Piramal Foundation is a philanthropic arm of Piramal Group. The foundation undertakes projects under the four broad areas – healthcare, education, livelihood creation and youth empowerment. These projects are rolled out in partnership with various communities, corporate citizens, NGO’s and government bodies.
The Company in continuation to its efforts made in the FY 2017-18, has continued its partnership with Piramal Foundation during the FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 and executed the below CSR projects for and on behalf of the Company:
In this project Piramal Foundation provides medical awareness and medical facility especially in rural areas and their focus is on providing primary healthcare facilities to rural people. They provide mobile health services based on fixed day where Medical Vans with doctors & teams visit villages/areas at regular intervals, conduct diagnostic and lab testing and test reports & give treatment in real time.
The approach to design the proposal is to provide primary healthcare service at door step of beneficiaries through Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) at select Villages / Towns in identified locations. The MMU will be staffed with a medical team consisting of a Doctor & paramedic staff and equipped with basic diagnostics, medication and android tablets. Each of the targeted villages / towns would be served once in a fortnight each service session would last for 6 hours covering the entire population of village. The objective of the Program is to create a technology enabled health service that provides comprehensive health services for the identification, screening, diagnosis, referrals, monitoring and treatment of select communicable & non-communicable diseases and minor illnesses, thus managing the morbidity & mortality.
Aligned to Ujjivan strategy for reaching out for health services in areas of stress, Ujjivan has provided the MMU facilities across two states of Maharashtra (Mumbai, Nashik and Pune) and Karnataka (Bangalore) which is being operated and managed by Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute. The Company has granted Rs. 151.97 lacs and Rs. 132.62 lacs for the FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 (until Dec 2019) respectively towards this healthcare project.
Piramal Sarvajal is a social initiative of the Piramal Foundation – was established in 2008. Sarvajal has established real-time online monitoring of the drinking water infrastructure which enables viability of distributed remote operations, quality control and streamlined maintenance services. Sarvajal leases its water purification technology/equipment (kind of Water ATM) to a local entrepreneur who becomes the franchise owner. They pay fee that represents a proportion of the cost of the filtration unit, they also provide training, marketing material, sustained services & maintenance for each franchisee. Owners takes up responsibility for distribution ATM cards to customers also they give rechargeable facilities to customers, they provide clean water to the underserved consumer at an affordable price of 1 Rs. /litre, they are working on 3 points approach affordability, accessibility & purity. The Company is providing water ATM facility through 5 PD Units, 1 unit each in the village of Lisana, Chillar, Jagta Basai, Hansaka and Jharokhadi all of which falls under the Rewari district.