Energising societal advancement 

A common thread of purpose unites us all as a cohesive and progressive civilisation. The flip side of this coin is that no developmental agenda can be effective without addressing the basic common goals of the society as a whole. At BPCL, we perceive community development not only as a paramount societal goal but also as a solemn responsibility. This conviction drives us to implement a variety of interventions that take many shapes and hues depending on the myriad needs of our diverse society. Our engagement in this domain covers a large spectrum, ranging from providing access to safe drinking water and healthcare, transforming early-age education at the grassroots level, enhancing livelihood opportunities, empowering women, especially in rural communities, and addressing other niche requirements of the society. All these efforts converge to yield a tangible rise in the welfare of communities, of which we ourselves are an inseparable part.

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Creating a harmonious society

BPCL-Kochi Refinery has undertaken various Community Development projects in its surroundings. One such project is a Family Strengthening Programme for Tribal Community in Thrissur district, Kerala. The Project focuses on the holistic development of 143 tribal children by providing healthcare services, nutrition support, enabling access to basic education in nearby areas of “Ooru”, enhancement of livelihood, reduction in school dropouts and Vocational Skill Development.

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A flagship project called ‘Roshni’ where by more than 750 children of interstate labourers are taught in Malayalam and English by conducting extra morning classes by a language expert using the Code-Switching strategy. The project aims to bring the students into the mainstream of the society.

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Mumbai Refinery has undertaken various projects for conducting vocational training for underprivileged youth, women and persons with disabilities. As part of Project Shakti, women SHG members were trained on bakery production, operation, material purchase, order management, banking and cash management. This project has been creating sustainable entrepreneurship and regular livelihood for these women in Mahul area of Chembur, Mumbai.  Another project for rehabilitation of youth with visual impairment has been undertaken through residential skill development training in acupressure and massage therapy, thereby enabling these youth to be self-reliant and self-employed.
 

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Mumbai Refinery has provided health insurance to fisher folk in the surrounding communities with the aim of making basic healthcare services available to the underprivileged.