes weekly health camps in its nearby villages with the help of
its medical team, comprising of professional doctors and nursing staff.
Preliminary check-ups are conducted and medicines distributed free of cost.
Besides, the Company organizes camps for family planning, cancer detection,
eye care, blood donation, etc on regular basis.
Wasteland Reclamation & Plantation
The Green Approach
PIL has also undertaken Wasteland Reclamation projects in Chhattisgarh
through varied Agro forestry soil & moisture conservation strategies.
Basic outcome of these plantation projects are Enhancement in the Bio-
productivity per unit area of the waste lands, Environment amelioration,
Soil moisture conservation and creating the rural employment
opportunities etc. The Plantation project of the company has been certified
as "Gold Standard CCBA Project" which is the finest one across
South east Asia to be recognized as such.
Important milestones achieved are
- 698.85 Acres of waste land already brought under scientific
management plan till date.
- 957 MT of Fuel wood and 545 MT of Green fodder distributed among
the rural masses till date.
- Vanvasi Sant Gahira Guruji Maharaj Award 2007" for State's
Best Plantation project awarded by the "Chhattisgarh
Environment Conservation Board
Apart from these benefits, PILs waste land afforestation
efforts has contributed in increasing the forest cover, ground water
recharging, Reduction in the topsoil losses due to wind and water erosion