New Delhi – Tata Steel Ltd (TSL), spent Rs. 315 crore on its CSR initiatives during FY 2018-19, with responsibility towards planet, ensuring the health and safety of people, balancing economic prosperity and generating social benefits for the community with an aim to touch more than 2 million lives by 2025 through our CSR initiatives.
The company promotes preventive Healthcare and Sanitation and has spent Rs 168.94 cr on it during 2018-19.
Healthcare programmes covers the states of East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, Dhanbad, Ramgarh in Jharkhand, Ganjam, Jajpur, Kendujhar, Sundargarh in Odisha, Mumbai in Maharashtra, Kolkata in West Bengal.
With keen interest in encouraging quality healthcare in India, the company started Maternal and New Born Survival Initiative (MANSI) which focuses on working with pregnant women, mothers and children on the issue of infant mortality through partnerships with the government, and national and international Not for profit Organisations (NGOs).
The Infant mortality reduced in 12 blocks of Odisha and Jharkhand through the initiative.
A real-time digital tracking system was also launched to provide vital support to Sahiyas and ASHAs to respond high risk cases.
Almost 1,855 high risk child and mother cases identified which resulted in 44% reduction in death rate.
Tata Steel, over a century of shared context, with communities giving it a microscopic view of their critical needs and aspirations.
CSR interventions are deployed by almost 600 professionals with diverse skills interacting directly with the community daily, partnered by organisations of national and global repute.
TSL’s CSR strategy looks at establishing replicable change models which impact core development gaps across India and enhance thematic development focus on communities in operating areas.
The company also started Regional Initiative for Safe Sexual Health by Today’s Adolescents (RISHTA) which focuses on working with the adolescents to educate them on the importance of nutrition and their rights while imparting life skills training.
The RISHTA Android application enables detailed profiling and tracking of each adolescent over the project period, leading to health inerventions and linkage to government programmes.
The programme reached over 15,000 adolescents and over 900 peer educators, developed from adolescent population.
The company caters the most vulnerable sections among communities, addressing the challenges of today and building lasting solutions for the future.
Projects in health, drinking water, sanitation, education, livelihoods and infrastructure meet community needs.
To contribute towards the socio-economic development of the areas, TSL undertakes various CSR initiatives in the areas of health, education, livelihood, sports and infrastructure development with indigenous communities.
The company has partnered with various organisations to work for the upliftment of communities and continues to deepen engagement with communities.