GAIL energises Andhra skill development programme
GAIL India Ltd Chairman and Managing Director B C Tripathi, handed over a cheque of Rs 10.00 crore to Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandra Babu Naidu, towards skill development and livelihood generation for the youth of Andhra Pradesh. The contribution has been made to APSSDC as a part of CSR Initiatives of GAIL on 24 April 2016 at Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi. The objective of the project is to enhance the employability of the youth through provision of high quality, globally relevant and vocational training for 2000 candidates for skill training in hydrocarbon and oil and gas sector in identified trades such as certificate program in welding, electrical trade, piping fitter, maintenance mechanic and assembly mechanic.
In Andhra Pradesh alone, GAIL implemented many programmes such as concrete road construction at four locations in East Godavari region besides providing bore well pumping main and generator, LED lights, construction of rooms of the school and compound wall during the last year. Under GAIL Kaushal Scheme, 317 beneficiaries were registered in GAIL Institute of Skills.
GAIL operates mobile medical van for 25 villages benefitting more than 25,000 patients for free medical services, while health camp and free eye checking camp are also organised.
GAIL installed RO Plants in 89 villages in East and West Godavari Districts. The PSU constructed 1627 toilet units in East and West Godavari districts under Swachh Bharat Vidyalaya Abhiyan, installation of 1076 solar LED street lights in 53 villages for 1.28 lakh of beneficiaries.
GAIL is also contributing Rs 10.00 crore towards construction of KG Hospital in Vishakhapatnam. Under GAIL – Ujjawal, scholarships to underprivileged and meritorious students are being given every year besides assistive devices to persons with disabilities.
The PSU installed a mechanised laundry in Government General Hospital at Kakinada and is working for development of infrastructure projects in coordination with district administration.
Training programme to rural women skill development on non-woven fabric cloth bags and screen printing works has also being undertaken at Mamidikuduru Mandal of East Godavari District to set the skill for very poor ladies.
GAIL contributes two per cent of its net profit towards Corporate Social Responsibility programmes in various identified thrust areas such as health, education, infrastructure, drinking water, sanitation and environment centric initiatives near its work centres across the country.