Birla Carbon Gummidipoondi supports livelihoods for local communities

Gummidipoondi, India – We support the Kaushalya Project, a skills training center for unemployed rural youth that provides instruction in three trades – fitting, welding and hairdressing – with 70% of participants subsequently securing placements. We also train local women through the Women Economic Empowerment Initiative (ANYA) in 11 skills, including tailoring, embroidery, gardening and liquid soap making. Through district administration, we provided food supplies for migrant contract laborers who were working with us before the lockdown and were stranded in nearby villages. We also provided supplies for laborers stranded at the state border.