Established in 1980, the primary aim of Tata Chemical Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) is to initiate and support community development programmes in and around regions where Tata Chemicals Limited facilities are located. And while each region is different in terms of geographic spread, subcultures and socio-economic requirements, TCSRD strives to protect, nurture and uplift the communities by adopting an integrated approach to development and designing region-specific need-based programmes.
TCSRD’s activities cover the areas of Building Economic Capital, Ensuring Environmental Integrity, Enablers for Social, Economic & Environmental Development and Building Social Capital.
To promote a participatory approach, along with inclusion of other partners who provide skills, knowledge, expertise and funds to enhance the effort and reach a larger number of people focused on managing natural resources and protecting the environment. Key programmes include land and water management activities, waste management, and preservation of biodiversity and mitigation of climate change impacts.
To promote livelihood opportunities and enhance the quality of life of the rural households dependent on agriculture, allied activities and other non-agriculture based activities. Every intervention is working towards the goal of No Poverty and Zero Hunger.
To create and facilitate development across social, economic and environmental to provide a better and higher standard of life for people across all strata of society, from all economic backgrounds and of any gender. The enablers for all three critical elements of development are health, wellness and education. These help ensure long-term sustainability of interventions.
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.