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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

1. Swachh Vidyalaya: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Swachh Bharat Toilets

 

a. 306 toilets were constructed in the states of West Bengal, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Haryana for the students of primary government schools. It was committed by Balmer Lawrie to maintain the toilets at least for 5 years. Therefore, our Company is maintaining the toilets as per need in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Haryana. Taking a step ahead our Company also refurbished/repaired the toilets which are in use for the last 3 years from the date of commencement.

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Toilet maintenance in a government school in West Bengal

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Use of dustbin by students

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Inauguration of the toilet block at Palaspe Village

b.Balmer Lawrie sponsored the construction of a toilet block in Chatrapati Shivaji Vidyalaya, Palaspe, Panvel

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The foundation stone laying ceremony of the construction of a toilet block in Bhavi Village, Pali, Jodhpur was held on 28th October at the construction site. Mr. P P Chaudhary, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Justice and Ministry of Corporate Affairs graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the function. Mr. Prabal Basu, C&MD, Balmer Lawrie was the Guest of Honour amongst others. Balmer Lawrie takes pride in being an organisation that cares for children of the nation.

c. A total number of 25 toilets were constructed in the government schools and hospital at Bhavi and Kedhapa in Rajasthan.

d. A toilet block for tribal boys and girls has been constructed at Chavane Village, Maharashtra

2. Balmer Lawrie sponsored the construction of two community/public toilets at Panvel in Maharashtra and Anand Vihar in New Delhi.

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Water tank at Sayali Village

3. As part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Balmer Lawrie has adopted the Sayali village in Silvassa and has sponsored the construction of a water tank for providing clean drinking water to the villagers. This initiative has benefited 5000 villagers.

4. A water tank with a capacity of 1.50 lakh litres was installed at the Padghe village in Taloja, Maharashtra near our Industrial Packaging Plant. This tank will benefit at least 10,000 villagers residing in the villages.

5. Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a Composting Unit to convert organic waste into manure was installed at Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, which is a heritage site

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Inauguration of the composting unit

6. As an initiative under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a garden (Maharashi Karve Udyan) for the physically challenged children at Wadala, Mumbai has been supported by Balmer Lawrie and is being maintained by the Rotary club of Wadala.

Activities carried out by the Company during the launch of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

7. Swachh Bharat Pakhwada/ National Cleanliness Week

a. Swachh Bharat Pakhwada was observed from 16th to 31st December 2017. Cleanliness drives were organised across units and establishments and various programs were organised across locations to generate awareness. A medical camp for scavenging workers of Chennai Corporation, Manali region was organised during the Pakhwada. 150 workers benefitted from the camp which had the provision for testing hemoglobin, blood grouping and typing, random blood sugar, blood cholesterol, blood creatinine, total blood count, blood differential count, urine albumin, urine deposits, urine sugar, Hepatitis B, TB and cervical cancer. General check-up by the physician was also carried out. A medical camp was also organised at Silvassa for the house keeping staff.

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Medical camp at Chennai

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Medical camp at Silvassa

b.To spread awareness on cleanliness as part of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, Balmer Lawrie celebrated the Swachh Bharat Pakhwada across all its units and offices from 16th to 31st July, 2017. Various activities were conducted during the fortnight. The Pakhwara kicked off with employees taking the Swachhta Pledge. Cleanliness activities at the work place as well as in and around factories were carried out during the fortnight along with tree plantation drives. A “Swachh Karyasthal” contest was organized for all the employees. For community engagement and participation during the Pakhwara, workshop on health and sanitation was organized for principals and teachers in Joynagar, West Bengal. Also, as a part of the campaign, schools in West Bengal, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh were visited to assess the cleanliness of the toilets constructed by Balmer Lawrie under ‘Swachh Vidyalaya’. A Swachhta Walkathon was orgnised at Kolkata and Delhi.

c. Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under Ministry of Science & Technology observed Swachhta Pakhwada as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission between 1st and 15th November, 2017. Our Application Research Laboratory (ARL) at Greases & Lubricants – Kolkata, being a DSIR recognized R&D Unit since November 1981, observed the Swachhta Pakhwada during the same period. Various activities like cleaning of the factory premises, plantation of saplings, extempore speeches by employees, quiz contests and awareness programs were organised to reinforce the significance of cleanliness at the workplace.

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Cleanliness drives at the G&L plant in Kolkata

d.Balmer Lawrie joined the ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ movement and organized various cleanliness activities not only in its units and establishments but also in the schools and villages near its factories. Various activities were organized like the Swachh Karyasthal contest, essay and drawing competitions for school students, cleanliness drives, Swachhta awareness sessions, distribution of dustbins, personal hygiene sessions for girl students and distribution of sanitary napkins.

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Activities during ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ campaign

e.Balmer Lawrie also distributed waste bins, conducted rallies, quiz, essay competition and awareness programmes in schools of South 24 Parganas during National Cleanliness Week

Education and Child Sustenance

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Family home adopted by Balmer Lawrie at SOS Village in Salt Lake, Kolkata

1. Balmer Lawrie supports two Family Homes at SOS Children’s Village – 1 in Kolkata and 1 in Vishakhapatnam

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Classrooms are sponsored by Balmer Lawrie in the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy

2. Two classrooms are being sponsored under the “Corporate Leverage and Support Scheme” (CLASS) of Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP) for supporting the differently abled, particularly children suffering from cerebral palsy. In all 30 children are being supported. Balmer Lawrie also supports IICP in their fund raising for the charity Golf Tournament - “Hope Cup” which is held annually in Kolkata

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Ekal Vidyalaya

3. The Company extended support to projects focused on the upliftment of the tribal students, run by Friends of Tribal Society known as EKAL Vidyalayas. Balmer Lawrie sponsored Rs. 10 lakhs for these vidyalayas catering to the tribal populace.

Past initiatives

1. Balmer Lawrie sponsored Rs 50 lakhs for the construction of the Mogapair School at Chennai. This school is an initiative taken by various stakeholders to build a model school where only girl students from the marginalized communities are enrolled.

2. Balmer Lawrie gave away scholarships to 65 economically backward/ physically challenged students in the year 2013-14 for pursuing Engineering Degree/Diploma Courses across the country.

3. Infrastructural support to schools, including toilets - 2400 school children of Dara Adarsh Vidya Mandir in West Bengal benefitted from this initiative.

4. Education and Overall development of 100 children from slums in and around Kolkata.

5. Development of Learning Centre (Library including all facilities) was constructed for the students of Khadoli Village, Silvassa to enhance their knowledge and skills

Health

1. Balmer Lawrie assessed the needs of a Hospital in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu and donated a sonography machine, that would benefit the people residing in the vicinity.

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Mobile Health Van at Chennai

2. The Balmer Lawrie sponsored Mobile Health Van run by Helpage India at Manali, Chennai provides medical care especially for the elderly people, catering to 12000 patients annually.

3. An incinerator and vending machine for sanitary napkins was installed in four government schools at Kolkata in West Bengal and behavioral training was carried out for the adolescent children and their parents.

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Vending machine and incinerator for sanitary napkins in a government school at Kolkata

4. An eye check-up camp was organised for the local community in Sayali Village near Silvassa, where the Company has some of the key manufacturing units. In all 248 people including workmen and their families and local villagers were covered. 138 spectacles were distributed to the local villagers.

Past Initiatives

1. Balmer Lawrie initiated Health check-up camps for drivers of commercial vehicles in Kolkata and subsequently 25 health camps were conducted across India, benefiting more than 50,000 drivers.

2. Reduction of infant mortality rate through special clinic - Child In Need Institute (CINI). 12,000 beneficiaries include mothers and children from 0-5 years were being benefitted every year.

Skill Development

1. Skill Development Institutes (SDI) are being set up at various places in the country by the member companies of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG), Govt. of India. As a member company, Balmer Lawrie contributed Rs 150 Lakhs for the institutes coming up in at Guwahati and Rae Bareilly.

2. Balmer Lawrie also contributed Rs 180 Lakhs for SDIs at Bhubaneswar, Kochi and Vishakhapatnam which are now fully functional and some of them have started the courses on skill development.

Past Initiatives

3. Balmer Lawrie in collaboration with IATA Training & Development Institute and Trade-Wings Institute of Management imparted three-month training in travel & tourism to 105 girls from the economically weaker sections

4. Vocational training to youth on different trades - Around 150 youth have benefitted from these trainings.

Statue of Unity

An iconic 182 meter tall statue (tallest in the world), dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India, is being built at the Sadhu-Bet Island, surrounding the Sardar Sarovar Dam in the Narmada district of Gujarat. Through this project, the government intends to promote inclusive and equitable socio economic growth in the region with tourism development as the key tool.

A contribution of Rs. 1 crore is being made by Balmer Lawrie for the construction of the Statue of Unity.

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