HCL Tech to invest Rs 1500 crore in Uttar Pradesh through its CSR initiatives


Organisation:  HCL

The funding, spread over 2-3 years, is inclusive of the outlay for Project Samuday

Posted On:  10 Nov . 2017
HCL Tech to invest Rs 1500 crore in Uttar Pradesh through its CSR initiatives
 

HCL Technologies is going to invest Rs 1,500 crore in Uttar Pradesh over the next two to three years, including its rural development initiative Samuday.

Earlier this week, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath extended support to Samuday, which has an investment outlay of Rs 110 crore, and is an initiative to create model villages. It has impacted around 6 lakh people in 90,000 households across 720 villages through various interventions in the fields of education, agriculture, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, infrastructure and livelihood.

HCL Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of HCL Technologies, launched Samuday in 2015. Currently the project is being implemented in three blocks of Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh.

“I congratulate HCL for launching ‘Samuday’ in Uttar Pradesh. It makes me proud that HCL, which started its journey from Uttar Pradesh and is now grown into a global conglomerate, has chosen Uttar Pradesh for its biggest CSR project. I am confident that the spirit with which the project is being implemented will certainly help the last man on the ground,” CM Adityanath said at the launch event.

The main aim of the initiative is to create sustainable and model villages and job creation.

“HCL Samuday will help us bring a positive impact through its various interventions in the areas of education, livelihood, health, infrastructure, wash and sanitation and agriculture.  We thank Uttar Pradesh government for their continued encouragement and support,” said Navpreet Kaur, Director, Project Samuday.

In a little over two years, Samuday, has set up over 380 information and communication technology-based classrooms and enrolled 1865 people for adult literacy programme. It has also engaged 5,000 farmers under various interventions and has constructed 5,500 toilets, which are currently under usage.

In addition, 49 mini solar grids are being set up across 63 villages. Through various preventive, promotive and curative health services we have been able to support 2000 pregnant females and 7000 severly acute malnourished children. There has been a marked improvement in the nutrition intake of the village communities through the concept of Nutrition Garden in every third household of the village.

“We, at HCL Foundation, believe that positive social change can be brought by innovative and creative models of development. Our proximity to the place from where we started our journey makes Uttar Pradesh the right fit for the project to begin. This project is not about driving changes in the rural sector as an external partner but taking communities with us in this transformational journey. We feel that through the Samuday model, we will be able to develop a blueprint that is sustainable, scalable and replicable throughout the world,” said Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer, HCL Corporation and Chairperson of the CSR Committee for the HCL Technologies Board.

 

Pic Courtesy: Money Control

 

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