Sustainability

CSR Programmes - JPL

Jhabua Power Limited, a subsidiary of Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL), is committed for the development of the village communities in its area of operation at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. It has partnered with BAIF Development & Research Foundation together with NGOs Sopan and Ahmni Aamachaya Arogyasathi for its welfare initiatives in the following fields:

JPL works closely with NGOs including Carmdaksh, BAIF Development Research Foundation, Naandi Foundation and Agastya International Foundation.

The key focus areas of JPL’s CSR activities are:

Livelihood

A. Agro forestry

JPL has facilitated eucalyptus plantation on the farmer’s field as a source of additional income.

B. Poultry Units

Over 20 farmers have benefited from JPL’s initiative to promote poultry units as a source of livelihood. JPL provided 100 birds to each of the participating farmers along with vaccines, medicines etc. under the guidance and supervision of a veterinarian.

C. Vocational Training

JPL, in association with ITI Ghansor, MP has undertaken vocational training programme for the youth in its area of operation. Over 40 youth have enrolled for the programme in fitter and electrician training. JPL also facilitates vocational training in personality development and spoken English to enable the youth to become employable in sectors such as hospitality.

D. Livestock development

JPL has established an Integrated Livestock Development Centre in its area of operation.  The centre will facilitate door to door Artificial Insemination (AI) in livestock along with catering to the various health needs of the livestock. The Centre has so far done over 400 AI and 60 cross bred calves have been born through AI. The livestock is an integral source of income for the villagers and JPL is committed towards promotion and wellbeing of the livestock.

E. Development of small enterprises

JPL promotes various small enterprises such as pickle making, incense stick making and tailoring etc through promotion of Self Help Groups (SHGs) comprising primarily of women from the villages. The SHGs are linked with the rural banks and fund is being provided for the development of the enterprise. JPL has facilitated formation of over 61 such SHGs which has benefited a large number of women and helped them earn their living. JPL has also organized close to 40 workshops and training for capacity building and strengthening of the SHGs.

F. Orchard development

In order to promote plantation of orchard as a source of income, JPL has facilitated development of over 108 orchards in the villages in its area of operation. Each orchard consists of 50 grafted plants of mango/amla/cashew etc. The conservation and upkeep of the orchard including optimal utilization of rainwater along with soil and moisture conservation is facilitated by JPL.

Infrastructure Development

JPL is committed towards infrastructure development in its area of operation.  It has initiated repair work of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and has undertaken repair work on close to 30KM of road. In addition, JPL has also constructed upto 7 class rooms at 2 government schools located in Barela and Gorakhpur along with 3 class rooms at ITI, Ghansor in order to enhance sitting capacity at the schools and institution, respectively. This is a great example of inclusive Growth.

Community Health

JPL’s health initiative covers both preventive and curative health programmes. It conducts health awareness programme in the peripheral villages located near the plant site.

A. Mother & Child Health

It has joined hands with ASHA Didi programme for mother and child welfare and has undertaken capacity building and training for their personnel. It runs preventive health initiatives such as health monitoring of new borns, hypothermia management and awareness on pregnancy and child care. It also works closely with 24 Anganwadi Centres located in the area for health awareness.

B. Sanitation, Hygiene and Clean Water

JPL, with the help of Health Department, Government of MP, undertakes regular water cleansing activity for prevention of water borne diseases and to provide access to clean water to the villages.  JPL also constructed 45 toilets using the soak pit type model toilets promoted by UNICEF for enhancing sanitation and hygiene standards in the villages.

C. Health Camps

JPL regularly organises health check-up camps. It has so far organized over 10 camps which have benefited over 650 patients so far.

Education

JPL is actively promoting pre-primary education through Anganwadi with an aim to create a child friendly atmosphere for conducive growth. It has started 3 mini anganwadis in areas where the main anganwadi is located at least 2 KM away which makes it difficult for children below 5 years to reach there. Close to 25-30 children have benefited from each of these mini anganwadis. JPL also conducts special classes in the villages for the benefit of weaker students in association with Shiksha Mitra programme.