Committed to improving the quality of life of poor communities, Syngenta India has decided to electrify more than 57 villages, benefiting more than 6500 poor people in Harda district of Madhya Pradesh.
Syngenta India will spend Rs 2.5 crore to complete the power project. The project was inaugurated by Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel.
Appreciating Syngenta India’s CSR initiative, Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel said access to affordable electricity is essential to improve the quality of life of poor communities. It enables access to basic needs such as light, cooking and communication, promotes economic development and educational opportunities, he said.
“Ensuring electrification to underprivileged sections of society by corporate entities like Syngenta India will go a long way in reducing energy, poverty and promoting sustainable development,” said Patel, in the past. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, Syngenta India provided support to address the concerns of people during one of the most difficult times faced by humanity in recent memory.
The agriculture minister said that Sangenta also came forward and distributed 100 hospital beds to the district hospital in Harda two years ago. Once again Syngenta has come forward to support the government by announcing a contribution of Rs 2.5 crore for the rural electrification project of over 57 villages in Harda which will benefit over 6500 people.
Dr. KC Ravi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Syngenta India said that this initiative will empower women in particular to take up activities to supplement their family income and for children who can now study at night and It will be a boon for those who take online classes.
Dr. Ravi added, “Farmers will be able to run pumps to irrigate their fields and provide water to homes, saving time and labor spent by women on fetching water for household chores and cooking.” will be saved.”
Dr. Ravi said, “I am extremely happy to recall and share with you all that during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Syngenta India donated more than Rs.2.0 crore to Ambah Civil Hospital in Morena district. Cost-effectively dedicated a CT scan center, benefiting 815 villages and several thousand people.
“So far more than 1200 people have benefited from the CT scan machines and have saved Rs 60 lakh on testing fees as compared to private facilities. The installation has also saved patients time and money in travel.” .
Sushil Kumar, MD and Country Head, Syngenta India reflected that Syngenta is continuously supporting rural communities in Madhya Pradesh in several districts. They regularly conduct classes and workshops for farmers on safe use of agrochemicals and other agricultural practices. The company has always come forward to help the rural communities and the needy during flood or drought or any other calamity such as distribution of protective kits, medicines, groceries etc.
Bait Hurda MP Durga Das was also present on this occasion. Other dignitaries present on the occasion included Gajinder Shah, President, Zilla Panchayat, Harda; Amar Singh Meena, District President. Bharti Raju Kamiya, President, Municipal Council; Darshan Singh Gehlot, Vice President, District Panchayat; Anshul Aggarwal, Vice President, Municipal Council. Nimat Tiwari, Divisional Manager; Pankaj Chugh, Divisional, Marketing Lead; Gajraj Rathore, Business Manager and Suraj Bin Rajbhar, Territory Manager besides other dignitaries were present.
First Published: 09 Oct 2023, 10:15 IST