Dalmia Bharat Group, has scaled up its CSR initiatives in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, beginning a new project aimed at soil and water conservation, renewable energy, and skills training. Run by the Dalmia Bharat Foundation, the project aims to benefit hundreds of local villages.
As part of the project, the company desilted a number of lakes, provided 3500 solar lanterns and home-lighting systems, and built more than 1000 toilets. The company also started three bovine artificial insemination centres in partnership with BAIF Development Research Foundation to support the development of the dairy industry.
“Our CSR foundation activities are strategically done for the benefits and achievements of national goals, for example, employment, maintainability, national asset preservation, and others,” said Vishal Bhardwaj, Chief Operating Offices of the Dalmia Bharat Foundation.
“Through these efforts, we aim for an overall growth and improvement in the living conditions in Uttar Pradesh in a sustainable manner.”
Dalmia Bharat Group is a major player in the Indian cement market, as well as operating sugar and refinery businesses. According to a recent report from CDP, it is also among the greenest cement companies in the world with the lowest carbon footprint of 13 cement majors. It has a current operating capacity of 26 million tpy, making it the fourth largest cement company in India.
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