Feb 10: The Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday said that it has won the Golden Peacock Award 2017 for the success of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and in particular for the transformative work done by Reliance Foundation (RF), the CSR arm of the company.
“Under the able leadership of its Founder and Chairman, Smt. Nita M. Ambani, RF has touched the lives of over 15 Mn people across India covering more than 13,500 villages and 74 urban locations,” the company said in a statement.
“RIL is committed towards improving the lives of India’s most marginalized and vulnerable communities. RIL’s CSR initiatives focus on various social challenges and are aimed at providing a better quality of life and livelihoods for a stronger and inclusive India,” it added.
One of the key social projects of RIL, recognized by the Golden Peacock jury, aims at impacting farmer livelihoods through water and food security interventions. Under its rural transformation initiative, Reliance has been implementing a programme called ‘Bharat-India Jodo (BIJ)’ that works closely with marginal and small farmers for enhancing their lives and livelihoods, and making agriculture a first choice profession, according to the company.
“The fundamental strength of the programme is that it empowers rural communities, and engages them extensively in co-creating the strategies for rural development,” the statement said.