The Group recognizes that we draw sustenance for our business activities from the communities within which we function. We try and meet our obligation to society in part through a range of community service initiatives.
Neota, a village in Rajasthan’s Jaipur district, was transformed into a model village in 1977 through infrastructure and capability development. To improve living standards, the Group built concrete houses, equipped with safe water supply, electricity connections and flush toilets. To make the village more accessible, concrete tar roads were also constructed.
A skill development drive was launched to enable the people of the village to become more self reliant. Residents were taught about improved methods of cultivation and secondary vocations like block printing of textiles, blue pottery, carpentry and diamond cutting.
Slum rehabilitation schemes in Khairatabad and Bagh-E-Amberpet, Hyderabad have helped nearly 400 slum dwellers relocate to multi-storied buildings with modern amenities.
A number of welfare activities have been undertaken in association with Ramakrishna Mission at the Belur Math; and in Rahara (West Bengal), Guwahati (Assam), Ranchi (Bihar), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Trichur (Kerala) and Raipur (Madhya Pradesh).
The Group has contributed to setting up old people’s homes in Varanasi, and an Arogya Bhawan for old and incapacitated monks at Belur Math. Vocational training programmes have also been undertaken in multiple locations.