Mr. A.M. Naik, Group Executive Chairman, Larsen & Toubro, announced a major CSR initiative that would add traction to the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ programme recently launched by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on Independence Day.
Observing that the objectives of L&T’s ongoing CSR programme were aligned to the mission of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, Mr. Naik said that the Company would set in motion the process of building 5000 toilets. L&T along with L&T Public Charitable Trust are committed to building India’s social infrastructure. The investments will cover water supply & distribution, sanitation facilities, healthcare facilities and skill training institutes.
As ‘Builders to the Nation’, L&T will leverage its strong presence in the engineering, construction and infrastructure sectors, to reach out and build social infrastructure for the weaker sections of society. Over the years, the company has strengthened its social capital by improving the lives of the individuals in the communities it works with. In the last year alone, it has impacted over 8 lakh beneficiaries through various social interventions.
Over two and a half lakh children have benefitted through education programs that focus on enriching learning, while also providing hygienic sanitation facilities in schools. Pre-school programs also benefit to children at anganwadis and balwadis. In addition, over 5 lakhs individuals benefited from L&T’s healthcare programs and 45 thousand unskilled youth per year were made employable through skill training institutes set up by the company. These actions flow from the belief that helping people.
L&T Press Release