Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
1. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
The capacity building project on health and hygiene at Silvassa (in Saily and Khadoli) initiated as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has been taken forward with great enthusiasm. Though children of the village and primary schools comprise the major target group, school teachers, Anganwadi workers and staff, parents and the school management committee of the respective schools are also involved in the various activities that are conducted regularly. Training sessions and workshops on health, hygiene and nutrition were organised in the Anganwadis and primary schools. Also, personal hygiene kits, sanitation kits, dustbins and Anganwadi vessel kits were distributed. The objective of the project is to ensure sustainable development by promoting good health, quality education, clean water and sanitation in the villages.
2. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Construction of Toilet in Andhra Pradesh - Balmer Lawrie has sponsored construction of toilets in different locations:
- Construction of Boys & Girls Toilet at Thavanampalle, Upper Primary School
- Construction of Boys & Girls Toilet at Maredipalle, Elementary School
- Construction of Toilet at Thavanampalle Police Station for Public Usage
3. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Balmer Lawrie has accepted a proposal from Habitat for Humanity India, to support them in providing safe drinking water to the school and public area in Manali, Chennai. Habitat for Humanity will be installing 7 nos. water cooler / purifiers in the project location. The Company also installed water coolers in a Government school in Okhla, New Delhi which will be providing safe drinking water to around 1200 students. Water coolers / purifiers have also been installed in two Government schools in Asaoti and Rai, Haryana.
4. Swachh Vidyalaya: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
a. 330 toilets were constructed in the states of West Bengal, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu 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.
b.Balmer Lawrie sponsored the construction of a toilet block in Chatrapati Shivaji Vidyalaya, Palaspe, Panvel
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
6. Balmer Lawrie sponsored the construction of two community/public toilets at Panvel in Maharashtra and Anand Vihar in New Delhi.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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
10. 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.
11. Ghat Kahon Project
Balmer Lawrie, as part of the Swachh Bharat initiative, sponsored the beautification of three ghats along the Hoogly river. The Hooghly river holds immense religious and social significance for the people in Kolkata and the Eastern Region. Balmer Lawrie, in association with Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) and Times of India, carried out the beautification of the Bagbazar Ghat, Moti Seal Ghat and Ram Krishnapur Ghat under the ‘Ghat Kahon’ project. The spruced up ghats have been open to the public.
Moti Seal Ghat
Ram Krishanapur Ghat
Education and Child Sustenance
1. Balmer Lawrie supports two Family Homes at SOS Children’s Village – 1 in Kolkata and 1 in Vishakhapatnam
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
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.
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
4. Integrated Tribal Development Agency
Aspirational district development program was taken up as per the guidance of DPE and Niti Aayog during the year. An MoU was signed between the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), Paderu and our Company for making model Aanganwadi Kendras in the tribal district of Visakhapatnam. In the year 2020-21, the Company has allocated Rs. 40 lakhs for the purchase of measurement kits for the Aanganwadi Kendras.
1. Street Medicine Program
Street Medicine Program – Calcutta Rescue: Balmer Lawrie has allocated Rs. 5.47 Lakhs to Calcutta Rescue for running street medicine mobile clinics for the slum community of Paharpur, Kolkata. The doctors and the healthcare team visit the slum and street dwellers on regular basis. The clinics are run from the back of mobile vans, which have basic medical equipment and stock of drugs for common ailments. During the pandemic, Calcutta Rescue has helped slum communities to get medical facilities on regular basis. This project has received great recognition for its contribution to the immunization program and medicine supply to the registered patients.
2. 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. In the financial year 2020-2021 the Company released Rs. 29.00 Lakhs to support the program during the COVID-19 pandemic
3. 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.
In July 2020, Balmer Lawrie and Ramakrishna Mission signed an MoU to construct a quarantine home in Belur Math to provided quality services to the devotees and others who visit the Ashram. The Company has contributed Rs. 20.00 Lakhs for the construction project. The first floor of the building has been completed within the project timeline; painting and installation of other essential equipment will be completed in April 2021. Balmer Lawrie allocated Rs. 20.00 Lakhs to the Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah for the purchase of an Ultrasound Machine. Thousands of poor patients in the area are benefitting from this machine.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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.
6.Balmer Lawrie sponsored and implemented the services of a non-profit Cardiac Ambulance at Silvassa in association with DNH Medico Association, a registered body of medical professionals of Dadra Nagar & Haveli in December 2020. Balmer Lawrie has been supporting developmental work in Saily and Khadoli villages at Silvassa on a continuous basis. Balmer Lawrie sponsored Rs. 23.00 Lakhs for the ambulance and the objective of the ambulance service is to ensure timely access to cardiac care from the local hospital
7.Balmer Lawrie contributed Rs 25.00 Lakhs each to the Corpus fund of Narayana Hrudayalaya Charitable Trust and Saroj Gupta Cancer and Research Institute located at Kolkata for treatment of poor patients affected with critical diseases in the year 2020-21. Saroj Gupta Cancer and Research Institute utilised the funds to purchase a static machine and 3 portable X-Ray machines for the Radiology Department as well.
8.Water Resource Management, Health & Hygiene based on Sustainable Development Goals: Saksham Foundation - The water resource management project is a unique way to change the behavior for the optimum use of water. Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, Health and Hygiene became a key practice to keep away different diseases as well as COVID 19. Balmer Lawrie had signed a MoU with Saksham Foundation to support the project and as per the commitment, the Company has released Rs. 12.00 Lakhs.
9. COVID-19 prevention activities
1. Contribution to PM-CARES Fund – Balmer Lawrie contributed Rs 1,28,25,899.00 (Rupees One crore, twenty-eight lakh, twenty-five thousand and eight hundred and ninety-nine) to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Balmer Lawrie allocated Rs 1 crore from its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund and the rest of the amount was voluntary contribution of one day’s salary by the employees of the Company.
2. As part of CSR activities undertaken during the COVID-19 lockdown period, Industrial Packaging – Chittoor distributed food items to migrants and underprivileged families in villages near the plant.
3. From 1st to 15th July 2020, as part of COVID Jan Andolan campaign, the Company distributed 19450 masks, 4350 sanitizers (100ml), and 1600 Gloves among 4450 beneficiaries in communities residing in and around our units / establishments across the country.
4. PPE was distributed at Integrated Check Post (ICP), Raxaul and a demo on how to wear the same was conducted.
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 175.00 Lakhs for the institutes at Ahmedabad, Raibareli, Guwahati, Visakhapatnam, Kochi and Bhubaneswar as per the funding module set up by MoPNG.
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.