Avashya Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Allcargo Logistics set up a skill development center to train under-served citizens especially the children of farmers who have committed suicide due to drought in the region. The foundation recently also launched an environment conservation program ‘Maitree, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (wp) activity.
The skill development center located in Uran, Maharashtra is meant to train deserving citizens from the tribal as well as backward regions of Maharashtra such as Marathwada (especially the children of farmers who have committed suicide due to drought in the region) in the skills of crane operations, heavy vehicle driving, warehouse management and others. The objective of the center is to empower them to acquire skills which will help them to find employment and sustain their living.
The environment and conservation program ‘Maitree’ aims at planting of 10 lakh fruit bearing trees in the tribal and remote regions of Maharashtra. “One of the most effective ways to counter deforestation, pollution, drought, soil erosion, is to plant trees. They are an important element in the chain of life on earth. Thus our Maitree program is a step forward in that direction. With fruit bearing trees being planted we are also extending our support to the citizens who can earn an additional livelihood and support education, healthcare and a decent living for their families especially children,” Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder & Chairman, Allcargo and Avashya Foundation.