The Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) was established by Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) in 1980 to fulfill the social responsibilities of TCL to communities neighboring the company’s manufacturing plant in Mithapur (Gujarat). TCSRD later extended its operations to Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu) and other locations to reach out to marginalised sections of the society. It works to address key concerns of communities and to preserve the environment and bio-diversity.
The various programmes of TCSRD are operated under the umbrella of BEACON, which stands for Blossom, Enhance, Aspire, Conserve and Nurture. The programmes are designed as per locational needs and ensure sustainability with the participation of key stakeholders.
TCSRD works for various causes
- Rural handicraft promotion
- Poverty alleviation
- Development of Education and Skills
- Conservation of the Environment
- Water Provision
- Nutrition and Sanitation
- Community Empowerment
TCSRD later extended its operations to:
- Uttar Pradesh
- West Bengal
- Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu)
- Other locations