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06th Mar. 2014
Press Release - 7 years of dedicated CG CSR activity empowers Kanjur Village, Mumbai

  • Municipal school building renovation and medical camps for local community
  • Scholarships, technical training, and women entrepreneurial skill development
  • Sustainability awareness programs


Mumbai: March 06, 2014:  Avantha Group Company CG organised a cultural event to commemorate the completion of seven years of active Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) implementation in and around its Kanjurmarg factory area, in Mumbai. Some of the CSR successes highlighted at this event were the renovation of  the local municipal school building, educational scholarships, technical training and computer literacy programs, regular health check-ups that included mammography and gynaecology tests, women’s training in entrepreneurship and handicraft making, and tree plantation.  In light of the upcoming International Women’s Day on March 8, this event also placed special emphasis on women’s empowerment and health programs that were carried out.


For the past seven years, CG along with its NGO partners, have undertaken several CSR activities in Kanjurmarg, which has produced visible results. Their flagship activity – the school building renovation and subsequent support in the form of school teachers and free tuition classes, has raised student attendance and quality of education.  The school now runs classes upto 6th Std, in the English medium.


In separate education assistance programs 52 students received scholarships, and 50 students received college fee assistance from CG. Also, students who received vocational and technical training and tuition classes are now pursuing diploma studies in Civil Engineering, Fashion Designing, Motor Mechanics and even working in the Banking & Insurance sector.


Schoolgirl dropouts who were sponsored for nursing courses are now employed or undergoing internship at a local hospital. Women have formed Self Help Groups and started their own business enterprises where they earn between INR 4000 – 25000 per month; some have been empowered to get employed in preparing and feeding children under Indian government sponsored mid-day meal scheme.


At CG, CSR is real and active with all 1500 CG employees located in 85 countries, around the world.  All CG offices around the world celebrate similar events to report and highlight their own successes and learning.


Commenting on its CSR successes, Avantha Group Company CG’s Executive Vice President & Global Head  (Human Resources), Sanjay Jorapur - said “CG takes its corporate social responsibility seriously. Both employees and Management play an active role. We currently have three major CSR focus areas - Community Outreach, Education & Skill Development, and Sustainability. We thank all our NGO partners and the local people of Kanjurmarg who have helped us succeed in all our CSR efforts and given us great personal fulfilment too.”

Mr. Sanjay Jorapur, Executive Vice President & Global Head (Human Resources)
flanked by the women of the Self Help Groups (SHG), skilled in various trades, by CG.




About CG


Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into three business groups: Power, Industrial and Consumer. CG clocks US$ 2.3 billion in revenues from product lines that cover the entire value chain of engineering offerings.


For more information on CG, please visit: www.cgglobal.com.



About Avantha


The Rs. 25,000 crores (US$4bn) Avantha Group is one of India`s leading business conglomerates. Its successful entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Salient Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass containers)


With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide. Led by Gautam Thapar, Avantha demonstrates strong leadership globally and emerges as a focused corporate, leveraging its knowledge, leadership and operations, adding lasting value for its stakeholders and investors.


For more information on Avantha, please visit www.avanthagroup.com.



For further information, please contact :


Ms. Paula Sengupta
Global Head – Communications
CG (Crompton Greaves Limited)
CG House, 10th floor
Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India

Mrs. Shravani Dang
Vice President
Group Head - Corporate Communications
Avantha Group, 1st floor, Thapar House,
24, Janpath Lane, New Delhi 110 001

T : +91 22 24237516 / 67558771

Tel (D): +91 11 41699282
Tel (B): +91 11 23368332



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