IndianOil for Community (CSR)

IndianOil has been actively engaged in a gamut of social welfare/upliftment activities across the nation, in addition to reaching essential fuels viz. Kerosene, LPG, Petrol, Diesel, etc. to the nook and corner of the country. IndianOil’s key Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) thrust areas include 'Safe drinking water and protection of water resources', 'Healthcare and sanitation', 'Education and employment-enhancing vocational skills', 'Empowerment of women and socially/economically backward groups', etc. IndianOil has a long standing CSR legacy, which started much before the CSR legislation (Companies Act, 2013) came into force in 2014-15. The CSR projects of IndianOil are undertaken mostly for improving the quality of life in various communities, which invariably include marginalized / underprivileged sections of the society, viz. schedule caste, schedule tribe, other backward caste, physically handicapped. etc. With the Pan-India presence, IndianOil undertakes CSR activities across the country, from Leh in J&K in the North, to the North Eastern States, to the aspirational/ backward districts/ naxal affected areas, to Gujarat in the West and Tamil Nadu/Kerala in the South. For the year 2018-19, entire CSR budget allocation of Rs. 490.60 crore was spent, thereby achieving 100% budget utilization.

Key CSR initiatives of IndianOil

IndianOil Aarogyam

IndianOil Arogyam the flagship CSR scheme was launched in 2018-19. Twelve Mobile Medical Units (MMU) each with a 4-member team consisting of 1 Doctor 1 Nurse, 1 Nursing Attendant and 1 Driver-cum-community Mobilizer have been operating in the catchment areas of 3 Refinery Units i.e. Mathura, Bongaigaon & Paradip. The MMUs cover more than 140 villages in the catchment areas of 3 Refinery Units. In 2018-19 patient footfall in the target geographies was about 90,000.

Aids & Assistive Devices to Divyangjan

Assistive devices like tricycles, wheel chairs, crutches, walking Sticks "Braille kits for visually impaired, hearing aids, artilcial limbs, etc. were provided to more than 20,000 Divyangjan acros 21 States of India in association with Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO). The benelciaries were selected and their disabilities were assessed through assessment camps organized in the villages near the target locations. The training to use these assistive devices were also provided at the distribution camps.

IndianOil Vidushi

With an objective to help girls from the under privileged sections of the society to gain admission in prestigious Engineering Institutes viz. IITs, NITs, CETs, IIITs, etc., IndianOil started a unique program “IndianOil Vidushi” in July, 2018 at 2 residential centres viz. Bhubaneswar (Odisha) & Noida (Uttar Pradesh). While the Bhubaneswar centre caters to the students of Odisha, Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh, the Noida centre primarilly caters to the students from J&K, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. The students are provided specialized coaching and mentoring after class xiith to succeed in jee main, jee advanced & other central and state engineering entrance examinations. Maximum 30 girls are selected for each centre through written test and personal interview on merit-cum-means basis. The entire cost for specialized coaching, study material, boarding, food & other consumables, blanket, hygiene kit, dress set, health insurance etc. is borne by IndianOil. During 2018-19, 30 girls students were enrolled for bhubaneswar centre and 26 girls for noida centre. Out of 56 girls, 46 cleared JEE main, out of which 17 girls cleared JEE advanced and will have the opportunity to join various IITs.

Skill Development Institute, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

Skill Development Institute, Bhubaneswar (SDI-B) was established on 9th May 2016 with an aim to provide opportunities for skilling to the unemployed and underprivileged youth of Odisha and to provide skilled manpower to the industry. Initially SDI-B started operation in 2 trades viz. Industrial Electrician & Welder. However, with increasing demand of skilled manpower, 6 new courses were added viz. Computer Data Application (only for girls), Fitter Fabrication, Instrumentation Technician, Pipe Fitter (City gas Distribution), Solar PV Installation and LPG Mechanic. About 240 students per batch are being skilled in 8 trade courses, which are of 3 to 6 months duration each. Since inception, 810 underprivileged youth were skilled and certified with over 85% placements. Hon’ble President of India laid the foundation of the permanent campus of SDI-B on 18.03.2018 at Taraboi Jatni, Odisha, which will be a mega-world-class model skill academy to be set up with technical support from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Once functional, about 3,000 to 4,000 youth will be trained every year in 16 regular trades pertaining to the hydrocarbon sector and local industries.

IndianOil Gyanodaya scheme in Govt. ITIs & Polytechnics

IndianOil Gyanodaya Scheme was launched in 2017 with the aim to provide scholarships on merit-cum-means basis to students pursuing 2-year regular courses in Government ITIs and 3-year regular courses in Government Polytechnics to incentivize them to perform well. The scheme aims to cover 36 Government institutes (18 ITIs and 18 Polytechnics) near 9 IndianOil Refinery locations. 50 students per batch are selected from each institute every year. Each student is provided scholarship @ Rs.1000/- per month for the entire duration of the regular courses. During 2018-19 1138 students from 30 ITIs and Polytechnics were selected for this scheme.

Assam Oil School of Nursing, Digboi, Assam

Assam Oil School of Nursing (AOSN), established in 1986, offers 3-year Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) course to young girls with intake capacity of 30 students per year. 4-year B.Sc. (Nursing) course started from the same campus in 2014 with intake of 30 students per year. Before AOSN came into being, there was a dearth of qualiled nurses in the North East. AOSN is able to provide opportunities to young under-privileged girls to bridge this gap and simultaneously provide them stable careers and livelihood. Since inception, 410 students have successfully completed GNM course with 100% placement record.

Assam Oil Division Hospital, Digboi, Assam

Assam Oil Division Hospital, Digboi, established in 1906, is a 200-bed hospital with modern facilities. It caters to the population residing near Digboi and other nearby areas of the North East. Every year, about 1 lakh patients are treated at this hospital out of which about 15% are non-employee patients. This hospital registers about 4,000 patients for indoor admissions and conducts operative procedures on about 2,000 patients every year. Health camps of general and specialized nature are also organized regularly by the hospital to reach out to the poor villagers in the vicinity, who have no access to medical consultations or treatment. During 2018-19, 8683 non-employee patients were treated at the hospital.

Swarna Jayanti Samudayik Hospital, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Swarna Jayanti Samudayik Hospital at Mathura (with 50 beds), established in 1999, provides medical treatment to residents near Mathura Refinery Uttar Pradesh. The hospital provides free treatment to the destitute and offers subsidized treatment to others. During 2018-19, 56,437 patients were treated at this Hospital, out of which operative procedures were conducted on 727 patients.

Sarve Santu Niramaya, Digboi, Assam

IndianOil’s unique CSR initiative titled “Sarve Santu Niramaya” (Good health to all) was launched in December 2012 to provide free health consultation and free medicines to human beings as well as livestock of the villages near Digboi Refinery. It was felt that good health of livestock is as important as that of the human beings, as livestock was a key livelihood generator for the villagers. During 2018-19 21 Sarve Santu Niramaya camps were organized, in which 2,507 human beings and 6,510 Livestock were treated/ vaccinated.

Robotic Scavenging Machine (Bandicoot) to Kumbakonam Municipal Corporation, Tamil Nadu

As per the data provided by National Commission for Safai Karamacharis (NCSK), at least one Indian worker has died while cleaning sewers or septic tanks every five days since the beginning of 2017 and is considered one of country’s deadliest jobs and most insidious form of caste discrimination. To alleviate this problem, IndianOil has provided Robotic Scavenging Machine (named Bandicoot) to Kumbakonam Municipal Corporation, Tamil Nadu. "Bandicoot has a control unit/user interface and a robotic spider- like device at the bottom with four limbs, which is lowered into the manholes for undertaking cleaning operations. It is equipped with seven cameras and many sensors. The limbs scoop/collect the silt from different angles inside the manhole and heap the dirt at one place, which is then lifted up using ropes & buckets. Bandicoot works with precision, takes less time, requires only one/ two persons to operate and saves many man-hours.