CHENNAI: Chennai: IndianOil and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Pottery development under a CSR project in Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu.
IndianOil has engaged IIT Madras which is a synergizing platform for Science and Technology (S&T) interventions. The Southern Region Pipelines (SRPL) would undertake the CSR project in Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu by collaborating with IITM to improve the livelihood of the potter communities in the area. T
he skill and capacity will be upgraded through capability building programmes and exposure to enhanced infrastructural facilities and technological advancements.
The traditional artisans from poorer sections will be provided with need-based modern equipment, additional skill, product training and soft skill training for individual and group use so that they would rise their skill levels and better equipped to meet the market requirements. The latest technology interventions shall be introduced to the potter community of Tiruvallur for training of the potters for developing variety of products.
The CSR intervention aims at generating employment opportunities and creating sustainable livelihood for Tiruvallur cluster pottery artisans thereby improving the income and the socio-economic condition of the artisan families.
The MoU was signed by D S Nanaware, ED (SRPL) and Dr. Ravindra Gettu, Dean Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored Research of IITM at Chennai. Senior officials from IndianOil and IITM present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Nanaware said, that IndianOil is keen on bringing the rural innovations carried out at institutions to the field through CSR so that rural population would get benefitted.