Andhra Pradesh Micro Vendor Programme


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Cairn India is committed to conducting its operations in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. This commitment is fundamental to the long term success and focus on creating value and making a difference where Cairn India operates through various community development initiative in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Sri Lanka. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is therefore an integral part of Cairn India’s business strategy. Cairn India’s success is guided by the CSR vision, which is encapsulated in the 3 Rs – Respect, Relationships and Responsibility.

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Andhra Pradesh Micro Vendor Programme

  1. 1.   Corporate Social Responsibility Respect | Relationships | Responsibility Andhra Pradesh | Micro Vendor Programme
  2. 2. Cairn India – CSR InitiativesRespect | Relationships | ResponsibilityOur Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes strike a balance between addressing the unique needs of various communities while partnering the state and central agenciesto help strive for the betterment of the social indicators of the regions. This journey from micro to macro makes the CSR initiatives more effective and sustainable. For every life touched there is a larger story of the community and the village.
  3. 3. Cairn India – CSR InitiativesRespect | Relationships | Responsibility
  4. 4. Cairn India – CSR InitiativesRespect | Relationships | Responsibility
  5. 5. Cairn India – CSR InitiativesRespect | Relationships | ResponsibilityEast Godavari is primarily an agricultural district and is among the most prosperous districts inthe state. Statistically, it is a potential hinterland for hydrocarbon reserves in the country, asmany locations in the Godavari Basin have been identified as rich sources for oil and natural gasin the country.In sharp contrast to the district, Surasaniyanam is one of the most backward villages. Itspopulation is mainly engaged in agriculture, prawn fishing and petty labour.
  6. 6. Cairn India – CSR InitiativesRespect | Relationships | ResponsibilityAquaculture yielded profits between mid to late 90s, but since then has been experiencing adrastic decline. A lot of the agricultural land had also been converted to aqua farms.
  7. 7. Cairn India – CSR InitiativesRespect | Relationships | ResponsibilityMicro Vendor ProgrammeThe Micro Vendor Programme was initiated at Ravva to enhance standard of living of localpeople by creating sustainable livelihood opportunities. Development of a local supplier base forincreasing local involvement in the supply chain has emerged as a win-win approach for severalprogressive companies across the globe.The initiative involved garnering potential suppliers from local people to register with Cairn andtraining them in quality, safety and environmental knowledge. The aim of the initiative was toprovide more opportunities for vendors in the vicinity of Cairn’s production facility. This in turnwould create employment opportunities and be a catalyst for economic improvement in the area.
  8. 8. Cairn India – CSR InitiativesRespect | Relationships | ResponsibilityToday, around 100 vendors have been registered to provide minor civil, electrical andmechanical work, greenbelt maintenance, waste management, sand blasting, and painting. TheMicro Vendor Programme has successfully been able to train local entrepreneurs, and developsuppliers for the Ravva JV and other business enterprises in the area.The programme won the prestigious TERI Corporate CSR Award in 2008A majority of women across the country are denied even the basic dignity and human respect ofhaving the provision of individual toilets.
  9. 9. Cairn India – CSR InitiativesRespect | Relationships | ResponsibilityAbsence of state of the art healthcare facility in the vicinity of Surasaniyanam resulted in a lot ofhealth related problems being left unaddressed.