This is a key cross-cutting theme in all our programmes for long term sustainability. The areas of intervention are women empowerment, reducing inequality of marginalised communities through Affirmative Action, community engagement, strengthening of Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), partnerships for achieving goals and setting up sustainable social enterprise models.

  • Women empowerment
  • Community engagement
  • Reducing inequality of marginalised communities through Affirmative Action
  • Women Empowerment
    TCSRD believes that societal development remains incomplete without the participation of women. Women act as torch-bearers for the next generation, as they play the role of the first teacher for their children. In the rural scenario, although women contribute equally in generating income for the family by participation in agricultural and farm-based activities and perform household chores, their contributions are not counted at par with other male members. TCSRD strives to bring in economic independence through various interventions
  • Reducing Inequality of Marginalised Communities Through Affirmative Action
    Tata Chemicals has adopted the Tata Affirmative Action programmes to reach out to the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe population that is deprived of development opportunities. The Affirmative Action programmes is a commitment to ensure equal opportunity to the socially and backward sections of society by mainstreaming them with developmental initiatives. All programmes and interventions have a component of affirmative action wherein an average of 20% benefits accrues to people the Affirmative Action programmes include education, from socially backward communities. The focus areas under employability, entrepreneurship development, employment and essential amenities.
  • Community Engagement
    Engagement programmes are an essential part of our development work. Throughout the year, a number of informal and formal sessions are conducted which help interactions with the community apart from programme specific meetings and facilitate working together. This is a targeted approach for engaging with sections of youth, women and community leaders.

Impact 2019-20

1,280
Women covered under self-help groups


Siddhi Vinayak coconut fibre cluster
Nilpa Gosai

Name of Intervention: Social Empowerment
Name of Beneficiary: Nilpa Gosai
Location: Arambhada, Devbhumi Dwarka

“I am Nilpa Gosai, vice president of Dwarkadish mandal. However, when I joined in 2014, I was only a housewife who lacked confidence in myself and my abilities. Now I have complete confidence in my abilities. I undertook tailoring, beauty parlour and bead work training, constantly adding more skills to my repertoire. I have undergone computer training as well, which allows me to handle all the SHG accounts online.”

Name of Intervention: Pink Auto Programme
Name of Beneficiary: Women
Location: Mithapur, Devbhumi Dwarka 

Training for driving auto rickshaw was provided to 25 women in partnership with Atul Auto Ltd TCSRD promoted a group of 15 women of ‘Ek Pahal’ SHG belonging to Affirmative Action category by supporting them to purchase auto rickshaws. TCSRD conducted awareness, counselling and registration in Okhamandal taluka for promotion of Government’s pink auto project. TCSRD supported these women by making the down payment of their loan.

Pink Auto Programme