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Reliance Industries wins Golden Peacock Award 2017 for CSR

IANS  |  Mumbai 

(RIL) on Friday said it has been awarded the Golden Peacock Award 2017 for (CSR) initiatives.

In a statement here, said that the award was a recognition, in particular, of the work done by its CSR arm under Founder and

"has touched the lives of over 15 million people across covering more than 13,500 villages and 74 urban locations," it said.

Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by the (IOD) in 1991 in India, are regarded as a benchmark of Corporate Excellence.

One of RIL's key initiatives recognised by the jury, chaired by former Justice Arijit Pasayat, aims at impacting farmers' livelihoods through water and security interventions, it said.

"Under its rural transformation initiative, Reliance has been implementing a programme called 'Bharat-Jodo (BIJ)' that works closely with marginal and small farmers for enhancing their lives and livelihoods, and making agriculture a first choice profession," the statement said.

"While the initial engagement is aimed at land development and water security measures, the other key interventions under the programme promote and nutrition security and creating market linkages for better price realisation."

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 20:00 IST
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