GAIL remains committed towards taking up CSR projects that benefit the communities in & around its work centres and results over a period of time, in enhancing the quality of life & economic well‐being of the local populace. Your Company adopts a multi-stakeholder approach, collaborating with communities, government and nongovernment organisations, academic institutions and others, in an effort to identify emerging issues, develop projects and effectively respond to challenges. GAIL endeavours to follow best practices in identifying, implementing, sustaining and monitoring its CSR interventions to maximize sustainability, scalability and transparency. GAIL believes that, it is in responding to the needs of the people, benefitting communities and protecting the environment which will ultimately lead to the goal of sustainable progress of the larger community.
While GAIL has undertaken CSR projects and programmes on various subjects and areas as identified in Schedule VII of the statute, based on our experience of working with the communities surrounding our business areas, your company has chosen seven fields as the focus areas for intervention from among those prescribed in Schedule VII. These seven focus areas remain at the heart of all our CSR interventions, and have been appropriately termed GAIL Hriday.