CSR

Our current Corporate Social Responsibility schemes and programmes are anchored on four pillars: health, education, area development and fine arts. These are made more robust with employee welfare schemes, both essential and voluntary in nature. We believe that enriching the lives of our employees and their families to achieve a common goal of striving towards a better future.

Some of the most effective programmes run under the four verticals are as follows:

Education

  • Support to 16 Schools and Colleges with 5500 students and 250 teachers
  • Sandur Polytechnic, Yeshwantnagar (Estd: 1988)
  • Sandur Residential School, Sandur (Estd: 1959)
  • Sandur Girls ́ Residential School, Vyasanakere, Hospet (Estd: 1991)
  • SMIORE Vyasapuri Junior College, Vyasanakere, Hospet (Estd: 1991)
  • One High School and Two Primary Schools in Deogiri and S.B.Halli Mining Camps
  • High Schools and Primary School at Ferroalloy Plant, Vyasanakere
  • Two High Schools (including one exclusively for Girls), two Junior Colleges (including one exclusively for Girls) and One Primary School at Sandur
  • M.Y. Ghorpade scholarships for 50 boarders for studies in Sandur Residential School
  • SMIORE scholarships for 200 children in SRS/SGRS and 200 children in Sandur Polytechnic
  • Vocational training in carpentry, plumbing, computer operation, welding, electrical wiring, masonry and horticulture for better employability of youth
  • MYG Special Training Centre for Eradication of Child Labour
  • Free mid-day meals (through Akshaya Patra) for 1200 children in schools in and around Sandur

Health

  • Full- Fledged hospital at Sandur – Arogya Community Health Centre
  • Specialized eye care (40 beds) and regular cataract camps
  • Specialty camps every Sunday
  • Annual health camps for cancer detection, woman and childcare, cardiac care, pediatrics, orthopedic treatment and ENT
  • Financial help for needy people for advanced medical care in cases of major ailments

Area Development

  • Construction of roads
  • Construction of houses for victims of floods
  • De-silting of tanks in buffer zone
  • Compensation to farmers for drought, floods and dust pollution
  • Fire accident relief – food grains, cloth and cash
  • Community Hall at Sandur for marriages, seminars and concerts
  • Contributions for development works in the District

Local Handicrafts

  • Internationally recognized Sandur Kushala Kala Kendra (Estd.1984)
  • Gainful employment for 300 women artisans (mirror embroidery), mostly from backward tribal community
  • Nurturing and protecting traditional craft and fine art
  • Exporting Lambani mirror embroidery, stone carving, bamboo and cane works to USA, Australia, Japan, Netherlands and UK
  • Promoting khadi by teaching spinning, weaving and dyeing processes

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