IndianOil for Community (CSR)

The theme of Pahle India Phir Oil is truly depicted through IndianOil Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). IndianOil’s CSR is guided by its corporate vision of caring for the community and the environment. IndianOil believes that CSR is the continuing commitment to conduct its business activities ethically and contribute to the economic development while improving the quality of lives of the local community, especially in the vicinity of its establishments and the society at large. IndianOil, as India's largest Energy PSE, has always been going beyond business priorities to align with national commitments. IndianOil has long standing CSR legacy, which started long before the CSR legislation under Companies Act 2013 came into effect. In the last 29 years, IndianOil has contributed Rs.3,611 crore towards various community development and CSR projects improving the quality of lives of societies/ communities primarily residing in the vicinity of our units/ installations. IndianOil’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) thrust areas include ‘Safe drinking water and protection of water resources’, ‘Healthcare and sanitation’, ‘Education and employment-enhancing vocational skills’, 'Rural development', 'Environment sustainability', ‘Empowerment of women and socially/economically backward groups’, etc. IndianOil undertakes CSR activities across the country, from Leh in J&K in the North to the North-eastern States, to Gujarat in the West and Tamil Nadu/Kerala in the South.

Key CSR initiatives of IndianOil

Intercontinental Rehabilitation of Cheetah

Due to unnatural exploitation, excessive hunting for sport and lack of present day’s Wildlife Protection Law, cheetahs were hunted to extinction in India in 1952. This is one-of-a-kind projects in which a species is being restored in the country. To restore the Cheetah in its historic habitat, Kuno National Park (KNP), Madhya Pradesh is the first site in India selected by the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). Under the project, a source population of 20 Cheetahs has been flown in from Namibia & South Africa and introduced at Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh. It is a national project involving National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), GoI and the State Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. NTCA is the nodal agency authorized by MoEF&CC for funding, supervision and hand holding. IndianOil will be contributing Rs.50.22 cr. in next 3 years against project components of Cheetah Introduction; Cheetah Habitat Management; Protection; Eco Development; Staff Training & Veterinary Healthcare.

The initiative is expected to result in the conservation and preservation of several similar habitats, inhabited by a thriving population of Cheetahs in India. This will facilitate the restoration of grassland, scrub and open forest ecosystems, enhance associated ecosystem services and result in the conservation of several threatened and endangered species in lower trophic levels of such ecosystems. The project is also expected to enhance the livelihood opportunities of the local communities near KNP through ecotourism.

Intensified Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination Project

As per WHO report: Every year, 10 million people fall ill with tuberculosis (TB). Despite being a preventable and curable disease, 1.5 million people die from TB each year – making it the world’s top infectious killer. About one-quarter of the world's population has TB infection and one-fourth of the global incident TB cases occur in India annually.

To achieve a rapid decline in TB morbidity, and mortality and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of 80% reduction in TB incidence and 90% reduction in TB deaths by 2025, IndianOil is supporting Central TB Division, MoH&FW and the states of UP, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra & Haryana by providing Molecular Diagnostic machines, Handheld X-rays, etc. in these states. IndianOil has already provided 251 Truenat machines for conducting rapid molecular tests in the states of UP, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra & Uttarakhand. With this all the aspirational districts of UP, tribal districts of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and all the districts of Uttarakhand have been saturated till block level. IndianOil is also in the process of providing 22 handheld X-ray machines in all the 22 districts (one machine in each district) of Haryana.

Comprehensive Cancer Care

According to the report released by the ICMR and the Bengaluru-based National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research, the number of cancer cases in India is estimated to be 13.9 lakh in 2020 and may increase to 15.7 lakh by 2025. IndianOil being a responsible corporate has come up with a focused approach towards providing affordable cancer care treatment to the society. IndianOil has contributed Rs.66.0 crore towards phase-II expansion of Tata Medical Centre at Kolkata and also provided various cancer care equipment at hospitals in Barpeta, Muzzafarpur, Varanasi, Sangrur, Mumbai, etc.

IndianOil Vidushi

IndianOil Vidushi project, started in 2018, provides specialized coaching and mentoring is provided to under-privileged girls after class XII, to help them succeed in JEE Mains, JEE Advanced & other Central and State Engineering College Entrance Examinations. Till 2019-20, a maximum of 30 girls were selected for each of the 4 residential centres at Noida, Bhubaneswar, Patna and Jaipur through written tests and personal interviews, on merit–cum-means basis. The entire cost for specialized coaching, study material, boarding, food & other consumables, blankets, hygiene kits, dresses, health insurance etc. is borne by IndianOil. However, due to restriction of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-21, online classes were started for 120 girls from 2 centres. Out of the 532 girls enrolled since inception, 58 Students got selected in IITs, 120 in NITs and 206 students in various other Engineering colleges. Scholarship is also given to students after getting admission in IITs / NITs / government engineering colleges, for 4-year graduate programs [₹ 5,000 per month for IITs / NITs; ₹ 4,000 per month for other government engineering colleges. So far about 200 Vidushis have availed the scholarship.

Skill Development Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Skill Development Institute, Bhubaneswar (SDI-B) has been set up with an aim to provide livelihood enhancing skill development training to unemployed & underprivileged youth and to provide skilled human resources to the job ready industry. The multi skilling institute is equipped with international standards of training facilities, imparting world class skill development courses, supported by industry experts. SDI-B prepares students with adequate skills for pursuing careers as Industrial Electricians, Welders, Computer Data Application (only for girls), Fitter Fabrication, Instrumentation Technicians, Pipe Fitters (City Gas Distribution), Solar PV Installation and LPG Mechanics. The course duration ranges between 3 and 6 months. In FY 2022-23, 980 youth have been trained under various trades. Various Centres of Excellence (CoE) have been established in collaboration with internationally reputed institutions / industry partners such as Schneider Electric, Cisco, Intel, Siemens, Kemppi, etc., to provide relevant skill development training with high potential for generating employment. Then institute has a consistent track record and has provided employment to over 90% of students.

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai-IndianOil Odisha Campus (ICTM-IOC), Bhubaneswar, Odisha

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, IndianOil collaborated with Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai to set-up an off-campus of the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai at Bhubaneswar. The institute christened as ‘ICT Mumbai IndianOil Odisha Campus, Bhubaneswar’ (ICTM-IOC), was inaugurated by the Hon’ble President of India in 2018. 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, in order to become a world-class Centre of Excellence in Chemical Engineering & Technology. The first academic session started in 2018 with the enrolment of 60 students for the 5-year integrated M. Tech Programme. Presently, 231 students are undergoing 5-year integrated M. Tech Programme; 48 students are undergoing 2-year full time M. Tech. Programme; 12 industrial personnel are pursuing 2-year Executive M. Tech course and 37 students are pursuing their PhD at the Institute.

Assam Oil School of Nursing, Digboi, Assam

India has an average of 1.7 nurses for every 1,000 people, 43% less than the World Health Organisation norm (3 per 1,000). India needs 20 lakh nursing personnel to fill this wide gap. The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased the requirement for qualified nursing personnel. The Assam Oil School of Nursing (AOSN), Digboi was established in 1986 with the dual objective of providing stable career and livelihood opportunities to young underprivileged girls and ensure availability of qualified nurses in the country. AOSN offers 3-year diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) to young girls and enrols 30 students every year. For the 4-year B.Sc. (Nursing) course, 30 students are admitted every year (since 2014). Until FY2022-23, a total of 868 girls were enrolled for GNM and B.Sc. (Nursing) courses. Since inception, 526 students have completed the GNM course, and 145 students have completed the B.Sc. (Nursing) course with 100% placement record.

Swarna Jayanti Samudayik Hospital, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Swarna Jayanti Samudayik Hospital at Mathura (Estd.1999) is a 50-bed hospital providing medical treatment to residents near Mathura Refinery, Uttar Pradesh. The hospital provides free treatment to the destitute and offers subsidized treatment to others. Hospital also organizes various medical camps including sterilization camps, general check-up camps, eye camps etc. During last 5 financial years, more than 2.5 lakh patients were treated at the hospital, out of which operative procedures were conducted on 2670 patients. During 2nd wave of COVID-19, within a short span of 15 days, hospital was converted into the 104 bedded Covid hospital with oxygen facility.

Assam Oil Division Hospital, Digboi, Assam

Assam Oil Division Hospital, Digboi (Estd.1906) is a 200-bed hospital with modern facilities. It caters to the population residing near Digboi Refinery and other nearby areas of the Northeast. Every year, about 1 lakh patients are treated at the hospital, including non-employees. The hospital admits about 4,000 patients and conducts operative procedures on about 2,000 patients every year. General as well as specialized health camps are also organized regularly by the hospital to reach out to poor villagers in the vicinity, who otherwise have no access to medical consultations or treatment. During last 5 financial years, more than 40,000 non-employee patients were treated at the hospital.

Remote Pilot (Drone) Training Program for Transgender persons

Transgender community is still facing discrimination in education, employment and are mostly deprived of basic human rights. To address the above-mentioned concerns an idea to train them as remote pilots (Drone Operators) was mooted. After scrutiny a mixed batch of 15 youngsters consisting of 9 Transgender and other boys and girls was enrolled for the project. The intervention further involved organizing spoken English cum motivational program to ensure that they can understand and communicate in English which is the primary pedagogical language of the centre. Once equipped with prerequisites, the participants were enrolled for fully sponsored 10-day remote pilot training program at Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Centre for Aerospace Research, Chennai. The module is designed to train participants in operation of small & medium category of drones that weigh upto 150 KGs and includes 4-day classroom training with 6 days hands on, simulation and practical (field flying) training to ensure proper skill transfer.

The participants were provided with DGCA Certification for drone operation which has the potential for employment in other Drone related activities in many areas like Forest department, Agriculture, Medical, Mining, Surveillance and Photography. Four of the participants have been absorbed as drone trainers at MIT, Chrompet in Centre for Aerospace Research, Anna University and balance five got offer from Greater Chennai Corporation for spraying Larvicide Mosquito Oil on wastewater river bodies to spot breeding of mosquitoes; making them self-reliant .

Establishment of Fodder bank and Skill training facility, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh

The livestock sector contributes to around 7% of Gross state domestic production in Andhra Pradesh and is owned by 62 lakh small & marginal farmers. At the same time green fodder availability is around 40% deficit to the AP state requirement. IndianOil demonstrated a sustainable model of community fodder bank by establishing a model fodder bank in association with NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram, Hyderabad. The project also provided skill based training to small & marginal farmers (~75% women). The impetus behind the intervention was to increase the income of marginalized farmers by promoting the use of high protein fodder, which will improve the quality & quantity of milk produce. The project included fodder production, processing & fortification, preservation, packing, storage and distribution amongst small & marginal dairy farmers. Around 2,000 tons of green fodder is being produced every year and it is stored in the form of silage bales. The sealed bale preserves the fodder for long term usages ensuring aavailability of quality fodder even during summer/ draught season. This has benefitted around 200 women farmers and would perenially continue to benefit many more during its life span. Adittionally the project has helped in balancing the ecology and environment. Fodder grass is sequestering the atmospheric CO2 resulting in reduction of greenhouse gases.

Integrated Pottery Development in Tiruvallur under IndianOil CSR

IndianOil partnered with IIT Madras and established a Common Facility Centre (CFC) for Integrated Pottery Development in Perumudivakkam village of Tiruvallur. The project was developed with technology from Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) of IIT Madras and was formulated in association with District Administration of Tiruvallur to provide better livelihoods to the potters of this region. The project involved integrating their traditional skills with modern technologies. Under the project, 82 participants from nearby villages have been extensively trained on adaption of innovative technology in red clay pottery. The CFC has been equipped with modern infrastructure like ball mill, pug mill, blunger, electric furnace, automatic potter’s wheel etc. 16 villagers who got trained in the facility have set up their own enterprise or joined local pottery clusters to further their business. The technique of microwaveable pottery was also imparted to the trainees at the CFC. The intervention led to Sustained employment by market linkages with merchants and pottery traders in Chennai and eventually doubling of potter’s income.