In India, here are various sections of society that struggle for equality in all areas of life - be it social or economic. The goal of TCSRD under the umbrella of Building Social Capital is to provide equality of opportunities across all stratas of society, irrespective of gender, religion or caste. TCSRD works towards this by focussing on four main pillars - Social Inclusion, Promoting Social Enterprises, Capacity Building and Leveraging Partnerships. All interventions under these pillars tackle four main aspects - Gender Equality; Reduced Inequality; Partnerships; Sustainable Social Enterprise Models.

  • 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 from socially backward communities. The focus areas under the Affirmative Action programmes include education, 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.
Nilpa Gosai

Testimonials

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

“I am Nilpa Gosai, the vice president of Dwarkadish mandal. However, when I joined in 2014, I was only a housewife who lacked confidence in myself and my abilities. After being encouraged by my husband to join the mandal, I became part of it and soon, I was given the record keeping responsibilities - allowing me to pick up and learn new skills. Now I have complete confidence in my abilities. I also undertook tailoring, beauty parlour and bead work training, constantly adding more skills to my repertoire, while also travelling to other villages and teaching the women these skills as well. In addition, I have undergone computer training as well, which allows me to handle all the SHG accounts online. Today, I’m not just more confident and assured, but I also earn Rs.6,000 to Rs.8,000 per month.”.

Impact 2019-20

1,280 Women covered under self-help groups