GAIL’s Project Shrijan, has been shortlisted under the UPS International Disaster Relief and Resilience Award category in Responsible Business Awards 2017
Project Shrijan, A CSR initiative of GAIL (India) Limited, has been shortlisted under the UPS International Disaster Relief and Resilience Award category in Responsible Business Awards 2017 to be held in London for recognizing GAIL’s unique contribution in addressing international disasters, helping communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. The Responsible Business Awards is being conducted by Business in the Community which is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network & a registered charity in England,Wales and Scotland.
About Project Shrijan (Creation)
The devastating Uttarakhand floods and landslides of June 2013 affected more than nine million people, with death toll of more than 4,000. As a response to the tragedy and a sign of its commitment to the north Indian state, GAIL launched Project Shrijan (Creation). The gas company sought to extend long term support to the people in and around affected areas, achieving this through a cross-sector and forward-thinking approach to disaster management.
The resilience raising exercises implemented by GAIL have included: the provision of new skills and career paths to reduce dependence on conventional sources of employment – to date 7,614 individuals have been supported. In another example, the company is encouraging a stronger and more diverse economy in the region. It is doing this by supporting more women to become involved in the project, including enterprise supporting initiatives such as micro financing and inter-loaning.