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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 Corporate Social Responsibility Group (CSRG) at ARAI
ARAI had taken up Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative voluntarily in 2008. Over the last five years, it has supported many social projects in the areas of environment, education & health, and provided financial assistance of over Rs.64 lakh to various 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 this year, following twelve projects were supported under CSR.


ARAI CSR Group

Financial Assistance to deserving projects

  Support to Old Age Home
  Financial assistance was provided for procurement of cupboards for the inmates of MATOSHREE VRUDDHASHRAM, an old age home run by Raja Shri Shivrai Pratishan.
  Supporting Poor Cancer Patients
  Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) is an NGO working for Total Management of Cancer as a disease since 1969. CPAA has a tradition of untiring service to needy cancer patients from all over India, and neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan. CPAA is an empathetic, reassuring, non-medical presence that has supported the treatment and overall needs of more than 3 lakhs cancer patients. ARAI has provided financial assistance for treatment of poor and needy cancer patients.
  Pharmacy Refrigerator for Blood Bank
  Jankalyan Raktapedhi (JKRP) Pune, a renowned Blood Bank for last 30 years, has been provided with a 750 liter capacity pharmacy refrigerator for safe storage of blood and other critical components.
  Support to Drought Hit Villages
  Supply of Water and Water Storage Tanks
  Many villages in the state of Maharashtra experienced a severe drought during the summer of 2013. ARAI in association Aai Janhit Bahu Samajsevi Sanstha, which is an NGO, supplied water and water storage tanks to the drought hit areas of Marathwada.
  Sponsoring Cattle Feed
  The severe drought of 2013 summer in Maharashtra also led to scarcity of cattle fodder. ARAI, under its CSR initiative, sponsored cattle feed at one of the animal camps organized by Bhartiya Kisan Sangh near Purandar, District Pune.
  Caring for the Environment
  Institute of Natural Organic Agriculture (INORA) is a division of KNOW-HOW FOUNDATION, a Pune based NGO working in the field of recycling of organic waste in housing societies, hotels, school, temple, and household. As part of CSR activity, shredder for composting garden waste has been funded to INORA, for installation in select schools and housing societies in Kothrud, Pune.
  Solar Energy System for Orphanage
  Sadhana Village, a NGO established 1994, located in Kelvan, Tal. Mulshi, is engaged in care and rehabilitation of mentally challenged adults. This NGO has also started a school for providing quality education to children in and around the valley area. Under the CSR initiative, ARAI has supported this NGO by funding solar energy system.
  Installation of Rain Water Harvesting
  Vidyarthi Sahayyak Samiti (VSS), Pune, a Non-Government charitable organization, provides lodging, boarding facilities at a nominal cost to students (boys and girls) from economically weaker sections of the society, who come to Pune to pursue higher education. VSS also conducts various programs aimed at personality development and character building for the benefit of the students. ARAI has provided financial assistance for installing rain water harvesting facility at their girls hostel (Sumitra Sadan).
  Provision of Lighting System
  Rugna Seva Sadan, run by Nana Palkar Smriti Samiti (NPSS), operates a dialysis center and pathology laboratory for patients affected by cancer, TB, etc. It provides free services to poor patients and charges a nominal fee for others. ARAI has provided LED lighting system for this organization's which has helped in reducing its electricity consumption by about 30%.
  Promotion of Sports
  Jagruti Pratishtan, a Pune based organization, is involved in promoting sports and encouraging participation of under-privileged children. ARAI has lent its support to this organization's project on personality development of girls from slum area by providing them training in various outdoor games.
  Provision of Tools and Equipment
  Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal (SSM) has been active in integrated rural development since 1959. Started as a small school, SSM has now grown into a 200 acre development hub in Nanded and Beed districts of Maharashtra. As part of CSR activity, ARAI has funded for purchasing of tools and equipments for their new technical school.
  Sponsorship for Golden Jubilee Celebration of Karve Institute of Social Service
  Karve Institute of Social Service was established on 9th November 1963 in commemoration of Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve. The institute, since its inception, is serving the society and imparting training to aspiring professionals. ARAI has sponsored a souvenir on the occasion of their Golden Jubilee Year Celebration.
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