MCL takes CSR initiative to make rural women self-reliant


Sambalpur: A tripartite agreement between Sambalpur district administration, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) and Humara Bachpan Trust (HBT) was signed on Friday for the project “Empowering women of Sambalpur District through Transformational Life Skill Training”.

The overall objective of the project is to provide skills to underprivileged women enabling them to earn an independent living and provide a sustainable pathway out of poverty.

The thrust of the programme is to help women increase their livelihood options and entrepreneurial competitiveness through capacity-building training in entrepreneurial skills and value addition, supply chain management, among other social skills.

The project will be implemented in Dhankauda Block of Sambalpur district where 1500 girls & women will be befitted in the project.

The programme will run under a partnership between MCL, Sambalpur district administration and HBT. 

The project will be implemented under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the company at a cost of Rs.14 lakhs over a period of seven months.

MCL will be the funding partner, District Admin Sambalpur will do programme monitoring and quality assurance and HBT will be the implementing partner of the training and other interventions.