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Corporate Social Responsibility

ARAI is a premier Research and Development institution in India, but, that is not the only uniqueness.

We believe, we are a responsible citizen too. While performing our normal duties towards environment, we have decided to discharge our social responsibility towards society.

Formulation of the Social Responsibility Support Group (SRSG) at ARAI

ARAI had taken up CSR initiative voluntarily in 2008. Over the last nine years, it has supported many social projects in the areas of environment, education and health. It has provided financial assistance to many projects. ARAI had been earmarking 0.5% of its previous financial year's surplus for CSR activities. From the Financial Year 2013-14, this allocation has been raised to 1%.

During these many years, many projects were supported under CSR initiatives. The SRSG team solely works on voluntary participation.

ARAI’s SRSG comprises of:

The SRSG or the CSR Committee is headed by the Director. The committee meets every last working Tuesday of the month.

Financial Assistance to deserving projects

  Since its inception, the SRSG group has been working on providing all the necessary assistance required in the fields of Environment, Health-care, Community Development and Education. The team is focused and determined to help the under privileged by means of providing its financial assistance and physical assistance as and when required, in the fields mentioned above.
  It has been proudly participating in the noble causes like providing assistance to:
  Support to Old Age Homes
  Support to Orphanages
  Rain water harvesting projects
  Support to Drought Hit Villages
  Treatment for the Cancer patients
  Arranging blood donation camps and provision of equipment thereof, etc.
  In addition to the above, ARAI is also supporting the villages by building small dams and making villagers understand the importance of rain water harvesting.
  Providing electricity through Solar Energy System for schools and adding light into life of students by supporting them with lighting system in many schools.
  ARAI has lent its support to one of the organizations’ project on personality development of girls from slum area by providing them training in various outdoor games.
  Awarding schools the apparatus required for their science laboratory. Assistance for procurement of ambulance for mentally challenged girls. The SRSG is working on many other camps like sponsoring artificial limbs for partially disabled for the poor and underprivileged people.
  Further, ARAI has also supported the major project namely “Solid Waste Management (Sanitary Napkin Disposal)” with one of the NGOs and Pune Municipal Corporation.

ARAI has been awarded with the Industry Award 2017 for “Best CSR Practices” by Smt. Hiraben Nanavati Institute of Management and Research for Women, powered by Rotary Club, Pune.
SRSG Team Meetings with NGOs.
Some of the projects undertaken by NGOs with support of ARAI under CSR activity.
Construction of KT-Weir (Before)
Construction of KT-Weir (After)
Awarded Braille Machines to support the blind students
Awarded School Bus to Door Step School
Awarded Blood Storage Refrigerator to Blood Bank
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