The city of Hyderabad is known for its food, culture and development. The prosperity in the city has led many corporates to invest there, thus bringing the city under the purview of the CSR spending of the corporates.
Top CSR Projects in Hyderabad
Here are the Top CSR Projects in Hyderabad that are working to uplift the glory of the city and the life of the people of Hyderabad.
Beautification of Charminar by NTPC
NTPC Ltd adopted the iconic Charminar in Hyderabad under the Swachh Iconic Places Projects of India. The company in collaboration with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation initiated the Charminar Pedestrianization Project, under which it committed to provide battery-operated vehicles for visitors, bollards to prevent traffic, Swachh Auto Tippers (SAT) for carting garbage, mechanical sweeping vehicles and litter picking machines, decorative and halogen lighting of four arches, construction of public utilities, toilets and drinking water ATM kiosks. The company committed to spending 8.19 Crores on this project.
Low Vision Rehabilitation Programme by Microsoft
Microsoft partnered with Hyderabad Eye Institute to run a program that provided vision screening for communities and children in government schools. A total of 800 persons were examined for eye problems by Vision Technicians, of which 120 were diagnosed to have treatable conditions such as cataract and referred further to LV Prasad Eye Institute for free medical care. As many as 295 people were corrected for refractive errors and prescribed spectacles at the screening site. A total of 215 people, who are differently-abled, were identified through this project are being rehabilitated by the project team. The range of services provided includes parental counselling, early intervention for children with multiple disabilities, orientation and mobility, money management, independent skills training, support in availing government schemes and concessions etc.
Myntra’s Literacy Program
Fashion platform Myntra recently collaborated with Teach For Change, of which Tollywood actress-producer Lakshmi Manchu is the Trustee and Chairperson. Through this CSR partnership, Myntra is supporting less privileged children from various government schools across Hyderabad to spread cheer and positivity in their lives. As part of this CSR initiative, the actress distributed new clothes and footwear from Myntra among 1000 children. The children are beneficiaries under the Teach For Change programme, an initiative to improve literacy and life skills among children studying in government schools.
Gati’s Drushti Eye Camp
Express logistics major Gati Ltd touched lives and sent a heartwarming message of hope and a new beginning by organizing the Drushti eye camp in Jeedimetla in December 2020. The camp was the first of the series of 15 Drushti eye camps lined up in and around Hyderabad during December 25, 2020 – March 31, 2021, to offer eye care, treatment, and surgeries free of cost to the people and senior citizens in particular from the under-privileged sections of the society. Organized in collaboration with the Foundation of His Sacred Majesty, the eye camps aim to treat more than 7000 people. The Drushti eye camp in Jeedimetla treated over 350 patients suffering from various eye diseases and disorders like cataract, glaucoma, etc. The eye camps equipped with qualified doctors, ophthalmologists, optometrists and trained community workers and support staff bring eye care facilities within the reach of the less privileged sections of the society to treat preventable blindness.
Ramky Enviro’s Construction & Demolition waste recycling plant
Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited collaborated with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation to launch a new Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant in Jeedimetla, Hyderabad as its CSR project in November 2020.
The Jeedimetla C&D waste recycling plant is a processing facility fully equipped to handle the collection, transportation, processing and management of C&D waste generated in and around Hyderabad. The plant has the capacity to process up to 500 tonnes of C&D waste for recycling per day. It will operate under a public-private partnership model.
FreeIn Initiative by Aster DM Healthcare
On the occasion of Aster DM Healthcare’s 34th Foundation Day, the group launched the Aster FreeIn initiative under which it will donate 10,000 medical investigations in the next 1 year across India and GCC. The initiative, to be run by Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of the organization, tackles the immediate need faced by many patients, underprivileged or under financial distress, in accessing much-needed medical investigation which would help them seek proper diagnosis and accurate treatment, but are deterred by high costs. In Hyderabad, 100 medical investigations will be carried out on a monthly basis under the initiative at the Aster Prime Hospital.