Home >> Awards,India CSR Initiatives >> Cairn India Conferred with prestigious India CSR Sanitation Leadership Awards
Cairn India Conferred with prestigious India CSR Sanitation Leadership Awards

India CSR News Network

MUMBAI: Cairn India, Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited, one of the world’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, has recently bagged the prestigious award India CSR Sanitation Leadership Awards [Corporate] [Large Impact] for its large sanitation project at Barmer district of Rajasthan, where it has oil and gas exploration facilities.

Sandhya Thakur and Dr Uma Bihari Dwivedi representing Cairn India received the award from Ramdas Athawale, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and Dr. Rana Singh, Co-Founder, India CSR Network at India CSR Leadership Summit held on May 26, 2017 at Mumbai.

India CSR Group is delighted to confer the Sanitation Leadership Award [Corporate] [Large Impact]  for 2017 to Vedanta Ltd., Cairn Oil and Gas, for its unique CSR Project par excellence that is focusing on improving the health and hygiene quotient of the community residing in Barmer district of Rajasthan. Through this sanitation initiative, Vedanta Ltd, Cairn Oil and Gas has not only facilitated the construction of more than 10,000 house hold (HH) toilets but has improved the utilization ratio from 30% to 80%.

Beneficiary Bhagwana Ram in a village of Barmer

Beneficiary Bhagwana Ram in a village of Barmer

One of its kind, this Public Private Partnership with Zila Parishad, Barmer, Government of Rajasthan India, Cairn has signed an MoU which aims to create 47 Gram Panchayat of Baitu block as an Open Defecation Free (ODF) Gram Panchayat’s, (GP) in Barmer district (25,000 HH).

From the Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s clarion call for ‘Swachh Bharat’, this initiative of Vedanta Ltd Cairn Oil and Gas, has a direct co-relation by creating a sanitation drive in the community, thereby contributing immensely to the vision of respected PM for a prosperous India.

The project focus on creating awareness about the importance of sanitation in community. Children and women are the two change agents who are the driving force behind the success of this project. Through the interventions in schools, and community (Community-led Total Sanitation-CLTS/ School-led Total Sanitation-SLTS) simultaneously, the acceptance of the project has improved and community is now building quality toilets for their household usage.

The Barmer district has been facing socio-economic challenges with more than 90 percent people practicing open defecation in rural areas and 85 percent overall (as opposed to the average of 50 percent in India) as a whole. (Barmer Sanitation Statistics, Census 2011). Such practices have, in turn, resulted in contamination of nearby water sources, thereby contributing to some of the highest Infant and Maternal Mortality (IMR, MMR) rates in the country.

In February 2013, under the ‘Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan’ (NBA) program, we adopted nine villages of Beriwala Tala Gram Panchayat of Barmer district under Private Public Partnership model. The program has been very successful and ultimately resulted in the Beriwala Tala Gram Panchayat achieving ODF status, one of the first such panchayats in Barmer to achieve such as status.

A meeting with villages for promoting Toilet construction in a village of Barner

A meeting with villages for promoting Toilet construction in a village of Barner

The program was subsequently extended to 19 more villages of Gram panchayats Bhadkha and Mundhon ki Dhani, which are situated near the operational areas where oil is produced. There was a pressing need for an intervention in these areas for only 9.4 percent households had improved toilet facilities and 90 percent of the population were still practicing open defacation.

Prestigious and one of the largest CSR forum for the year 2017, the India CSR Leadership Summit & Awards recently organized at Mumbai on May 26, 2017. The day long forum witnessed politician, social reformers, corporate leaders, CSR think tanks, academia and professionals of allied fields of CSR and social development. India CSR Awards is one of the prestigious recognitions that honours the outstanding and innovative CSR, Sustainability and Social enterprise projects and recognises leadership in CSR. The platform recognises individuals, organisations, corporates and projects that have made phenomenal impact to the society.

 Also Read: Nomination Invited for Prestigious India CSR Awards 2018 on Innovation & Leadership

the author

India CSR (indiacsr.in) is a news portal in the domain of CSR, live since 2009. India CSR welcomes your stories, comments on issues that interest you, feedback, comments from your side to make it more purposeful and resourceful, will carried in. indiacsr.in is designed, updated and maintained by CSR India Corporate Social Services Pvt Ltd. (CIN: U93000CT2012PTC000120). Contents available at indiacsr.in are non-fiction. Though all efforts have been made to verify the accuracy of the content on this website, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. In case of any ambiguity or doubts, readers are advised to verify with the indiacsr.in and/or source(s). Twiteer: https://twitter.com/INDIACSR. Find updates at https://www.facebook.com/indiacsrnetwork Statement, articles, views and contributions can be sent to editor@indiacsr.in.

  • Contact

    India CSR News Network

    CSR India Corporate Social Services Pvt Ltd

    CIN: U93000CT2012PTC000120

    Registered Office: House No.222, Krishna Vatika, Boirdadar, Raigarh - 496001 (Chhattisgarh) INDIA

    Mumbai: India CSR, 208, Sangeet Palaza, Marol Naka, Andheri East, Mumbai - 400059

    New Delhi: India CSR, M-65, Panther Lane, GK-1, New Delhi

    M: 91 (0) 99810 99555 (Rusen Kumar)

    E: editor@indiacsr.in (Only editorial)

    E: info@indiacsr.in (Only business proposal)

    W: www.indiacsr.in

  • About Us

    We welcome your feedback, comments, suggestions and ideas. We are also interested in finding new data sources, sponsors for our site and our partner sites, and organizations who would like to work with IndiaCSR to help change the world. The website has been founded by stalwarts from the industry and is growing steadily to become an inspiring network of business people working towards the common goal of sustainability. Mission: Our mission is to support practitioners and organizations in building responsible and sustainable business in India and in this way to contribute to sustainable development of societies at large.
  • Privacy Policy

    What is this Privacy Policy for?

    This privacy policy is for this website and served by IndiaCSR and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

    read more..

  • Partner with us

    Whether it’s through our B2B or CSR partnership programs, partnering with India CSR can help you to increase business network, build your brand, and expand your reach worldwide. India CSR has always believed in the advancement of information technology & communication, learning, and education, playing a key role within those knowledge communities for generations.

    read more..