INDIAN OIL’s CSR in 2019-20
Exemplifying its CSR commitment legacy , Indian Oil achieved 100 per cent CSR budget utilization for the third year in a row. The entire CSR budget allocation of `543.38 crore for the year 2019-20 was utilized. Some of the key CSR initiatives by IndianOil during 2019-20 are: In the past few decades, IndianOil has supported innumerable social and community initiatives in India touching the lives of millions of people positively by supporting environmental, healthcare projects, socio-cultural and educational programmes. By ensuring supply of essential petroleum products and services during the nationwide lockdown, IndianOil left no stone unturned in helping the country combat COVID-19 pandemic. Under the IndianOil Karmayogi Swasthya Bima Y o j a n a , t h e Corporation provided Health Insurance coverage (for 1 year) to about 3,23,000 personnel, who had been working round the clock in maintaining essential services at various customer touch points. IndianOil and Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, set up a new campus at Bhubaneswar (on March 18, 2018), where IIT Kharagpur and ICT Mumbai conduct Joint Research and Teaching. The institute has been planned to evolve into an R&D/innovation hub to carry out high-end research in chemical engineering, petrochemicals, textiles, pharmaceuticals and energy and become a world-class centre of excellence in Chemical Engineering & Technology Skill Development Institute, Bhubaneswar, was set up to provide opportunities for skilling to the unemployed and underprivileged youth of Odisha.
To provide primary healthcare in rural areas, IndianOil Aarogyam, a flagship CSR scheme, was launched in 2018-19, which has been operating since then. Under “IndianOil Vidushi” CSR programme, specialized coaching and mentoring is provided to underprivileged girls after class XII to succeed in JEE Mains, JEE Advanced & other Central and State Engineering College. Entrance examinations are conducted at 4 residential centres — Noida, Bhubaneswar, Patna and Jaipur. In a unique CSR initiative, IndianOil provides Milk Bank to Govt. Hospital of Dharampuri District, Tamil Nadu. The Human Milk is collected from Donor Mothers and provided to the needy babies. The Human Milk Bank provided by IndianOil benefits 4,500 to 5,000 babies annually. The number of people with disabilities in India rose by 22.40 per cent to 26.80 million (2011 census). IndianOil took massive initiative to support and empower Divyangjans across the country by providing them with Aids and Assistive devices.
IndianOil Gyanodaya Scheme provides scholarships to students pursuing two year regular courses in Government ITIs and three year regular courses in Government Polytechnic, to incentivize them to perform well. The scheme cover 36 Government institutes (18 ITIs and 18 Polytechnics) near 9 IndianOil Refinery locations. Indian Oil’s Assam Oil School of Nursing (AOSN) (Estd. 1986), offers three year Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM). They have trained around 440 students which not only provides stable career and livelihood to the young underprivileged girls but also bridges the gap of dearth of qualified nurses in the North East. Under Green Initiatives, IndianOil initiated urban afforestation initiative, which is christened as “Lungs of City by Indian Oil”. IndianOil has, over the years, recruited many promising sportspersons, who went on to reach their peak in their chosen disciplines, enhancing their performance at the national and international level and bringing laurels for the company and the country.