Suzlon Foundation leads corporate social responsibility initiatives for the Suzlon Group of companies. As all large corporations have an impact on their surroundings; their people, cultures, ecology, economy and infrastructure, Suzlon Foundation designed Corporate Social Responsibility Programs that address these impacts.
In that effort, Suzlon Foundation and Isha Foundation signed a 3 year partnership in 2008, during which PGH will be implemented in locations of Tamil Nadu, where Suzlon has operation in Coimbatore, Tirunelveli and Trichy districts and Pondichery territory.
In the first phase, 27 villages were identified where environment initiatives will be undertaken with the community in order to improve and conserve soil and water resources.
In 2008, the project focused on the rejuvenation of the spirit of the rural community through the launch of community games and yoga programs, followed by a collective tree plantation campaign thus increasing the local green cover by 200,000 trees.
In 2009, given the positive response of the community, the effort will focus on assisting the farming community in the establishment of the agro-forestry model through training and further tree plantations. Additional training will be given in the field of organic farming and system of water harvesting.
In parallel, a nutrition awareness campaign will be conducted towards women, leading to the plantation of fruit trees in the residential area.