As an expression of support, Avashya Foundation, the CSR arm of Allcargo Logistics distributed essential seeds to families from the vulnerable sections of the society. To mark the birthday of Honourable Mr Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman, Allcargo Logistics Ltd, and Mrs Arathi Shetty, Chairperson CSR Committee, the CSR team distributed rice and vegetable seeds. The initiative was undertaken to encourage household food security and foster income generation for the villagers in Raigad Maharashtra.
Adhering to the social distancing norms, 130 tribal families were supported from five villages in Panvel Block of Raigad district. Distributed by Avashya Foundation volunteers, the team partnered with Savali, an NGO working in the area of education, health, and relief.
“We understand that the nationwide lockdown has relentlessly affected regular livelihood of the underprivileged sections of the society. Given the current scenario, at Allcargo we understand that empowering marginalised communities is now important more than ever. As a result, there was no better way for us to express our support than by distributing rice seeds for cultivation and vegetable bearing seeds to the villagers in Maharashtra. We undertook this initiative to provide 130 families with the objective of making them self-reliant. The initiative not only helps them earn their livelihood but also provides for their nutritious requirements in the future.” said Dr. Nilratan Shende – GM CSR, Allcargo Logistics Ltd.
This initiative is in line with the Chairman and Chairperson’s passion for environment-based initiatives and the need for the creation of self-reliant communities. Allcargo’s intent to expand the natural green cover and protect the local biodiversity is evident from their mission to plant One million fruit bearing trees. Of which 6.5 lakh trees have already been planted in rural Maharashtra. The Foundation has been continuously working in villages in Panvel block – Raigad district since 2019 to set up a holistic village development model for the betterment of the locals. Similarly, Allcargo through its PMKK centre is preparing young minds for the future workforce.
Avashya Foundation is consistently committed to developing a people-centred growth model by making the community a stakeholder in social progress and economic well-being. The Foundation has been instrumental in spearheading broad-based initiatives across areas supported by its employees, NGO partners, their subsidiaries and associates.
Source:- Daily Shipping Times