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Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation

Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation was set up on October 2, 1998
with the objective of providing an alternative model of rural development in
the country, which is sustainable, replicable and ever evolving.

Initiating the program of Rural Development within a small number of 35


villages, LHWRF has now succeeded in revitalizing, revamping and recreating
life in 2,200 villages in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and
Uttarakhand States of India, which has led to LHWRF emerging as one of the
largest NGOs in the country. The Foundation has been successful in making a
big difference in the development of poverty-ridden villages, and especially
in the life of the poorest of the poor and empowerment of large number of
women in these areas.

Today LHWRF on its part is a catalyst, and an observer of a self-evolving, self-


sustaining spectacular transformation.

Background

Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation is an independent entity of


Lupin implementing Lupin CSR activities all over India. This organization has
been registered under Societies act/ trust acts and exempted under 35 acres
and 80 G. LHWRF is also entitled to take foreign funding through its FCRA
account. LHWRF has staff of 65 permanent employees along with the 700
project based employees. CSR staff of LHWRF is engaged fully & singularly
for CSR activities.

Objectives

Social
To develop proper social, cultural, scientific and spiritual attitudes amidst the
rural community.
To instill in villagers, especially women, children, youth and older people an
urge, and keenness to work for their own development.
To develop an attitude towards living a healthy life and taking concrete steps
in that direction.

Economic
To help create more job opportunities particularly for unemployed youth and
women.
To strengthen primary occupations like agriculture and animal husbandry
through higher output and value addition.
To strengthen secondary occupations such as cottage industry, handicrafts
and service sector through quality enhancement and wider market
acceptability.

Infrastructure
To create basic infrastructure facilities for the community such as;
Provision for drinking water
Building internal roads
Basic Sanitation
Formal Education
Community centers
Electrification
Training cum production centers etc.

Scale Up Strategy
The Company believes that to have visible impact of its CSR operations
scalability is important. Therefore, company closely works with Central or
State Government departments as well as with international organizations to
achieve its objectives. The convergence and collaborations are the integral
part of its strategy.

Funding
The investments made in the CSR activity are mobilized from the company
and from Central and State Governments. The monitoring is being carried out
by the resource giving agencies. The resources which are mobilized from
Central and State Government are being audited by the respective
government departments.
The company has also carried out its social audit from the external
organization like Deloitte & Touche, for all the resources deployed from State
or Central Government departments & the Company.

Economic Development

Agriculture
Beekeeping
The Foundation imparted Training Program on Beekeeping and subsequently,
provided microfinance loan to the tune of Rs.21.48 mn and 18,035 boxes
with colonies to start beekeeping activity. Bharatpur is currently known as
one of the largest honey producing districts touching 1200 tons of honey per
year and employing more than 3250 youth and farmers. This is an outcome
of the Beekeeping initiative rolled out by LHWRF in early 1980s.
Soil Reclamation
The Soil Reclamation Program in Bharatpur district is another significant
program introduced by the Foundation. This program has changed 5987
hectares of unproductive land to productive through 5000 MT gypsum
treatment. Taking inspiration from our program, the Rajasthan Government
has announced a state-wide subsidy of 50% for soil reclamation in the state
of Rajasthan.

Animal Husbandry
Fisheries/Aquaculture
There are 3157 panchayat ponds in Bharatpur district villages. The program
of desilting of ponds has helped in water conservation and digging of new
ponds. At present about 200 tons of fish is being produced providing an
income of Rs.70 lakh, which is likely to be
increased to Rs.10 mn in the next two years.

Breed improvement
A loan of about Rs.19 Cr was disbursed to the farmers to purchase 11494
buffaloes for breed improvement. To improve the breed, 19 Artificial
Insemination centers were opened and 230 murrah bulls were provided to
BPL families costing around Rs.40 lakh. Animal husbandry program was
replicated on a larger scale by the Government of Rajasthan by preparing
and submitting a pilot project with a total outlay of Rs.12.5 Cr to the Central
Government for alleviating poverty of 13,000 BPL families. Government of
India has sanctioned the project.

Milk Marketing
Besides providing milk production enhancement methods LHWRF also
created new channels of marketing for the community in order to bring out
the desired impact. The Foundation established 220 milk collection centers.
This initiative helped in proper milk marketing channels, which helped the
village women to sell milk in their own villages, and also paved way to set up
6 milk chilling plants of 2000 litre capacity in partnership with Mother Dairy.

Rural Industries
Skill Upgradation & Vocational Training
The Foundation has identified 98 vocational trades, of which 23 trades were
identified as potential trades for employment and imparted training to 17221
youth.

Micro Finance
In order to provide the rural people with an alternate credit arrangement, a
loan of Rs.776 lakhs from SIDBI and RMK helped 2406 youth in starting their
own enterprise for setting up 9949 units thereby providing employment to
14,675 people.

Rural Industrialization Program


Through a single project Rural Industrialization Project supported by SIDBI
in two phases, an amount of Rs. 68.4 mn was mobilized, which helped
providing employment to 2655 youth by establishing 885 units in Bharatpur
and Karauli districts.

Technology Infusion
The noteworthy initiative of technology infusion resulted in considerable
reduction in fuel consumption by 30% and income raised to 20%. Life
expectancy of the artisans has also increased from 40 years to normal and
new generation is coming forward to take up this artisanship. Due to this
intervention, life expectancy of artisans engaged in bangle making increased
from 40 years to normal and new generation has come forward to take up
various artisanship, which is on the verge of extinction.

Social Development
Health
Mobile surgical camps
Due to health and medical services provided by the Foundation at the door
step of the villagers, about 58,398 patients received treatment and 10,867
surgical operations were conducted. Apart from the above, the Foundation
has also forged collaboration with international organizations and organized
two medical camps exclusively for women and children.

Eradiation of Tuberculosis (TB)


Till date, 10,600 persons were diagnosed for TB by carrying out sputum test,
x-ray etc. The identified TB patients were provided medicines from Lupin
along with other support. To have regular follow up and to cover more and
more patients, 76 persons were given training to work as DOT volunteers,
who are at present actively working in the rural area.

HIV-AIDS Target Intervention


The Foundation has been entrusted the task of working amongst 5 High Risk
Groups, viz., Migrant Labour, Male having Sex with Male (MSM), Truckers,
Intravenous Drug Users (IDU) and Female Sex Workers (FSW) sanctioned by
NACO through Rajasthan State Aids Control Society. Under this project, 314
patients have been subjected to HIV tests, of which 18 cases of HIV+ve have
been detected. Their treatment, support and counselling is being carried out
regularly.

Integrated Child Development Scheme


The Foundation has been successfully and effectively implementing the ICDS
project since 1994 in 100 villages of Kumher block of Bharatpur by setting up
171 Anganwadi Centres. The annual project outlay of ICDS is Rs.90 lakh.
Over a span of 14 years, about 180,000 children in the age group of 0-6
years, 21,500 pregnant women, 27,400 lactating mothers and 11,700
adolescent girls have benefited from this program. The significant
achievement of the program has been the reduction in Infant Mortality Rate
(IMR) to 24 per 1000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) to 40 per
100,000 deliveries.

Education
Child Labour Schools
To educate child labours, who are deprived of education, 8 schools are
operating in Bharatpur district, where 400 students are receiving education.
The project is being run in collaboration with State and Central Government.

Lok Jumbish
To provide elementary education to the most vulnerable sections of the
Society, Lok Jumbish scheme was implemented in 58 villages of Mewat areas
under Kaman block of Bharatpur district, under which 7143 students
received elementary education making them capable for reading and writing.

Samudayik Janshala
25 full-time Janshala schools were opened for the benefit of 3065 children
from the slum areas, where no schools were available in and around
Bharatpur. This program was highly successful. As a result, the Government
of Rajasthan converted all the 25 schools into Government Primary Schools.

Career Counselling
More than 630 students Class X, XI and XII benefit from the career
counselling.

Social Security
The Foundation has also initiated an innovative idea of covering all the heads
of families, who are the bread-earners from poor and BPL families under
social security/insurance schemes. As a result, 40,311 poor persons have
been covered under various insurance schemes in the area of operation of
four states.
Women Empowerment
Self Help Group (SHG) Promotion
Total 4000 Self Help Groups (SHG) were formed with a membership of around
50,000 women. In Sindhudurg, Mahila Mahasangh was formed with 40 SHGs
and 480 members, under which Lupin Swayampurna Gramin Mahila Project
was established.

Self-employment to Women
More than 19,000 women were provided loan to establish their own small
enterprises for income generation.
Infrastructure Development

Village link & internal roads


The Foundation has constructed 60 kms link roads with a cost of Rs.100 lakh
in order to bridge the missing links in the villages. Village Internal Road of
38,575 running meter of village internal roads constructed in 104 villages
with a cost of Rs.300 lakhs. This has improved connectivity between villages
thereby increasing the income through sale of agricultural products.

Physical Facilities in Schools


Physical facilities such as; rooms, toilet, boundary wall etc. have been
constructed in 432 schools.

Low Cost Houses


Total 507 low cost houses have been constructed in the districts of
Bharatpur, Bhopal, and Rishikesh.

Major Watershed Projects


In a major initiative, the Foundations Bhopal Center has successfully
completed various watershed projects in Madhya Pradesh, viz., (1) Barna Milli
Watershed project in 9080 hectares of land costing Rs. 2.42 cr (2) Jamner
Watershed Project in 3960 hectares of land costing Rs.0.23 cr, (3) Rajgarh
District Watershed project in 3820 hectares costing Rs. 1.14 cr.

In 16 villages from Rajgarh and Thanagazi blocks of Alwar district, the


Foundation has implemented four micro watershed projects under
Employment Assurance Scheme of Government of Rajasthan covering 2120
hectares with a project cost of Rs. 85 lakh.

Farmers Success Story


Sohan Singhs 2 acres of land was hardly enough to produce cereals for
meeting his familys consumption needs. Having received timely aid from
LHWRF, today Sohan enjoys a sustainable means of income that have paved
the way for a life of dignity.

LHWRF established one model dairy for Sohan Singh. After ensuring a
sufficient production of milk, a cooling plant with a capacity of 2,000 litres
was commissioned by Mother Dairy. With this initiative, Sohan Singh drew a
commission of Rs. 0.70 per litre. A latest Chinese model biogas plant was
also installed that ensured optimum utilisation of cow dung to provide
cooking gas for women, slurry for soil enrichment and light for children to
read. Furthermore, the Foundation also arranged for loan from RMK and Bank
to purchase Murrah buffaloes, which alone ensured a monthly income of Rs.
5,000-6,000.

Today, Sohan has a reason to smile. I had never imagined that I would
become a successful dairy owner with only 2 acres of land. Currently, my
earning through this integrated model dairy is Rs.15,000 to Rs. 20,000 per
month. Earlier, my source of income was sufficient only for producing cereals
for consumption. Today, the situation has changed and my sources of income
are Dairy, Vermi-compost, Bio-gas, natural insemination, milk collection
center and animal feed. This has been possible because of the motivational,
technical and financial support from Lupin, says Sohan.

Hidden in the success of Sohan Singh, is the fact that LHWRF presents a
model for the farmers of the country to come out of distress.

Initiatives
Lupin HWRF has taken following innovative and new initiatives under its CSR
activities:

Building local level institutions LGVP


Convergence for scalability
Identification of potential areas for futuristic development
Conversion of problems into potentials

Institution Building: Lupin Gram Vikas Panchayat


To implement & execute the activities at village level, local level institution in
the name of Lupin Gram Vikas Panchayat (LGVP) (Village Development
Committee) have been formed. LGVP consists of representatives from
different village communities, who are dedicated to the cause of service and
village development. Impact: The World Bank has replicated our model under
the program of District Poverty Initiative Program (DPIP) by forming Common
Interest Groups of the pattern of the LGVP.
Civil & Infrastructure Work
The contribution in the form of man, material and cash is must for any
developmental work. Villagers were motivated to contribute certain
percentage of estimated cost of the work, rest of the money come from Lupin
and Government. This work of infrastructure was executed by the committee
of villagers namely LGVP. Their contribution and execution of work by them
gave a sense of ownership to the developmental activities.

Impact: Government has announced a policy intervention in the name of


Apna Gaon Apna Kam. Lupins pattern of working with communitys
contribution has impressed the State Government to announce policy
intervention which became applicable to the entire state of Rajasthan i.e.
38,000 villages.

Impact of Lupin programs


Economic upgradation of BPL families:
55,708 families economically upgraded through agriculture, animal
husbandry & rural industry activities of organizations operational area.

Reduction of poverty in district:


Lupin Foundation has selected entire Bharatpur district for holistic Rural
Development. In 1988 when we started our program the incidence of poverty
was 34%. The multifaceted activities of economic and social development
were under taken in close collaboration with District and State Government
departments. At present, the incidence of poverty is around 12%. We hope to
bring it down to nearly 6% by 2015.

Reach
LHWRF has now succeeded in revitalizing, revamping and recreating life in
2200 villages in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand
States of India.

Milestones

Year 1990
Merit certificate by the District Administration for Excellent Social Service &
Rural Development of Independence Day.

Year 1991
FICCI Award for outstanding achievement in rural development by Prime
Minister of India.
Year 1992
ICMA Award for innovative and purposeful programs for social progress.

Year 1993
PHD chamber of commerce award for Corporate Citizen.

Year 1994
Jamnalal Bajaj Award for outstanding contribution in Rural Development.

Year 1995
Bhamashah Award for contribution in the field of Education by Chief Minister
of Rajasthan.

Year 1996
World Bank recognized LHWRF as specialist social assessment Agency.

Year 1997
Represented NGOs from India to present Indian NGO scene, at United
Nations.

Year 1998
Merit certificate by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan for voluntary and social
services.

Year 1999
RMK recognized LHWRF as a Nodal Agency for Northern India for micro credit
for women.

Year 2000
Nominated as Member of the State level Grant-in-Aid Committee at Lok
Jumbish.

Year 2001
Nominated in FICCI and CIIs Rural Development Core Group.

Year 2002
Nominated in CAPARTs governing body.

Year 2003
Business world FICCI-SEDF Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2003 by Ex-
President of India Shri K R Narayanan.

Year 2004
Appointed as Outreach office of Rashtriya Mahila Kosh.
Year 2005
Selected by CII for representing India on strengthening of South Asian
Alliance for Responsibility Business (SARB) at Kathmandu.
Selected by State Government as lead NGO for Jal Abhiyan (Water Campaign)
for Bharatpur division.

Year 2006
FICCI Ladies Organization Award Outstanding Institution for Women Welfare
by FICCIs Secretary General Shri Amit Mitra and FLOs President Mrs Usha
Agarwal.
Best NGO Award from NABARD for significant work done in area of SHG
formation and Bank Linkages.
RMK selected Lupin as one of the member of the Delegation to participate
the Global Micro Credit Summit 2006 at Halifax, Canada.
Selected as the specialist NGO Member in the State level Committee of Jal
Abhiyan (Water Campaign) Phase-2.