JHARSUGUDA: Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda’s flagship CSR livelihood project, Subhalaxmi Cooperative, felicitated meritorious matriculation children of its women members at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Jharsuguda.
A total of 57 students received mementos and cash prizes at the ceremony, which forms a key segment of the cooperative’s welfare scheme Subhalaxmi Mahila Kalyan Panthi, which also serves other needs of its women members like aiding expecting mothers, providing loan waivers for families of the deceased, assistance for funeral expenses etc.
Since the fund’s inception in 2013, a total of 190 students have been felicitated under the Kalyan Panthi scheme, with cash prizes amounting to 4.93 lakh rupees.
Subhalaxmi Cooperative is a 3324 member strong all-women co-op operating in the rural margins of Jharsuguda, Kolabira & Kirmira blocks, which is owned and governed by its members. It is one of the largest women’s co-op in the state, providing capacity building, livelihood promotion, financial & social services to its members. Apart from sustainable livelihood & women empowerment, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda’s CSR efforts are spread across multiple dimensions like education, health & sanitation, and bio-investment.