- Life of dignity
“The best gift you can give someone is the gift of inspiration.”
– H.K. Chaudhary
Vikram Solar has been steadfast in its approach to empower communities and create opportunities for sustainable livelihoods. Offering every individual a chance to earn an honest living and inspiring people to lead a life of dignity and self-sufficiency has been the key role of the Company. Assisting farmers, promoting self help groups, facilitating employability trainings are just some of the many initiatives undertaken by Vikram Solar to make a difference.
Upliftment of Farmers
Established in collaboration with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Kisan Club is a unique concept that brings together farmers from the region to exchange ideas and knowledge on farming and learn about enhancing agricultural productivity from experts. In addition to interactive sessions, the Clubs also facilitate farming tours to various ‘Krishhi Kendras’ and allow farmers to buy as well as sell their agricultural produce at a fair price.
Vikram Solar is an active participant in conferences and farming development festivals organized by state government including ‘Krishi Mahotsav’ – Madhya Pradesh Government’s largest initiative for the benefit and development of farmers.
Additionally, the Company also facilitates dairy farming and organic vegetable farming to ensure the farmers have different sources of income and are financially stable.
Loans and advancements are also made to support farmers.
Self Help Groups (SHGs)
Vikram Solar has joined hands with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to set up Self Help Groups (SHGs) for women in Haryana. The initiative is a part of ‘Gramin Vikas Prakosth’, a rural development programme. Women are offered skill-based capacity enhancement training in areas such as handicraft making, tailoring, cooking, beautician, gardening, carpentry, pickle making etc. The Company has also helped these women become financially independent by setting up their savings bank accounts with various banks.
Capacity building among youth
Industrial Training Institute, Bahal
Vikram Solar has adopted the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Bahal under the Public Private Partnership with Government of India with the objective of upgrading the Institute into a Centre of Excellence. Some of initiatives undertaken to improve ITI, Bahal, include installation of RO water treatment plant for clean drinking water, computer literacy training, campus landscaping support and sports infrastructure.
Vikram Solar is an active employability enabler. The Company’s livelihood generation initiatives revolve around the central idea of “Job mil jaaye, job ke layak ban jayein” which means ensuring the youth are trained to become employable and are successfully employed. The Company partners with various institutes and organizations to provide vocational training to thousands of youth and generate gainful employment opportunities for them. BRCM Skill Development Training Centre at Bahal was inaugurated on 15 May 2017, with the aim to encourage youth to develop their skills through training to boost productivity and employability or self employment/ entrepreneurship. National Council of Vocational Training and Vikram Solar work hand in hand to provide training on catering, lab technology, automobile repair, cellphone/computer repairing, carpentry and other such vocational courses to people in Bahal.