Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) a Navratna PSU and India’s flagship Natural Gas Company has further extend its support towards the implementation of an Integrated Community Development project to support two programmes -Mission Education and Smile on Wheels of Smile Foundation in Madhya Pradesh. Already being in partnership with Smile Foundation GAIL already is supporting Smile on Wheels programme pan India.
This project with the support from GAIL is operational in five villages namely Ahmedapur, Bublakhedi, Bawarikheda, Chainpura and Padarkheri, of Vijaipur, Guna in Madhya Pradesh. This initiative by Smile Foundation in association with Gas Authority of India Limited focuses mainly on providing education and healthcare to the community dwellers of the target areas, ensuring all-round development of the community dwellers.
This integrated project focuses on providing education to the underprivileged children and primary healthcare services to the people, especially children and women in the identified areas. The project will directly benefit over 1300 people in the targeted areas.
GAIL has been engaged in planned community and social benefit programmes, carried out under the Special Component Plan (SCP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) since 1992. Subsequently in 2002, a comprehensive CSR policy was adopted by the Board, wherein 1% of PAT was allocated as annual CSR budget. CSR programmes are taken up at almost 36 work centers and Zonal offices located across the country, focusing at development and empowerment of the people belonging to socially, economically and under-privileged segment of the society, especially in the neighborhood of their operational projects.
Smile Foundation acknowledges GAIL for the encouragement it has given for various initiatives