Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) lies at the heart of all activities at Maini, since our establishment. It has been our guiding force long before it became a mandate. We work to create a better world today by giving back to the communities we operate in. Gramothan foundation is one such initiative that strives to bring positive change to the lives of the tribal and rural poor and the underprivileged through social upliftment and economic empowerment by creating sustainable development models that equip them with the skills and resources needed to ensure lasting change.
Gramothan Foundation is the brain child of Dr. S.K.Maini, the founder of the Maini Group of Companies, who sincerely believed that it was imperative for his organizations to contribute towards improving the quality of life in tribal and rural India. Gramothan Foundation was set up in 2009 to primarily eradicate poverty, usher in literacy and development at a much faster pace in the rural areas which constitute nearly 68–70 % of our countries population. Our factories have incorporated solar energy and recycling as appropriate, but it goes beyond ensuring all group companies use environment-friendly processes to manufacture environment-friendly products. CSR encompasses larger responsibilities to environment, consumers, employees, other stakeholders and the world at large, always considering how our activities impact them and proactively fostering community growth and development.
The primary object of Gramothan is to improve the quality life of Tribal and Rural India. 84% of the population of the rural India currently (600 million) are poor. Gramothan Foundation, by initiating variety of actions will target for eliminating poor from rural India in the shortest possible time.
The major emphasis while improving the quality of life will be through involvement of the villagers themselves. Gramothan Foundation will only teach them, help them, train them and facilitate them in improving the productivity of their land by better farming methods of their cattle by more effective usage of wastages, of their spare time by providing skills through training and thereafter work. The emphasis will be for villages to be self-sufficient as far as possible individually and certainly when considered them in small clusters.