Sustainability Initiatives are an essential ingredient of KSK's Business policy and the Group embraces this responsibility that comes along with the opportunity of operating across various locations in multiple states in India. Towards this direction, our commitment to community at large moves beyond the requirement of social license to operate and to a far noble theme of
“Bringing Dignity to Life…”
One significant landmark in the Group’s initiative on tertiary healthcare is through the commencement of the large cardiac Hospital facility at Raipur named Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, with services offered free of any charge to all stakeholders, and over the year having completed 3000+ cardiac consultations and 300+ state of art cardiac surgeries at free of cost. This collaborative initiative with a charitable Trust intends to achieve a fine blend of the spirit of volunteerism and the corporate necessity to establish sustainable communities. It is anticipated that during the year, this facility would be full complete and strengthened and further setup of multiple primary medical care facilities, across various locations in the state of Chhattisgarh, would be initiated for a harmonious construct and delivery of comprehensive medical care for the surrounding communities.
Further with an effort to build healthier communities, new initiatives are being planned in the areas of hygiene education, awareness building and community medicine programmes. Also to simultaneously address the immediate term requirements, mobile health clinics (preventive and curative services at the door step), mega medical screening / diagnosis camps to address major health concerns of the community and infrastructure for availability of emergency ambulance services are being undertaken.
In the area of developing social and community infrastructure, the group has been successful in undertaking multiple pond deepening works, rain harvesting and drinking water enablement projects, rural electrification and rural connectivity initiatives. The Group’s commitment to develop/renew such common property resources that are critical for rural economy remains unaltered and is currently exploring various programmes / initiatives to develop such infrastructural facilities that would ultimately improve the community's access to basic utilities, services and resultantly enhance livelihood opportunities.
In the area of education, the programmes that were initiated during the previous years, in the areas of vocational training facilitation, education scholarships, are being continued and new activities are being planned to sustain the local government schools as well as the nutritional requirements of children attending thereto.
It would be heartening to note that, moving forward, in addition to marshalling additional resources for dedicated pursuit of these various initiatives, the Group intends to learn from the experiences of various other specialist agencies, especially the Chairman’s independent efforts / initiatives in the areas of community development and support to undertake initiatives that contribute to build a better and environmentally sustainable way of life for all stake-holders including consumers, shareholders, employees, local community and society at large.