Reliance Power in its continuous efforts to positively impact the society, especially the areas around its sites and offices, has formulated policies for social development that are based on the following guiding principles:
- Adopt an approach that aims at achieving a greater balance between social development and economic development.
- Adopt new measures to accelerate and ensure the basic needs of all people.
- Work towards elimination of all barriers for the social inclusion of disadvantaged groups- such as the poor and the disabled
- Give unfailing attention to children for in their hands lies the country's future. It is for their sake that health, education and environment get topmost priority in our programmes and investments.
In areas around its power plant sites in Sasan,Rosa,Krishnapatnam,Butibori,Chitrangi and others,Reliance Power has been actively involved in various social and environmental organizations to address the issue of sustainable development and social uplift. The Company in discharge of its responsibility as a corporate citizen actively contributes to community welfare measures and takes up several social initiatives every year.
Reliance Power Ltd. has been closely working with institutions and social organizations and supporting their programmes for social development, adult literacy, adoption of village, tree plantation schemes etc.
Health and safety are of universal concern across the spectrum of communities. As a company, we are not only committed to compliance with legal norms but its is our endeavour to voluntarily go beyond that and provide quality healthcare facilities in the regions around our site. We are committed to providing all possible support to create awareness on various health related issues impacting the local people.We believe in a multidimensional approach that considers the needs of the area leading to an effective plan to address all issues in consultation with the local administration, community workers and NGOs working in the area.
At its various project sites,Reliance Power sites runs medical facility center, physiotherapy center, and mobile medical vans that dispenses free medicines and provide free health check-ups. Also periodically we come up with health camps like general health check up camps, gynaecology camps, eye check up camps and corrective surgery camps for disabled children.
|Patients queing up at an eye camp||
Children being treated at corrective surgery camp
Lady availing medical help at the medical centre
Education is a basic tool to bring development to an area and its people. We aim to create an awareness pool of human resource both within and across our area of operations. We are committed to bridging the digital divide between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ in educational infrastructure and facilities. Exposure to technology along with a sustainable education model could be strengthened through partnership with government and quasi-government agencies.
Reliance Power is involved in a surfeit of activities that have changed the lives of the people residing at the sites or the PAFs (Project Affected Families).Education is the main thrust of these activities.Major contributions made in the area include building of a DAV school at the site for the children of the PAFs and the children of the villages around the sites, free school bus facility for the students, stipend to every child who attends school (a boy child gets Rs. 250 per month while a girl child gets a stipend of Rs. 300 per month), free uniforms, study tours for children, teaching aids to the teachers, training of teachers,as well as night schools for uneducated adults etc.
|Inauguration of the school at one of our sites||
Children attending training at the computer centre
Children at our DAV school
Community is an integral part of the business environment and the basic commitment lies towards augmenting the overall economic and social development of local communities by discharging our social responsibilities in a sustainable manner. Reliance Power invests significantly in skill upgradtion of people around the sites.
The trained manpower available for construction will ensure quality and accident free working. CIDC, a Government of India initiative has been engaged and has trained about 300 project affected youths as electricians, welders, carpenters and masons and bar benders in batches of 40 each. To further encourage them we paid them, a monthly stipend of Rs.1000 per month. In addition efforts are on to enroll the oustees in short term courses at the ITI operating in the region. Apart from these, training is also provided are:
- Computer coaching centre
- English speaking classes
- Personality development classes
- Physiotherapy training center
- Training by NAC (National Academy of Construction)and use them for future requirement of the construction.
For the women folk of the villages, in an effort to empower them the company trains them in soft skills like tailoring and poultry farming etc. Reliance Power provides assistance to women keen on starting their own businesses.
|Youths getting trained in engineering skills||
At our computer centre
Training youths in construction skills
The Human Touch beyond policy imperatives.
Although the main thrust of Reliance Power’s CSR lies in providing quality education, health care and livelihood, we don’t restrict ourselves to it. In order to better lives around our areas of interest and business, we strive to provide basic amenities like electrification in the villages, augmentation and development of roads connecting the village to the main roads, old age support for senior citizens of the project affect families, development of the grazing lands for the cattle of the villagers, afforestation and veterinary camps for domestic cattle. Moral and financial support is extended during social occasions like marriages, community prayers, funerals and other such occasions.
Monetary help being provided to the flood affected
|Villagers being employed in fly-ash brick making units||Drinking water facility being provided to villages|