Borsimaluguri-The first smart village of North East
IIFCL in partnership with HIMCON has adopted the village Borsimaluguri in Baska district of Assam, a backward village notified by the erstwhile Planning Commission of India. Under the initiative, Borsimaluguri has been transformed into a model village, which is open defecation free, has a community RO water plant, Solar home and solar street light electrification and other important infrastructure. A total of 744 families have benefitted from the interventions under the program.
TOP Scheme- Development of Badminton and Archery athletes
IIFCL in partnership with Ministry of youth affairs and sports (MYAS) has identified players under the Badminton and Archery sports discipline to create potential medal winners at Olympics and similar events national /international repute.
Some of the athletes supported under the initiative are:-
Badminton:- Ms. Saina Nehwal, Ms. P V Sindhu, Mr. Srikanth Kidambi, Ms. Jwala Gutta, Ms. Ashwini Ponnappa, Mr. Mannu Attri and Mr. B. Sumeeth Reddy.
Archery:- Ms. Deepika Kumari, Ms. Laxmi Rani Majhi, Ms. L Bombayla Devi and Mr. Athanu Das.
IIFCL for its contribution toward development of sports has been felicitated with the coveted “Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2016” the Highest National Award for encouragement of sports through corporate social responsibility by the Hon’ble President of India.
(i) Empowering the Safai Karamcharis in Nagpur (Maharashtra)
IIFCL in partnership with NSKFDC has undertaken this skill Development program in Nagpur (Maharashtra) for skill development of 150 unemployed youth of Safai Karamcharis, Scavengers & their Dependents. Candidates under the program were trained in NCVT accredited disciplines of mechanics, beautician and Tailoring. A total of 85 candidates had received employability under the program and the remaining has been provided with concession loan from NSKFDC for self-employment.
(ii) Employability for the Youth in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala
IIFCL in partnership with ITCOT Consultancy and Services has completed a Skill development program, which features employment linked training for 500 school drop outs in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and Palakkad district of Kerala. A total of 377 students out of the total 500 have been able to gain employment on completion of the training program whereas the remaining (majority of who are women candidates from tailoring course) has opted for self-employment. All the employed candidates are earning wages above the minimum wage rate prevailing in the area.
(iii) Empowerment of Tribal Women Artisans-IIFCL looks east
IIFCL in partnership with NSTFDC has completed a skill development program for tribal women artisans, wherein from each of the 08 states located in North east, 25 candidates were selected, thus making a total of 200 women artisans. The three month training program comprised of training on new design and motorized equipment, which included a 15 day on job training and exposure visit to trade fairs in Delhi and Mumbai.
On completion of the training program, all the trained candidates were provided with a handloom and a hand hold support in form of stipend to start a business of own.
Environment and Renewable Energy
(i) Illuminating Lives through Solar Energy
IIFCL in partnership with CEL has undertaken this program for installation of 1500 solar home lighting systems for individual households in non-electrified villages of Jaisalmer (Rajasthan). The program also featured installation of 03 solar powered RO water Plant System and a full-fledged solar powered computer lab in the Government run school of the area. Besides proving clean drinking water to the residents of the area, IIFCL’s project has benefitted an approximately 2200 students in the area, who can now continue with their studies post dusk.
(ii) Solar lamps for Large Scale Illumination
IIFCL in partnership with SECI has undertaken this program to provide solar lanterns to 35,000 individual beneficiaries in various backward districts of India. Spread over 10 states in India, Solar lanterns have been great replacement to kerosene oil lamps in villages and are of great relief for school going students.
(iii) Installation of 250KW Solar Power Plant at IHC, New Delhi
IIFCL to display, promote and share knowledge on solar energy as a close substitute to traditional electricity, has installed a 250 KW roof top solar power plant at India Habitat Center, New Delhi. On commissioning, the roof top power plant has generated a very competitive tariff at Rs. Rs 4.99 per unit, fixed for the entire duration of the Power Purchase Agreement which is for 20 years.
(iv) Bhadohi gets Solar Street Lights
IIFCL in partnership with REIL has installed 500 solar street lights in Bhadohi (UP) which have illuminate the streets and highly appreciated by the local residents as it has provided an extended hours to locals post dusk.
Sanitation and Drinking Water- Swachh Bharat
1) Construction of toilet complexes for Girls in Government aided Schools of Murshidabad (West Bengal):-
IIFCL under this initiative has constructed a total of 45 toilet complexes comprising of 318 toilet units in 45 Government aided Girl schools of Murshidabad district in West Bengal. The project was undertaken by IIFCL during the FY2012-13. An approximate 13500 girl students, who are presently enrolled at these schools have benefitted from the construction of these toilets.
2) Construction of toilet complexes in Government aided Schools of Sivagangai district (Tamil Nadu):-
IIFCL under this initiative has constructed a total of 28 toilet complexes comprising of 212 toilet units in 15 Government aided schools of Sivagangai District of Tamil Nadu. The project was undertaken by IIFCL during the FY2013-14. A total of 11,363 students are benefitting from the construction of toilets of which 53% are boys and 47% are girls.
3) Construction of toilet in Haryana under the Swachh Vidhayala Abhiyaan
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD) had allocated IIFCL one school in Haryana for construction of toilet under the Swachh Vidhayala Abhiyaan. IIFCL has completed the construction of the allocated toilet block at GMS Sehrala School, Palwal (Haryana). The construction which comprises of 04 toilet units are built for girl students and are expected to benefit approximately 75 girl students who are presently enrolled at the school.
4) Construction of toilets in Meghalaya under the Swachh Vidhayala Abhiyaan
IIFCL has also blocked 251 toilet blocks in Meghalaya for construction of toilet under the Swachh Vidhayala Abhiyaan. Construction of these allocated toilet blocks will take place in 92 schools of East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya and the construction is expected to be completed during the FY2015-16.
Further, IIFCL has also contributed a corpus of Rs. 5 core each to Swachh Bharat Kosh and Clean Ganga Fund under its CSR initiative which inter alia constructs toilets in Government Schools and Cleanse the holy river Ganga respectively.
IIFCL also ensures supply of water to the constructed toilets under its CSR initiative. In case, source of water is not available, IIFCL funds a Pump driven Bore-Well for supply of water to the toilets. Also, IIFCL engages the services of professionals for construction of these toilets and to provide counselling sessions to Students, Parents & Teachers on use of toilets and its maintenance.
Empowerment to Persons with Disability (PwDs)
IIFCL in partnership with ALIMCO has undertaken this activity for distribution of assistive aids and appliances to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). A total of 364 beneficiaries from the states of Mizoram and Andhra Pradesh had received assistive aids and appliances in form of wheel chair, hearing aid, etc under the program, which have enable the PwDs to live a better life.