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Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited bags the best CSR initiative award at IIT Madras


Chennai – Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited’s (BFIL’s) pioneering CSR initiative ‘Bharat Sanjeevani’ was honored as the Best CSR Initiative by IIT Madras at their prestigious summit ‘Building India 2047 – Technologies for a Better Tomorrow’. Focusing on the theme of ‘Technology-Driven Social Impact,’ the award aims to honor companies who have enabled technological solutions that address prevailing societal challenges through scalable & sustainable solutions.

Minister of Information Technology and Digital Services of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Palanivel Thiaga Rajan presented the award to the Chief People Officer & Head of CSR, Mr. Kishore Sambasivam at the event held in TTJ Auditorium, IC&SR Building, IIT Madras on 17th February, 2024.

Bharat Sanjeevani, the unique and indigenous CSR initiative provides livestock care at the doorstep of rural farmers. The ‘Doctor-at-doorstep’ approach uses a first-of-its kind mobile app-based platform where any farmer can call a toll-free number and avail qualified services for livestock treatment, emergency care, vaccination, artificial insemination and nutrition within a stipulated timeframe. The integrated IT platform and the mobile app used by doctors and veterinary staff helps in timely and diligent services. The search to support livestock owners and related livelihood incomes led to the birth of this initiative. It addresses the core issue of lack of quality and timely care, significantly impacting income and possible loss of life.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr. Kishore Sambasivam, Chief People Officer & Head of CSR at Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited said, “We at BFIL are truly honored to be the first ever recipient of this award from IIT Madras (one of the premier IITs). Established in the year 2016, Bharat Sanjeevani has catered to more than 15 lacs farmers and 20 lacs plus livestock across 7 states. In times of distress, the initiative has provided immense relief to farmers where in case of livestock illness, they had to incur huge expenses in transporting their cattle for treatment. We look forward to extending the program to other states in India.”

The recognition by IIT Madras underscores Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.

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