Demonstrate your Social Responsibility


MGIRED invites individuals and the business community to champion our cause of rural development. Help us reach out and implement better, innovate and deepen our impact, provide better facilities to the rural poor in our country and the opportunities they deserve.

Choose to support an existing/ proposed programmes or take our interventions to a new location of your choice - supporting MGIRED will undoubtedly lead to a better impact on the ground.

Existing Programmes

1. Remote Village Electrification Programme
2. Smokeless Chulas Programme

Proposed Programmes

1. Production of Advertisements for Television/Radio on Renewable Energy/Energy Conservation/Environmental Issues.
2. Biogas Programme
3. Biofuel Programme
4. Integrated Village Development Programme

More information about the programmes. Click Here

You can :

  • Support any of our current programmes and help us impact the society in locations we are currently working.
  • Utilize a combination of our projects to create a customized initiative for your organization in a location of your choice. 
  • As an industry expert, become our Knowledge Partner to share your expertise and technical know-how and provide financial assistance to help start vocational training courses.  
  • Partner with us in further improvising the existing technical know-how.

MGIRED has perfected the 'technically and economically feasible, yet replicable and scalable' models of project implementation in the above said programmes. This inherent attribute ensures that your contributions are maximized to impact more lives.

Contributions will be suitably acknowledged and the names of the donors will be displayed in print and electronic media of MGIRED.
Understand the CSR Clause in more detail. Click Here 

Write to us at edmgired@gmail.com  for more details.


ANY AMOUNT OF CONTRIBUTION BY SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS INDIVIDUALS or COMPANIES IS WELCOME.

MGIRED insist on minimum 10% Contribution from the Beneficiaries to make them get involved and own up the project. In addition, they will have to help us with manual labor during the installation work.

ISR / CSR Fund Received for the year 2016-17

ISR/CSR Funder Name Funded Amount (Rs.)
Parikrama Humanity Foundation, Bengaluru
24,000/-
Karnataka Forest Department Corporation Ltd.
5,00,000/-
Total Fund Received
5,24,000/-

 

ISR / CSR Fund Received for the year 2015-16

ISR/CSR Funder Name Funded Amount (Rs.)
Sri. Punati Sridhar, IFS, APCCF & ED, MGIRED
15,000/-
Dr. Shobha Anand Reddy, AD, MGIRED
15,000/-
Sri. Ram Singh Verma, SF, MGIRED
15,000/-
Sri. Punati Yashodhar, USA
50,000/-
Smt. Lalitha S.K.
20,000/-
ERM Group, Bengaluru
6,15,150/-
RMZ Builders, Bengaluru
2,50,000/-
Sri. Vijay Kondamudi
1,00,000/-
Dr. Srinivas Eswarapu, USA
60,000/-
Dr. I.V. Krishna Rao
60,000/-
Sri. Deepak Dubey, Software Engineer, Bengaluru
4,000/-
Sri. Basheer Ahmed, Rtd. Corporation Bank Officer, Sahakaranagara, Bengaluru
20,000/-
M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Developments (P) Ltd., Bengaluru
6,00,000/-
Sri. V. Sairamani, Sri. G. Ravi, Sri. V. Rakesh, Bengaluru
6,00,000/-
Sri. Usha Srinivasan, Bengaluru
20,000/-
Sri. Anil Nadig
1,250/-
Total Fund Received
24,45,400/-

 

List of Donors:

The following individuals/companies have donated to MGIRED to help in execution of Remote Village Electrification Programme in Uttara Kannada and Kodagu Districts.

Sl. No
Hamlet Name
Date of Project Execution
No. of Beneficiaries
Contribution under CSR/ISR (Rs.)
Beneficiary Contribution
Total Funds
Funds Contributed by
1)
Pisose
23-12-2014 to
25-12-2015
5
45,000/-
Rs.8000/- @ 10% of the project per Household
53,000/-

Sri.Punati Sridhar, IFS, APCCF & ED, MGIRED

Dr. Shobha Anand Reddy, SF, MGIRED

Sri. Ram Singh Verma, SF, MGIRED - contributed Rs.15,000/- each

2)
Padshet
21-04-2015 to
27-04-2015
5
70,000/-
Rs.10,000/- @ 10% of the project per Household
80,000/-

Sri. Punati Yashodhar, USA

Smt. Lalitha S K

3)
Patti
05-08-2015 to
19-08-2015

9

3,32,813/-
Rs.60,000/-@15% of the project cost per household
3,92,813/-
ERM Group
4)
Soliye
25-08-2015 to
01-09-2015
5
3,27,983/-
Rs.42,000/-@10% of the project cost per household
3,69,983/-
Sri.Vijay Kondamudi
5)
Kasamba
10
RMZ Builders + ERM Group for 4 houses
6)
Ghotage
1
RMZ Builders
7)
Waghanahali
1
RMZ Builders
8)
Amarayi
1
ERM Group
9)
Mavalangi (Alur)
1
ERM Group
10)
Mallidongre
1
ERM Group
11)
Chilmi
1
ERM Group
12)
Mahire
20-11-2015 to
25-11-2015
14
1,60,916/-
Rs.47,500/-@2,500/- per household of the project cost
1,95,916/-

RMZ Builders

Dr. Srinivas Eswarapu, USA

Dr. I.V. KrishnaRao

13)
Kanne
5
57,470/-
69,970/-
ERM Group
14)
Nagoda-BulBule
24-12-2015 to
29-12-2015
6
78,246/-
Rs.40,000/- @ 2,500/- per household of the project cost
93,246/-
M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Developments (P) Ltd, Bengaluru
15)
Hopale
1
13,041/-
15,541/-
M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Developments (P) Ltd, Bengaluru
16)
Bajarkunang-Diggi
6
78,246/-
93,246/-

Sri. Basheer Ahmed

Sri.Deepak Dubey

M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Devlopments (P) Ltd, Bengaluru

17)
Medduukan
2
26,082/-
31,082/-
M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Devlopments (P) Ltd, Bengaluru
18)
Tale
1
13,041/-
15,541/-
M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Devlopments (P) Ltd, Bengaluru
19)
Sisai
24-02-2016 to
28-02-2016
22
2,90,554/-
Rs.55,000/- @2500 per Household
3,45,554/-
M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Developments (P) Ltd., Bengaluru
20)
Diggi
27-02-2016
1
13,207/-
Rs.2,500/- per Household
15,707/-
M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Developments (P) Ltd., Bengaluru
21)
Wagheli
14-03-2016
27
3,64,149/-
Rs.67,500/- @ Rs.2,500/- per Household
4,31,649/-
M/s Sai Ramani, Ravi & Rakesh Builders, Bengaluru
22)
Karanje
27-03-2016
17
2,12,177/-
Rs.42,500/- @ Rs.2,500/- per Household
2,54,677/-

M/s Sai Ramani, Ravi & Rakesh Builders, Bengaluru

M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Developments (P) Ltd., Bengaluru

RMZ Builders

23)
Asulli
29-03-2016
5
62,407/-
Rs.12,500/- @ Rs.2,500/- per Household
74,907/-

M/s Sai Ramani, Ravi & Rakesh Builders, Bengaluru

M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Developments (P) Ltd., Bengaluru

24)
Pataarshet
30-03-2016
2
24,962/-
Rs.5,000/- @ Rs.2,500/- per Household
29,962/-

M/s Sai Ramani, Ravi & Rakesh Builders, Bengaluru

Smt. Usha Srinivasan & T M Srinivasan

25)
Ondejaddi & Gaddemane
31-03-2016
5
62,407/-
Rs.12,500/- @ Rs.2,500/- per Household
74,907/-

M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Developments (P) Ltd., Bengaluru

ERM Group

26)
Wagheli
30-03-2016
4
49,924/-
Rs.10,000/- @ Rs.2,500/- per Household
59,924/-
M/s Corporate Leisure & Property Developments (P) Ltd., Bengaluru
27)
Soliye
28-03-2016
2
24,962/-
Rs.5,000/- @ Rs.2,500/- per Household
29,962/-
M/s Sai Ramani, Ravi & Rakesh Builders, Bengaluru
28)
Vagaband
30-03-2016
1
12,481/-
Rs.2,500/- @ Rs.2,500/- per Household
14,981/-
M/s Sai Ramani, Ravi & Rakesh Builders, Bengaluru

 

At the end of the year 2015-16 Total of 161 households were provided with lighting solutions and 50 houses were provided with smokeless chullas in Uttara Kannada and Kodagu Districts


DETAILS OF MGIRED PROGRAMMES

EXISTING PROGRAMMES

1. Remote Village Electrification Programme

Aim: Provide home lighting solution to unelectrified remote villages.

Modalities of implementation:
MGIRED has identified about 25 hamlets in Western ghats region. Depending on availability and feasibility; solar, wind, small hydro technologies will be chosen for power generation. This programme will be implemented only in hamlets where villagers are willing to contribute at least 10% of the project cost to ensure sense of ownership. Further the villagers will be guided to form a village electrification committee which shall have own bank account into which each household shall deposit monthly a nominal amount of Rs. 50 or 100 depending on their income level, which shall be used for repair and maintenance of the systems in future.

As part of the programme, one or more persons from the village will be trained on usage and maintenance of the systems.

System provided for Pisose and Padshet, Joida Taluk, Uttara Kannada District and Patti-Madikeri Taluk, Kodagu Districts :

Type of Renewable Energy SPV based Pico hydro
System Details 4 lights+Mobile charger + Community TV
(3W-2Nos + 5W-1 No +
9W-1 No)
5KWP Pico hydro unit
7 light points  + charging plug point
(9W-3 Nos + 4W-4 Nos)
Power Generation DC AC
Type of System Isolated Centralised
Financial Requirement Rs.25,000/- household 7 houses + 2 temples Rs.4,00,000/-

Expected impact: Improved Health, livelihood activities, education, protection from wild life.

2. Smokeless Chulas Programme

In rural India, still 2/3rd of households use firewood as fuel for cooking.
Health and social impacts from the traditional form of cook stoves are still affecting the underprivileged. Women and children suffer most because of indoor pollution as well they are the ones spending more time in collecting fuel. Small emissions from each of the millions of cooking stoves form into Atmospheric Brown Cloud which is a layer of polluted air containing micro particulate matters emanating from incomplete combustion. Such mass of soot formed in atmosphere comprising toxic pollutants like carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds travels around the earth like a cloud and absorbs as well as scatters incoming solar radiation, leading to global warming and other impacts. Solid fuels primarily used for cooking causes indoor pollution is responsible for more than 1.6 million premature deaths all worldwide of which 4.00 lakhs in India alone per year. There are many studies that have documented the direct health hazards of acute and chronic nature like premature deaths, hospital admissions and chronic respiratory diseases.  In most of the developing countries agricultural residues and organic wastes including wood and biomass fuels are still the primary source of energy for cooking and heating .In rural house holds 82% use biomass as cooking fuel comprising 76% of wood and chips and 6% of dung cakes. 12% of them use LPG and 0.79% use kerosene (Source-TERI policy centre). The resulting exposure to air pollution causes an estimated 4.5% of the global burden of all the human diseases.

Smokeless stoves help to convert a smoke full kitchen into smoke free clean kitchen by complete combustion of fossil fuels turning all carbon in the fuel into carbon dioxide and also in turn smoke free village. These 2 pan stoves are constructed with locally available raw materials like mud and bricks with help of a cast iron mould, 4”diameter 10’ long ACC pipe plastered with cement or cow dung.

A stove takes 3 hours to build and can be used within 4-5 days after it is built. All kinds of loose and woody fuel can be burnt in this stove.

Advantages of Smokeless stoves:

  • 20-30% reduction in the quantity of fuel used.
  • Less smoke is emitted during cooking
  • Reduction in time spent on cooking by about 15-30 minutes
  • Reduction in soot deposition on vessels
  • Locally available biomass can be used
  • Easy maintenance
  • Kitchen walls remain clean
  • Promotes good health of the family
  • Use of firewood saves kerosene and LPG
  • Faster cooking helps women to save time to take up income generating activity.
  • Prevents in-house pollution
  • Women can learn constructing of these stoves and earn income.

Approximate cost for construction including labour and raw material would be Rs 800/- of which Rs100/- would be contributed by the beneficiary.

Aim: To help rural women with better health by keeping off kitchen indoor air pollution and also reduce consumption of fire wood for cooking.

Modalities of implementation: Train rural women to construct the stoves. Employ them in our programmes for construction, which gives them income.

Financial Requirement: Rs.800/- per stove. Karnataka has about 80% households depending on firewood for cooking. So sky is the limit.

Completed projects: With financial support from PCRA 380 Sarala Stoves were constructed in few villages of Gubbi Taluk during 2007-2008.

Expected impact: Better health for rural women. Extended life span. Saving of firewood. Helps save forests.


PROPOSED PROGRAMMES

1. Production & Telecast of Advertisements on Tele Vision/Radio on Renewable Energy/Energy Conservation and Environmental issues:

Aim : Produce 10 to 20 Seconds Video/Audio clippings on Renewable Energy/Energy Conservation/Environmental Issues to create awareness among masses. 
Financial Requirement: Financial Support for production video clippings and telecasting the same in Television or broadcasting on Radio.

2. Biogas Programme (yet to identify the house holds)
Aim: To provide Biogas to potential rural households to meet their local energy demand.

Modalities of implementation: Fixed bed, Floating dome type (10%contribution from beneficiary, 90% by CSR funds)

Financial Requirements: Fixed bed – approx Rs.50,000/-, Floating dome – approx Rs.20,000/-

Expected impact: Improved health, better sanitation, self energy sustainability

3. Bio-Fuel Programme
Aim: Promotion to plantation of biofuel plants and training of farmers and unemployed youths on biodiesel production.

Modalities of implementation: Depending on the interest of farmers, the biofuel plants are planted on field bunds, or on marginal/uncultivable/waste land.

Financial Requirement: To raise plus tree nursery, saplings, pits digging, inputs, etc. Pits can be dig under MGNREGA or at approximate Rs.100/- per pit. 100 plants can be planted at field bunds in 1 hectare will cost approximately Rs.18,000/-

Expected impact: Improved soil fertility, self-sustainability for fuel, Afforestation.

3. Integrated Village Development Programme

Aim: To create awareness on existing rural development schemes being implemented by various government departments and coordinate with the respective department by  involving  individuals/  organizations in planning and implementing programmes for improving the Economic and Social life of Rural masses ,so that progressive change is brought among the community in the areas of Infrastructure, Human development and Economic development.
Modalities of implementation: Initially a Gram panchayath will be identified with the assistance from the concerned Chief executive officer of zilla panchayath. A meeting will be convened under the chairmanship of the president of the Gram  panchayath along with members and officials to select a proactive village in their jurisdiction which has a community  interested in being receptive to ideas and suggestions. Participatory rural appraisal will be carried out to identify the existing facilities and required needs of the community. Detailed project report  will be prepared to implement time bound projects and proposals for financial assistance from various funding agencies. It is proposed to implement Projects in partnerships with voluntary organizations, co-operatives and academic and research institutions.
Financial Requirements: Rs10.00  Lakhs ( Rupees ten lakhs )  for the first year of project  inclusive of  administrative cost, staff travel and  honorarium to be paid to field staff.

Proposed projects: Converging related government  department programmes along with private and voluntary  initiatives to achieve comprehensive development in the following sectors

  • Rural sanitation.
  • Health , Hygiene and Nutrition.
  • Skill based women entrepreneurship.
  • Marketing of products produced by rural women


Understanding Provision 135 of the Companies Act 2013


 The 2% CSR Clause
Section 135 of the Companies Act states that every company having:
1. Net worth of rupees five hundred crore or more (100 million $ or more),
2. Or a turnover of rupees one thousand crore or more (200 million $ or more),
3. Or a net profit of rupees five crore or more (1 million $ or more).

Must spend at least two percent of its average net profits made in the preceding three financial years.

The company shall constitute a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board consisting of three or more directors, out of which at least one director shall be an independent director.

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee will:
1. Formulate and recommend to the Board, a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy for the company
2. Recommend the amount of expenditure to be incurred on these activities
3. Monitor the CSR Policy of the company from time to time

Board Responsibilities
The Company Board of in turn must:
1. Disclose the contents of the CSR Policy in its report and place it on the company's website
2. Ensure that all activities included in the CSR Policy are undertaken by the company
3. Ensure that the company spends, in every financial year, at least 2% of the average net profits of the company made during the three immediately preceding financial years

Choosing a Cause
The company may choose to give preference to the local area and areas around it where it operates. If the company fails to spend the prescribed amount, the Board shall, in its annual report, specify the reasons for not spending the amount.

In choosing a Trust or Society or Section 8 company to implement the CSR policy, the company must ensure that the organizations it has chosen has an established track record of at least three years.
Fine for non-compliance shall be punishable with fine between Rs 50,000- Rs 25,00,000 and every officer of the company who is in default shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 years or with a fine which shall between Rs 50,000 – Rs 5,00,000, or with both.