Working for the Welfare of the Community

Transformative CSR Initiatives in 17 villages in Karnataka Provision of Basic infrastructure for anganawadis, Primary and High schools thus empowering 1119 students. We also worked to improve the quality of the environment and lifestyle of nearby villages in a 10-km radius around the mining leases of Chitradurga and Tumkur in Karnataka.

  • Construction of new anganawadi buildings including kitchen, teaching aids and sporting accessories.
  • Provision of clean drinking water to 18 schools in addition to nearby villages
  • Construction of New classrooms and renovation of Higher primary schools with sanitation facility separately for boys, girls and teachers.
  • Provision of wheelchairs, tricycles, kitchen aids, rugs, cupboards, book shelves and cabinets.
  • Health check-up camps with Smile Foundation covering nearly 75000 villagers in 17 local villages.
  • Improved logistics by formation of roads
  • Initiated and enhanced green cover of educational institutes, parks etc.

Improving villages in Upper Tons Valley, Uttarkhand.

We are working with KALAP Trust to improve the lives of the villagers in Upper Tons Valley, Uttarakhand.

Promoted India’s First Geriatric Centre, Bangalore

Promoted India’s First Geriatric Centre in Bangalore under Nightingales Medical Trust.

We worked with Krishnamurti Foundation of India (KFI) and constructed a girl’s Hostel in Rishi Valley School Madanapalli, Andhra Pradesh.

Environmental Initiatives and
Reclamation and Rehabilitation (R&R)

Large-scale Afforestation: Since the 1990s, we have undertaken massive afforestation not only within the mine but also within a radius of 25 km surrounding the mine including village roads, state-highways, schools, hospitals. To support local communities we planted fruit trees such as mango, tamarind, etc. Our efforts have been appreciated by faculty from ISM-Dhanbad, ICFRE -appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, State Govt., etc.

Substantial reduction in Carbon Footprint was achieved with the construction of a railway line up to our mines in Chitradurga District.

Nurseries: In 2004, we developed three nurseries with one lakh saplings of endemic species. These saplings are continually used for plantations around our mines.

Check dams outside mining lease area to arrest flow of silt to replenish water tables.

We created avenue plantation for over 30 Kms from the mining area to Chitradurga

Restoration projects with INTACH

We worked with INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), restoring three Railway stations (Doddajala, Avatihalli and Devanahalli) on the historic Bangalore - Chikballapura Railway line.

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A century old Fort High School building Bangalore Fort, Bangalore. Restoration was in association with INTACH and featured in the book “Discovering Bengaluru” by M/s.Meera Iyer.

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Transformation of the 19th century heritage building (Bangalore Gate), located in the premises of City Armed Reserve, Headquarters, Chamrajpet, Bangalore.

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