JSPL Barbil organises Community Consultation and Planning Workshop for periphery Villagers

India CSR News Network

KEONJHAR/BARBIL (Odisha): In a bid to enable and aware the periphery villagers to identify the local issues and getting the way to resolve it, the CSR Department of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) Barbil Unit has organised a three day consultation & planning workshop in its plant premises.

The three day long Community Consultation & Planning Workshop witnessed active participation from the community volunteers and key stake holders of plant periphery.

The objective of the workshop was to build awareness and develop community based Change Agents who will be the catalysts in the community development initiative. A total number of 112 participants including volunteers, community leaders, government and JSPL, Barbil Unit supported teachers, government officials and dignitaries participated in the program. Participants attending the workshop shared their valuable thoughts, experiences and proposals towards bringing positive change in the periphery villages.

Attending the three day workshop EVP & Group CSR Head Prashant Kumar Hota said that we have to be very empathetic while resolving the issues of the villagers. He stressed on education, health & awareness for the periphery villagers. JSPL Barbil has been doing its best to uplift the standard of living of its periphery stake holders, said Hota.

Sessions over health and sanitation, education, entrepreneurship & skill development, local traditions & culture, youth development were held during the three day long workshop.

During various sessions participants were guided and educated over sharing the factual data regarding issues of their periphery villages in Deojhar Gram Panchyat. Discussions as per the issues related to the local area held during the workshop.

During open discussions conducted, the participants were divided into different groups and each group led by a group leader presented their own idea to resolve the local issues & problems they face. Understanding the situation the participants analysed the root causes of the issues and problem they face in the community that hinders in the development and growth of the society.

After analysing the issues the groups discussed and identified way forward and probable possibilities to overcome the situation. Future action plans were discussed and presented in front of the other participants by first time attendants from the local community.

The workshop was coordinated by JSPL Barbil Unit CSR Head Vargil Lakra