Health, Sanitation and Water

PROVISION OF 20 MOTORIZED TRICYCLES FOR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS, TRIVANDRUM

Project for providing 20 motorized three wheelers to persons with loco motor disabilities under the CSR initiative of AAI was taken up at Alappuzha District in Kerala. The district is situated in-between Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi International airports. As the district has high number of persons with locomotors disabilities, during previous 2-3 year few PSEs and Public Sector Banks have extended support to this population by providing motorized three wheelers. The total expenditure of the project was Rs. 13, 00,000/-.

The project was implemented by AAI Trivandrum Airport in coordination with the district Authority/local govt bodies. The beneficiaries of the said motorized three wheelers are certified as persons with disabilities as per Govt. norms by appropriate local government authority.

Disaster Management

Relief and Rehabilitation - Uttarakhand Flood

Airports Authority of India extended round-the-clock operations facility at Jolly Grant Airport in an excellent coordination between AAI, State Government of Uttarakhand and the Indian Air Force to enable seamless flow of Choppers, Aircraft and Ground Operations for the relief operations in the natural calamity hit State. AAI set up a Help Desk-cum-Relief Camp to extend emergency services for the flood victims and provide possible help and cooperation to the passengers, their relatives and well-wishers at the airports. AAI organised 8 ten seater mobile toilet vans, 6 telephone connection, and 2 ambulances with team of doctors, drinking water and food facility at the temporary shelter / camps. AAI has waived off the landing parking charges for relief flights operation through this airport.

Airports Authority of India employees contributed one day salary towards Prime Minister Relief Fund. A cheque for an amount of about Rs. 3.20 crores was sent towards contribution to the Prime Minister Relief Fund in aid of the relief operations to help the devastated towns and villages of the flood affected State. Moreover, AAI is planning to adopt one village for its rebuilding and rehabilitation of worst affected due to the natural calamity in Uttarakhand.

AAI played an important role in providing disaster relief to the flood affected population in Leh in 2010.

Skills Development

‘AASHA’ Skill Training Programme for Underprivileged Women, Jaipur

AAI has started a six months skills development programme in 2012 for unemployed women living in ‘Sanganer’ area near Jaipur Airport. The programme trains 180 women in 16 bathes on cutting and tailoring, soft toys making and tie and dye. In order to provide better access to the training opportunity, the project is implemented in a centre based within the community where the beneficiaries live. The initiative has not only opened up new opportunities for the unemployed women of the community for gainful employment, but also opened up empowerment opportunities through collectivisation.

"YUVA STAR" Skills Training Programme For Underprivileged Youth

Airports Authority of India in partnership with the NIIT Foundation has started a state-of-the art Career Development Centre. The project has commenced from August 2011. The Centre provides job oriented training to over 500 youth every year, from the underserved sections of the society who live near the vicinity of the airport.

The Career Development Centre offers short term courses such as Service Industry Certification (SIC) programmes and training programmes in Soft Skill Development to upgrade the skills of youth in order to provide them employment opportunities. Till date over 300 young students have been trained through this project, out of which 7 students have been placed in various jobs.

It is an established fact that, a majority of Indian workforce need employable skills and employment opportunities to improve their economic condition. In this context, AAI seeks to play a considerable role in improving employability of underprivileged youth living within the vicinity of airports through this CSR initiative.

Courses offered: The Career Development Centre offers job oriented courses. The courses help students learn new skills and enhance their existing skills with aim to make them job-ready in a short period. Employment assistance is provided to the eligible students. Besides, the students from the AAI schools are trained on non-job oriented courses like, Basic IT and English.

Environment

Airports Authority of India Paper Recycling Unit

Paper is such a commodity closely related to usage in our daily lives and the use of paper in our day-today life remains indispensable. With increase in industrialization, growth and literacy etc the per capita consumption of paper is growing every year.Therefore, recycling and reuse of paper also becomes immensely significant.

The corporate world has a major role to play to promote the use of recycled paper in order to contribute to environment conservation and sustainable development in a meaningful way. Airports Authority of India has played an important Role in improving the life of people living in the vicinity of Airports through its numerous social welfare schemes. “Giving back to the community where we live and work, a commitment towards sustainable growth of communities” is the message sent to all, as the major objective of CSR of AAI and setting up of the Paper Recycling Unit in Delhi was the first CSR project which was undertaken, an initiative by the team member of Kalyanmayee under the guidance of President Kalyanmayee, Airports Authority of India Women Welfare Association, Mrs.Archana Agrawal. The Paper Recycling Unit was inaugurated by Chairman, AAI, Shri V.P. Agrawal, and Mrs. Archana Agrawal, President, AAIWWA on 2nd October, 2009. AAI became the first PSU in India to establish this Paper Recycling Unit to support the cause G.R.O.W (Government Recycled Office Waste).

The Objectives of AAI CSR Projects are to carry out activities for the development of the socially and economically marginalized communities and the underserved sections of the society at large, and to undertake social cultural and educational activities for the benefit of the members and their families.Paper unit is providing employment to 21 People. Most of the workers engaged at the unit were earlier working in the then AAI residential colony at Mahipalpur, New Delhi as Washer man, domestic help etc. and were displaced due to taking over of AAI residential colony by DIAL. We brought them here, taught them skill and gave them back their dignity.

At Present, AAI Paper Recycling Unit(AAIPRU) set up and functional at New Delhi under Regional Executive Director(NR) being one of the prime Corporate Social Responsibility Projects of AAI is an example amongst PSUs to integrate business practices and CSR.

Paper is such a commodity closely related to usage in our daily lives and the use of paper in our day-today life remains indispensable. With increase in industrialization, growth and literacy etc the per capita consumption of paper is growing every year. Therefore, recycling and reuse of paper also becomes immensely significant.

The corporate world has a major role to play to promote the use of recycled paper in order to contribute to environment conservation and sustainable development in a meaningful way. Airports Authority of India has played an important Role in improving the life of people living in the vicinity of Airports through its numerous social welfare schemes. “Giving back to the community where we live and work, a commitment towards sustainable growth of communities” is the message sent to all, as the major objective of CSR of AAI and setting up of the Paper Recycling Unit in Delhi was the first CSR project which was undertaken, an initiative by the team member of Kalyanmayee under the guidance of President Kalyanmayee, Airports Authority of India Women Welfare Association, Mrs.Archana Agrawal. The Paper Recycling Unit was inaugurated by Chairman, AAI, Shri V.P. Agrawal, and Mrs. Archana Agrawal, President, AAIWWA on 2nd October, 2009. AAI became the first PSU in India to establish this Paper Recycling Unit to support the cause G.R.O.W (Government Recycled Office Waste)

The Objectives of AAI CSR Projects are to carry out activities for the development of the socially and economically marginalized communities and the underserved sections of the society at large, and to undertake social cultural and educational activities for the benefit of the members and their families.Paper unit is providing employment to 21 People. Most of the workers engaged at the unit were earlier working in the then AAI residential colony at Mahipalpur, New Delhi as Washer man, domestic help etc. and were displaced due to taking over of AAI residential colony by DIAL. We brought them here, taught them skill and gave them back their� dignity.

At Present, AAI Paper Recycling Unit(AAIPRU) set up and functional at New Delhi under Regional Executive Director(NR) being one of the prime Corporate Social Responsibility Projects of AAI is an example amongst PSUs to integrate business practices and CSR.

AAI Paper recycling Unit has produced approx. 182 tons of paper till May, 2014 by recycling office paper waste. The notional value of paper products delivered to AAI by AAIPRU is to the tune of Rs.1,66,00,000/- (Rupees One Crore Sixty Six Lakhs approx.).When everyone is discussing Global Warming at national and International forum Some interesting facts about till May,2014 environment contribution by AAI Paper Recycling Unit alone are:

AAIPRU has saved 3105 grown up trees by recycling paper

AAIPRU has saved 748804.5 KW hrs of electricity

AAIPRU has saved 365 barrels of oil

AAIPRU has saved 1278447 gallons of water

AAIPRU has saved 547 cubic yards of landfill space.

AAIPRU has saved 3105 grown up trees which can process 45658 tons of carbon dioxide which is a significant greenhouse gas causing global warming.

Environment Awareness Initiative taken by AAIPRU: Due of its relevancein present environment the unit has attracted students from many renowned schools in Delhi and NCR. During summer vacations of the year 2011, 2012, 2013& 2014 students of renowned schools viz., Sri Ram School, Aravali, NCR, DPS (RK Puram, VasantKunj) Modern School, Sherwood Convent, DLF, NirmalBhartia School, Dwarka, have done 10 days internship and learned paper recycling process, crafting and its importance in supporting and conserving environment.

This unit has proved its credential both nationally and internationally have won Eco-innovation award “Golden Peacock Award” in year 2012, won the Times of India and Teflas “FRAME CSR Award” for the year 2012 and got “Asia’s Best CSR practice Award” in August, 2013 at Singapore. This Unit has adopted the Environment Management System and now is ISO 14001:2004 certified Unit w.e.f. November,2013.

The paper recycling unit converts paper waste collected from AAI Offices across the country, into useful paper stationery products like Kobra File covers, Folders, Visiting cards, Envelopes ( all size), letter heads, Invitation Cards, Greeting Cards, Calendars etc.. Earlier the paper waste was being burnt, dumped or sold. AAI offices across the country can send their paper stationery requirements of above products to AAIPRU.

Airports Authority of India, Paper Recycling Unit Contact details are as under :-

Airports Authority of India Paper Recycling Unit, 

AAI Transit Guest House, 

Near RangpuriKendriyaVidyalaya, 

Behind Indian Spinal Injuries Hospital, 

VasantKunj, 

New Delhi-110 037.

Land line No.01126890978. Email id of AAIPRU is : kmpaperunitatgmail [dot] com

Contact person for paper stationery requirements is :

Shri Ashok Narang, Manager(Stores), AAI PRU

Land Line No. 01126890978, 01125656335 

Mobile 09811108883, email id ashoknarangataai [dot] aero

CSR initiative towards recycling paper waste in work place - Click for Presentation.

Education

CORRECTIVE SURGERY FOR PERSONS WITH LOCOMOTORS DISABILITIES IN THE BACKWARD DISTRICT OF UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN

 

AAI supported free of cost surgeries to 500 polio and born disabled children under its CSR programme in association with Narayan Seva Sansthan, Udaipur, Rajasthan. The organization is rendering free of cost services in the field of treatment and rehabilitation of polio affected persons.After the operations patients are provided free of cost aids and appliances for their physical mobility and rehabilitation. Subsequently, they are also provided economic rehabilitation also.

Polio and Cerebral Palsy are two of the major causes of locomotors disability in India. There are a large number of children afflicted with polio are living in rural and semi urban areas in various parts of the country. Due to low socio-economic status as well as no availability of comprehensive rehabilitation services including surgical interventions in State/District Hospitals uniformly, a large number of such children are still living with physical deformities. The beneficiaries come to NSS primarily with their need for corrective surgery. All beneficiaries come with some form of locomotors disability. AAI considered undertaking the project of conducting corrective surgery to 500 persons with polio and born disability under CSR programme as the proposed initiative is based in the backward districts of Udaipur, which is the MoU adopted district for AAI for FY 2013-14. The project was completed on 31st January 2014. The project cost was Rs. 17 lakhs.

Need based community programmes

Community Development Closely Integrated With Business Goals


Better Facility for Local Fish Market Near Trivandrum Airport, Kerela

 

The open fish market at Perunelli Junction at Trivandrum Airport functions on scattered and unorganized manner and the solid waste of fishes is also disposed off at open disposal places, which is not only unhygienic and environmentally unfriendly but also causes birds menaces in the vicinity if the airport and is creates potential threat for bird hit in the aircraft operation.

AAI undertook construction of roofing, compound wall and toilet facility of the market. The project has not only benefited reducing the threat for bird hit for aircrafts but also has benefited over 100 vegetable and fish vendors- to operate their business in a better working conditions- drinking water & toilet facility, waste management facility and biogas plat to produce electricity for fan and lights. Provision of electrical connection through bio gas has increased their market timing, which has a positive impact on their livelihood. A total of Rs. 48.50 Lakhs was spent for the project.

Guided by the CSR policy of AAI this project was developed to address the needs of local community-- most affected by the upcoming Greenfield Airport at Pakyong, Sikkim. The project has two major components, conceived in accordance with local community needs in pakyong: The Pakyong Health Centre, which provides 24X7 advanced medical facilities and emergency health care services to nearly 14,000 people living within 25km area of the Pakyong town and the Rural Water Supply project, which substantially caters drinking water facility for a population of 2400 people from Lossing and Dikling Villages, for a period of 30 years.

The project was conceived during the commencement of the construction work of the new airport, keeping in mind the inadequacy of health care facilities for the local community. Moreover, the need for the Rural Water Supply project was felt while acknowledging the unintended impact on the water facilities of local communities due to the construction of the new airport in Pakyong.

This unique Corporate Social responsibility project of Airports Authority of India, significantly addresses local community needs through a public-public partnership model, which is sustainable and replicable. The Pakyong health Centre project has been honoured with the 12th Annual Greentech CSR Golden Award in the Aviation Sector, in October 2011.

Empowering people against Hepatitis: The Empathy Campaign

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are major causes of acute and chronic liver disease (e.g. cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma) globally, and cause an estimated 14 lakh deaths annually. Worldwide, there are an estimated 2,400 lakh chronically infected persons with hepatitis B particularly in low and middle-income countries. This epidemic is a silent epidemic and more than 80 % of persons infected do not about their infection till it is too late. A person can remain healthy and asymptomatic for years but at the same time it affects their liver slowly and progressively leading to severe liver damage. Since 2000, deaths from viral hepatitis increased by 22%. In India, each year, 1.5 lakh people in India die of hepatitis, which affects almost 60 million Indians. In India, viral hepatitis is a major public health challenge that requires an urgent response with prevention strategies as the key focus area.

Diseases are treated by doctors but can only be prevented by participation of society since prevention is always better than cure. The country has recently seen launch of Viral Hepatitis Control Program on July 28, 2018. The program is likely to a go a long way in providing diagnosis and treatment for the infected. However, the social milieu and the family and work milieu is unlikely to change without understanding of the suffering felt and lived by the infected. The stigma and consequent discrimination associated with these infections is a significant hindrance to care seeking, compliance and mainstreaming. Stigma for those with Hepatitis and their families manifests in many ways starting from self-isolation to ostracization from social relationships and loss of employment. It not only brings their morale and quality of life down, but also prevents them for opportunities in life available to other people. There is a huge gap between physical treatment by drugs and psycho-social support required by individuals, to help people them live a respectable life. They are denied opportunities due to the social stigma and lack of knowledge about the disease. Though, there has been scientific and technological advancement in areas of diagnostics and treatment modalities for hepatitis, there is much left to be done when it comes to awareness about the disease & coverage of vaccination and testing and treatment facilities. It is important to address these gaps so that we progress towards eliminating this disease.

On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, 28th July 2018, the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences along with the Airports Authority of India has launched “The EMPATHY Campaign: Empowering People Against Hepatitis”, a public awareness initiative which aims at spreading pan-India awareness and education on the menace of viral Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C diseases.

Empowering People Against Hepatitis or the ‘EMPATHY’ campaign, being implemented by ILBS, is a four-year project funded by AAI under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) is one such attempt to spread awareness about Hepatitis B & C and address stigma associated with the disease.



 

Project Statement

The overall goal of this four (4) year project is to spread awareness and de-stigmatize Hepatitis B &C and create an enabling environment for individuals with hepatitis B & C in India for social participation and care seeking.

 

Objectives

1.      Generate awareness on Hepatitis B and C across India through sustained advocacy and tailored behaviour change communication for developing and promoting positive behaviours at individual, community and societal levels for people               with hepatitis B & C;

2.      Create a conducive environment at sub-national level to encourage dialogue on hepatitis B & C between policy makers, program managers, care providers, civil society and the patients;



The EMPATHY Campaign aims to achieve effective behaviour change communication by increasing knowledge of stakeholders, stimulating community dialogue, promoting essential attitude change, influencing social response to stigma and discrimination, creating a demand for information and services, advocacy with policy makers and opinion leaders, promoting services for prevention, care and support, and by improving the sense of self-efficacy.

The EMPATHY Campaign will have four target recipients:

1.      General Population

2.      Patients & at-risk population,

3.      Health Care Providers

4.      Policy makers

 

The EMPATHY Campaign would be implemented by EMPATHY Resource Centre, the project secretariat, under the guidance of a Technical Working Group.

 

Scope of activities:

EMPATHY Campaign would focus generating community dialogue for empowering people against Hepatitis B & C, by implementing a mix of call to action initiatives, awareness camps, mass media and social media campaign in conjunction with each other. The EMPATHY Campaign would develop synergies with organizations/partners working on similar themes and make attempts to ensure that all activities are implemented in collaboration with relevant partners to ensure optimal utilization of resources. Further, this campaign would prioritize “Out of The Box”, Innovative approaches for advocacy.

The campaign activities would initially be focused in national capital region of Delhi and subsequently be extended to major cities of India in a phased manner. Geographic expansion would be under the guidance and in consultation with technical working group, with due consideration being accorded to maximizing the project impact within the available funding.

 

For more retails log on to:  https://theempathycampaign.com/

Mechanized Central Kitchen for providing mid-day meal by Akshaya Patra in association with State Government

 

With Airport Authority of India’s support Akshaya Patra has become a voice that fight vociferously against hunger. Both AAI and Akshaya Patra has taken up the task of providing mid-day meal to200000children in and around3 kitchens i.e. Mangalagiri, Guwahati and Hazaribagh  by setting up newMid Day Meal kitchens through Tripratiet  MOU with Akshayaa Patra, District Collector and Airport Authority of India . AAI is  helping Akshaya Patra in creating the state-of-the-art kitchens. These under Constuction kitchens will be using technology to cook large amount of food in a short time and keep costs low. These kitchens will be  fully machanised kitchens using steam based cooking, which is not only high efficient in cooking food in little time. but also helps vegitables to retain their nutrients. The other processes like chopping vegitables, prepatring bread, loading containers are mechnised increasing the speed of delivery of food and protecting against condamination. Even the vehicles used for the trasportation of the cooked food to the schools are custom designed to allow for optimal storage and minimal spilling.

With Airport Authority  of India’s help students will get their nutritional needs. Mid Day Meals act as an incentive  for students to come to school and stay in school for longer hours. This  partnership will result in serving 4.64 Cr meals every year and help Akshaya Patra advance in its mission to build India’s human resource base by enabling access to nutrition & facilitating education of under-served children in government schools through abundant, school-meals.

Project Details:

Project 1:

Project Location               Beneficiaries                  

# of meals to serve       yearly  

Total      Cost
Mangalagiri 50000 1,16,00,000 15.33 Cr

Project 2:

Project Location                  Beneficiaries                         # of meals to serve yearly            Total Cost      
Guwahati                      50000

1,16,00,000                       

15.71 Cr

Project 3:

Project Location                   Beneficiaries                     # of meals to serve     yearly    Total Cost                
Hazaribagh 100000 2,32,00,000 20 Cr