Schneider Electric bags FICCI CSR Award
At the 20th FICCI CSR Award Ceremony, Schneider Electric, a pioneer in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, won the FICCI CSR Award for its “Energy for Sustainable Livelihood” project in the food security and agriculture category. The winning project seeks to improve the lives of tribal women farmers in 10 economically underdeveloped districts in Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha (9 of the 10 districts are aspirational districts) by ensuring irrigation through 428 solar-powered irrigation systems, supporting 8356 farmer families for their agricultural use, and increasing household income.
FICCI CSR Award
“Schneider Electric strives to solve real-life problems in the most sustainable yet effective way,” said Mr. Venkat Garimella, Vice President- Strategy and Alliance & Sustainability and CSR Schneider Electric India. The Energy for Sustainable Livelihood project seeks to accelerate inclusive development for the SDGs to be realized at the local level. Our determination to assist local communities in achieving Atmanirbharta is reflected in the choice of aspirational districts. Offering a supportive environment for creating chances for farmers to live sustainably is an honour for us. We are appreciative that the FICCI and the jury recognized our efforts, and we look forward to keeping up the pace in support of our collaboration with India as it pursues Atmanirbharta (self-reliance).”
Since 2004, Schneider has been working in the field of sustainable livelihoods, and by ensuring irrigation through more than 600 solar irrigation pumps, he has improved the lives of over 10,000 farmers. By establishing a sustainable operational model for achieving food security, increasing farmer income, and improving agricultural techniques, we have been working to improve their quality of life and end the cycle of poverty. Schneider Electric wants to install 300 more solar pumps by 2025 in order to assist 6000 more farming people.