Godavari Biorefineries Ltd is doing activities for society on founder’s philosophy “What we receive gives back multifold”. These activities are carried out mainly in our area of operation i.e. Karnataka and Maharashtra. The Company’s CSR activities are focused on different sectors with main emphasis on promotion of education, health care, gender equity and empowering women.

Beneficiary student receiving Rs, 80,000/- scholarship cheque for B.Sc. in nursing

Help A Child To Study Project:

We started a project called “Help a child to Study” in 2001 through which we are extending scholarships and necessary assistance in form of laptops, text books, career guidance etc., to the needy and meritorious students. Most of the students provided with scholarship and other benefits are orphans, students with single parent, children of devadasi, children of alcoholic parents, children of daily wage labours etc. Few of our beneficiaries do not have even electricity and lives in huts. During the financial year the company has supported with 168 students of different courses including medicine, engineering, graduation, post graduation, diploma etc.

Book Bank

Help A Child provides more than 1000 text books for 11th and 12th Science, Arts, Commerce and CET books on returnable basis every year. Once the final exams are over, these books will be returned and again distributed to next batch students.

Laptop distribution:

Help A Child also provides laptops on returnable basis for final year engineering, Management and post graduation students for project work.

One of the student beneficiary in her house

One of the single parent beneficiary student provided with Covid relief kit in his house

Flood relief kits to help a child beneficiaries

Most of the families of, help a child to study project beneficiary, were affected with second wave of covid-19 as most of the student’s family occupation is daily wages. Such families were provided with different daily use materials.

Career Counseling

Workshops on personality development, resume writing, interview skills etc. were organized for final year degree students. These were organised to make the students aware about different job opportunities and courses available after degree as most of the students are opting only few courses which is resulting into unemployment.

Supports to Somaiya Vidyavihar Schools

The company supports Kannada, Marathi and English medium rural schools in Maharashtra and Karnataka. These schools operate and provide education in and an around the community in which the Company’s manufacturing locations are located. There are more than 5000 students in these schools.

Women Empowerment/ Tailoring classes

When women are empowered, it has a multiplying positive impact on the health and progress of their families and communities. We run tailoring centres in different villages in Bagalkot and Belgaum Districts of Karnataka. Every year around a large group of women in the age group between 15 to 30 learn the art of tailoring and get the opportunity to become self-employed . This allows them to take care of their children while supplementing the family income thus earning a better livelihood for them and their children.

Second wave Pandemic activities

During the second wave of Covid-19, the Company has worked closely with those listed below to assist the fight against the pandemic:
a) Nearby panchayats
b) Police stations
c) Govt. hospitals
d) Govt. schools
e) Arranged for first and second dose of vaccinations