New Delhi: GAIL (India) Ltd. spent Rs 119.29 Crore on CSR which is 2.74% of the average net profit of the preceding 3 years during FY 2018-19. This exceeds the government mandated 2% (Rs 87.21 crores).
GAIL firmly believes that the commitment towards playing a defining role in the development of its stakeholders extends to uplifting lives of the marginalised segments of the society, living in and around its areas of operation, Company’s Annual Report stated.
The company has complied with DPE guidelines regarding spends on identified Thematic Areas, i.e. School Education and Health. Health care & sanitation facilities have been enabled to more than 12 lakh people across the country through operation of 56 Mobile Medical Units covering 12 States, provision of medical equipments, HIV/AIDS and STI awareness, drinking water facilities, hygienic facilities through construction of toilets etc.
In line with ‘TB Free India- by 2025’ call of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, GAIL is implementing the project ‘TB prevention and support’ in Pata, Firozabad (UP) and Barpeta (Assam).
GAIL adopted Taj Mahal Agra &Yamunotri shrine under the “Swachh Iconic Place” (SIP) initiative which is inspired by the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister to promote and enhance cleanliness of the heritage and iconic sites in the country.
Activities and programmes in and around Yamunotri have been undertaken which include cleanliness activities in the Yamunotri trekking route, generating livelihood opportunities & removal of plastic waste enroute the Yamunotri shrine, provision of Cardiac Care Mobile Medical Unit (CCMMU) at Janki Chatti (Uttarkashi) & establishment of Cardiac Care Intensive Care Unit (CCICU) at Barkot (Uttarkashi).
To promote the cause of education in the country GAIL has extended support towards providing all-expense paid specialized residential coaching for engineering college entrance examinations at GAIL Utkarsh centers at Kanpur (UP), Dwarahat & Srinagar (Uttarakhand).
GAIL has also provided education facilities in the form of infrastructure, smart classes, school equipments, teaching learning material etc. in various Govt. schools/ colleges across the country.
GAIL has also extended support towards Skill Development Institutes (SDIs) in Kochi (Kerala), Raebareli (UP), Vishakhapatnam (AP), Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and Guwahati (Assam).
These SDIs have been set up through collaborative efforts of Oil PSEs under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and are in line with “Skill India Mission” of Government of India.