Why partner with us ?
Claro Energy’s area of work and quality of implementation complements and fulfills most CSR mandates as specified in the Corporate Social Responsibility Act (2014), as per Section 135 and sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 469 of the Companies Act, 2013.
CLARO Energy has spent 7 years working on bringing energy access and access to water, to India’s under-developed rural areas. Our network of localized engineers and sales and after-sales personnel are connected to the pulse of these geographies, and the people who live here. Our experience has given us insights on not just the problems faced by this agriculturist population, but also the impact of development on their livelihoods. The Claro team is focused on ensuring reliable solar water pumping services and solar mini grids for rural electrification. Our objective has been to ease unfulfilled water needs, not just for irrigation but for drinking and other daily requirements, and also bring a reliable source of rural electrification to rural communities.
Focusing resources on reliable development activities is ideal for any CSR programme. Claro ensures a transparent development process, with complete accountability for installations and system performance. All this is achieved while keeping the planet green.
CSR PROJECT FACILITATION
Our CSR Partners can contribute to a project by providing complete/partial funding for the cost of machinery and installations required in the project. The organization may consider associating with us from concept to completion, and monitoring post-completion, or we can also work with their existing NGO partner and execute the projects. Further, the project planning may be done based on a partnership with Claro, or can be done independently by Claro (based on the CSR Partner’s agenda).
Claro takes responsibility for managing the project, including the following aspects:
- Deploying CSR funds in focused areas, for under-developed societies
- Designing the project / supporting the associated NGO in project proposal
- Project location selection
- Allocating dedicated manpower for Installation of the project
- Reliable post-installation services
- Training the end user about maximum utilization of resources
- Efficient operation of the project
- Before and After Impact Survey
Areas of CSR
With 70% of its population residing in rural areas, agriculture is still the major source of occupation in India. However, today, the majority of our farmers still depend on the unpredictable monsoon, erratic grid power and now, diesel. The situation is even worse for small scale and marginal farmers who cannot afford expensive diesel and many a time stay without cultivation or end up improperly irrigating land, which leads to a low produce. This, along with the ever rising threat of global warming, provides enough cause for concern and for us to make the move towards sustainable agricultural practices.
Lack of sanitation and water insecurity place many hurdles to education in the rural sector. Every year children miss out on a major extent of school days because of waterborne illnesses. Most rural schools lack toilet facilities; and even if they do have these facilities, they don’t get proper water supply for sanitation to keep these toilets running. Lack of clean toilets has often been attributed to as a prime reason in discouraging children from attending schools. It is needless to mention, in this situation the girl child is the worst affected.
India has set itself an ambitious goal of achieving high-quality electricity supply for all households by 2019. While decent progress has been made in increasing the number of households covered by grid, the quality and reliability of electricity service to rural households is still dismal. There are still thousands of villages where grid connectivity can’t reach, and where it does reach the power supply is erratic or inadequate. For households, this means staying plunged in darkness for days on end. For farmers, this means that they have to look for alternative, more reliable, sources of energy to power their irrigation needs. More often than not, they turn to the expensive and polluting option of diesel. Despite being more reliable, the high cost of diesel limits the scope of farmers’ cultivation efforts. Needless to say, diesel adds to the degradation of the environment.