Corporate Social Responsibility of NMDC
INDIACSR News Network
NEW DELHI: NMDC, a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Steel, is presently operating three major mechanized iron ore mines (two in Bailadila region of Chhattisgarh and one in Bellary-Hospet Region of Karnataka), Diamond Mining Project, Panna in Madhya. Its expansion or restoration projects are also in progress in Arki Lime Stone Project in Himachal Pradesh, Magnesite Project in Jammu & Kashmir and feasibility studies for minerals in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Tamilnadu, etc.
“NMDC has taken on themselves its obligation to the society and the people in need especially in under developed areas including tribal villages with special emphasis in the surrounding areas of the projects and establishments of NMDC.” Govt said in the statement.
According to the statement, While the States have been carrying out a number of development projects, NMDC on its part likes to participate, contribute and makes its presence in social, economical, infrastructural, educational, cultural activities etc., development for augmenting the quality of life of people in areas surrounding its projects and establishments and society in general.
The purpose of these efforts would be not only to help people by providing facilities for health, education, civic amenities etc. but also to create opportunities for development of skills, employment including self-employment and to improve quality and dignity of life. NMDC on its part will not only have the satisfaction of being a part of the larger society, which has created it but also to create an environment, which ultimately would be providing NMDC the much needed resources from an economically productive society including employable people as well as peace loving community.
With ‘People’ at heart of its philosophy and approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), NMDC has been striving to carryout meaningful work in the fields of Education, Health care, sustainable income generation and Agricultural development thus contributing to Nation building.
Recognizing that education is an integral path of human development, NMDC has contributed to empowerment of Tribal, Scheduled Caste and Poor children through education. It has set up high quality free residential schools for tribal children and provided scholarships to 10,000 tribal and poor students in 330 schools in 5 districts of Bastar at an annual expenditure of Rs.4 crores. The company has constructed schools and hostels for students including girl children, provided mid-day meal to 10,000 rural children, set up ITI’s & Polytechnic for technical education, supported the establishment of medical college and promoted reservation of seats in management institute(IPE) for tribal & poor children.
Major Education related initiatives of 2010-11
1. Dantewada, South Bastar – Education Improvement Program in 84 Schools in Dantewada block of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh through special coaching before/after school hours.
2. A Polytechnic College with Mechanical & Electrical trades has been established at Dantewada in South Bastar, Chhattisgarh. 112 students are pursuing their studies here.
3. Nagarnar, Bastar – A residential school for tribal children of Bastar region has been established at Nagarnar, Bastar in Chhattisgarh.
4. 194 children from remote villages have been brought into the school in classes I to III through visit of NMDC volunteers.
5. Established an ITI with two trades at Nagarnar, Bastar, Chhattisgarh with plans to gradually add more trades.
NMDC has made efforts to bridge the gap of poor connectivity by laying several kilometers of metalled & tarred roads, construction of High-level bridge on Sankini river at Dantewada, South Bastar and construction of by-pass road for Jagdalpur.
NMDC runs three hospitals at Project sites, in collaboration with Apollo and Yashoda Hospitals offering free medical treatment not only to staff but to the local communities as well, addressing the needs of an average 80,000 out-patients & 8,000 in-patients from local tribals every year.
NMDC operates ‘Hospital on Wheels’ (HoW) service in Bailadila benefitting about 20000 tribal villagers in 37 Villages.
NMDC has released the balance Rs.10 crores against the committed total financial assistance of Rs.50 crores to Chhattisgarh for establishment of Medical College at Jagdalpur.
The company has initiated Integrated development work in 5 villages in South Bastar, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh in addition to the 8 villages where similar works are already in progress focusing on Literacy, Health & Hygiene, Agriculture, Infrastructure development & Income generation activities.
Inter Project tournaments, both indoor and outdoor, for the employees and games and sports for the wards were held in different projects during the year apart from promoting sport events under CSR.