In today’s socially-conscious environment, it has almost become a norm for every big corporate house to take an active interest in broader community issues rather than just those that impact their profit margins. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has thus become a vital part in the wheel by this practice.
Bridging the infrastructural gap
CSR, as an ever-growing business model, has evolved as a form of private self-regulation that aims to contribute to any company’s civil goals of a charitable nature by engaging in or supporting ethically-oriented initiatives. These projects could involve anything from the charity, employee engagement, renewable energy programmes, investor relations and much more. Through these socio-economic and environmental development initiatives in different spheres of life, the overall intention of these large-scale business houses is to make a genuine and positive difference to society.
Through the scope of CSR, many dedicated corporate houses have been playing a crucial role in reaching remotest parts of our country to bridge the massive infrastructural gap that exists in these areas. A vast scope of work facing sustainable development still exists: after all, the rural areas continue to be the heart of the country, accounting for approximately 67% of the population.
Boosting irrigation systems
The mainstay of the socio-economic structure in the interior of our country is agriculture. However, our farmers are still dependent on rainfall during the monsoon season to yield high quality of crops. The introduction of water pumps and other irrigation systems through the noble initiative of CSR will go a long way in enabling farmers to get access to this much-needed water round the year. Besides, training of farmers on pump usage and other agricultural practices, such as growing high-value crops, intercropping and multi-cropping, will enhance farm productivity as well as pave avenues for entrepreneurship and employment generation among the rural youth. It will facilitate the farming community to increase crop yields by up to 30% and increase their income by 40% while developing new skills.
Provide potable water and improved sanitation
Hygiene, sanitation and safe drinking water are essential stepping stones for improved community health. In connection to this, CSR activities aimed at water generation can also improve necessary sanitation facilities and positively impact the lives of a large number of people in our villages who still defecate in the open. In today’s times when healthcare is of the highest importance, the clean water will also reduce chances of the rural population, including young children, of contracting water-borne diseases by using public spaces for bathing, washing clothes and utensils. Besides, the water can also be filtered and made fit for consumption.
Working towards a greener tomorrow
It is very heartening to note that many top corporates in the country have increased their CSR spend in recent times in the wake of the pandemic. Of course, that generation of solar power is one of the many ways by which the impact of these CSR projects can be exponentially enhanced. As a reputed renewable energy company, Nimbus Solar Solutions has designed and implemented numerous projects for corporates and NGOs to help them touch the lives of millions. Its exemplary CSR projects have revolved around green energy, community farming, irrigation, sanitation and other projects focused on rural development.
In line with its involvement and execution of a host of CSR programs, a significant such initiative that was designed, executed and supported by Nimbus was the rural development project in Dhamodi in the state of Maharashtra. Establishment of a solar power station system became a phenomenal technological involvement. It helped eliminate the two major problems of that area, namely, drinking water scarcity and fetching water for domestic usage. The efforts of the company facing the intricate plumbing network, engineering and execution of the project in difficult terrain were highly appreciated by the local inhabitants as well as the corporate community.
Another recent CSR venture of the company was the installation of a solar-powered filtration unit. The successfully completed project saw the installation of eight toilets and a water ATM to provide clean, potable water for the local community.
Even in the near future, this solar power-driven organization is ready to go all-out to help companies leverage renewable resources of energy for materializing transformative endeavours directed towards the welfare of the society at large.