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RAIPUR, Chhattisgarh: It is known that “India is an agricultural country” and so the employees of GMR Chhattisgarh Energy ltd (GCEL) participated in farming of vegetables, cereals and plantation of saplings under the project ANUSISTHA in village Chataud with full enthusiasm.
GCEL had purchased land during the project phase in nearby villages and many such lands are outside the boundary of Plant and at times in threat of either encroachment or occupancy by unwanted element. Therefore activity has been planned in such a way that it has both long as well as short term earning prospects and visibility of work being done.
6-8 Acres of Land is being developed as a pilot project with the support of Local SHG Members and community. The work has started with Vegetable cultivation in the short term and Fruit Plantation in the Long term. So to support the Self Help Group (SHG) GCEL has launched the project ANUSISTHA for developing a demonstration model for improved and innovative agriculture in one of company Land in Chataud village.
The improved and innovative agriculture with community would help to develop a demonstrative model for More Profit in Agriculture work for Local community by vegetable cultivation and marketing Linkages.
In continuation to yet another CSR initiative towards social upliftment, more than 35 Employee from GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Limited (GCEL), a subsidiary of GMR Energy with the help of GMRVF have extended their support towards plantation of fruit plants and cultivation by sowing vegetable seeds of Lady finger, Bittergourd and Barbatti (beans Family) in Chataud Village about a week back. The team was Led by S. Ravi Shanker COO- GCEL and Sandeep Pachpor VP (O&M). Apart from GCEL colleagues more than 25 Members of Self Help Groups from Chicholi and Gaurkheda Village participated in the program.
The program started with initial briefing about Project undertaken jointly by Land and CSR Team under ANUSHISTA Project. COO- GCEL Shri S. Ravi Shanker briefed the gathering that whole project is designed for the benefit of Local Community and Self Help Group Member. The production from land will be given to SHG members who are working in this land with Foundation support. VP (O&M) Sandeep Pachpor appreciated the efforts of team for taking the project.
The Following Colleague of GCEL participated in Program with Full enthusiasm. Harinath KV, Mukul Patwardhan, Manish Kumar, Shashank Sharma, Suresh Dabhi, Sreekant P Pai, Sanjeev Tiwari, Mohammad Ansari, Sangram Kanungo, Kishore Rout, Prithviraj Lahiri, Rakesh Singh, DhanaLakshmi, Lakshmi Kumari, Anusha G, Nanita Khare, Anand Singh Negi, Sandeep Dewangan, Bhola Prasad Kushwaha, Atul Gupta, Nalin Jain, Upahar Dogra, Vijay Gopal, Satish Verma, Anuj Srivistawa, Chandra Prakash, Prakhar Saigal, Rakesh Singh, Gaurav Vijay, Vishal Dembani, Mayank Kapoor, Avinash Sharma, HemaSundara Rao.
Furthermore under skill development mission of central govt. GCEL has trained more than 300 youth at their vocational & skill development center during the last 3 years. On 15th July GCEL celebrated World Youth Skill Day in Village Tulsi Vocational training center. On the occasion of world youth Skills Day a seminar was conducted with Bankers, Block Officials, GCEL staff, Village representative and 50 Youth from 6 Villages have attended the function where they were oriented with Skill Development schemes by Government of India and Chhattisgarh.
Axis Bank representative talked about Mudra Scheme and Jan Dhan Yojana. He discussed how the scheme can benefit trained youth to start new business at various levels. This has created a platform for interaction with Youth and Banks which developed confidence among Bank & trained youth to process the loans. The representative from block talked about Launching of new targets under Prime Minister Kaushlaya Vikas Yojana. He also motivated youth to go for self-employment and if required the block office will provide all support. After this 6 Youth trained by GMRVF supported Vocational Training centers shared what they are doing after training. Youth shared they are earning Average 6-10 thousand rupees in a month after training.
The Program Ended with Vote of Thanks by Srapanch, representative of Village Tulsi. The Program was also attended by Harinath KV, Manish Kumar , Kishore Rout, Atul Gupta from GCEL and Rochak Bharadwaj, Sanjay Dubey and other Foundation staff.
Besides above GMRVF is also running Pratibha coaching center which provides coaching facilities to youth for selection in banks, Central and state Govt. jobs, and armed forces jobs. The center is benefitting 30 youth by providing 1 hour coaching on daily basis and career counseling by expert faculty. The youth is very happy to have center of this kind in their village. So to help them GCEL employees have distributed Manorama Year Book to 30 youth who are preparing for various competitive examinations.
The book is useful for preparing current affairs for all kind of Competitive examinations. The book was purchased with financial contributions of GCEL colleagues Sandeep Pachpor (VP O&M), Mukul Patwardhan, Shashank Sharma, Sreekant Pai, Pramod Gupta, Sangram Kanungo, S.S. Dubey, Parmeshwar Wakudkar, Giriraj Uttarwar and Anusha and distributed the book to 30 youth who is preparing for various competitive examinations.
Speaking on the occasion Sandeep Pachpor Motivated the youth to work hard and get selected in good jobs. He emphasized the need of working hard to get the success. Sarpanch representative Manish thanked the company for opening and running the center in village.