“The wealth gathered by Jamsetji Tata and his sons in half a century of industrial pioneering formed but a minute fraction of the amount by which they enriched the nation. The whole of that wealth is held in trust for the people and used exclusively for their benefit. The cycle is thus complete; what came from the people has gone back to the people many times over.” – J.R.D. Tata
ABOUT TATA GROUP
¢Tata group is a global corporate entity for quality and commitment.
¢It is one of the largest Indian conglomerates.
¢It started long back in 1878, with manufacturing and trading of textiles.
¢Later it ventured successfully into steel, electric manufacturing, power, locomotives, automobiles, banking, insurance, hotels and information technology.
¢“Giving back to society” is the buzz word for the Tata’s.
¢Issues on corporate social responsibility, environmental and biodiversity restoration are volunteered by the nodal agency of Tata Group named as Tata Council.
¢Around 10,400 volunteers across the nation are contributing towards the noble cause of social development.
¢Tata Motors had contributed a valuable amount of effort towards community and economic development at Jamshedpur, Pune and Lucknow.
¢Community developmental programmes like Gram Vikas Kendra, Siksha Prasar Kendra, Jan Parivar Kanyan Sansthan are remarkable.
¢Economic developmental schemes under Tata Motors Grihini Udyog, Industrial Co-operatives have achieved a level of success.
¢Tata Chemicals Limited had promoted the Tata Chemicals’ Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) for the benefit of the rural population, in and around the company’s plants and townships.
¢Tata Kisan Kendra (TKK) was the initiative of the Tata Group under the flagship of Tata Chemicals to cater to the technological aspects for solving India’s social and economical problems for enhancing agricultural productivity and improving the condition of rural farmers.
¢Started in 1966, when under the guidance of JRD Tata and the then Resident Director of Tata Motors, R S Pande set up a Community Development & Social Welfare Department.
At Jamshedpur :-
¢Gram Vikas Kendra (GVK) (1978)
¢Parivar Kalyan Sansthan (1984)
¢Nav Jagrat Manav Samaj (1981)
¢Shiksha Prasar Kendra (1980)
¢Adivasi Affairs (1985)
At Lucknow :-
¢ Samaj Vikar Kendra (SVK)
¢Jan Parivar Kalyan Sansthan (JPKS)
At Pune: -
¢Rural developmental programmes at Pune started in 1977. Various Economic Developmental schemes under Tata Motors Grihini Udyog, Industrial Cooperatives started its activities.
¢Tata Chemicals for Society and Rural development (TCSRD)
¢Tata Kisan Kendras (TKK’s)
¢Tata Kisan Sansar (TKS)
¢Kisan Sahyog Pariwars (KSP)
¢From granting scholarships for further studies abroad in 1892 to supporting Gandhiji’s campaign for racial equality in South Africa to giving the country its first science centre, hospital and atomic research centre to providing relief and rehabilitation to natural disaster affected places- they have done it all.
¢Tata initiated various labour welfare laws, like the establishment of Welfare Department was introduced in 1917 and enforced by law in 1948 or Maternity Benefit was introduced in 1928 and enforced by law in 1946.
¢Tata Consultancy Services runs an adult literacy programme.
¢Titan has employed 169 disabled people in blue collar workforce at Hosur.
¢Telco is fighting against Leprosy at Jamshedpur.
¢Tata Chemicals runs a rural development programme at Okhamandal and Babrala.
¢Tata Tea’s education programme and Tata Relief Committee (TRC) which works to provide relief at disaster affected areas.
Awards and recognition
¢Tata Steel was recognised for CNBC Asia’s Award for India and bagged CNBC Asia’s prestigious Corporate Social Responsibility Award for the company’s outstanding CSR model.(India Business Leader Awards, 2012).
¢The group was awarded the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in 2007 in recognition of its long history of philanthropic activities.
¢The Golden Peacock Award for the year 2004 was bagged by Tata Motors for its excellent contribution towards social and sustainable development.