Hindustan Powerprojects is committed towards working in tandem with our communities and thus running a responsible business. Our relentless efforts involve advancing Corporate Social Responsibility programs towards ensuring continual empowerments of the communities where we work.

The regions where Hindustan Powerprojects is working are categorized as some of the most economically backward areas having limited infrastructure. Thus the opportunity for a renowned Power company to bring a positive impact in these areas is the core of our operating business. From, past few years we have delivered a lot in community through civil infrastructural developments like establisment of ‘A Grade’ public school, renovations and up-gradations of govenment schools and ITIs, road constructions, creation of Rock Garden, Construction of community toilets/bathrooms, installation of street solar lighting system and many more.

Apart from infrastructural developments, our major community investment Programs are focused towards four core developmental areas. All the interventions are focussed on catering to the needs of the most marginalised communities (87% of SC/ST/OBC beneficiaries), within which women children and primitive tribes are given special attention.

CSR have been reaching out to beneficiaries of more than 40 villages directly or indirectly under its different activities in one of the most Tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh with nearly 1.2 Lac lives positively impacted in the past 10 years.

Did you know ?

INR 56 Lakhs generated as collective and cumulative income by 500 marginalized families through Back Yord Poultry (BYP) intervention

3652 beneficiaries became digitally literate under the Digital Literacy Program (DLP)

55% of girls have actively participated under yUDAI trainings out of which some took responsibilities as Peer Leaders

90% reduction in Infant Mortalities and 88% in Maternal Deaths in 27 intervening villages

Hindustan Powerprojects is committed towards working in tandem with our communities and thus running a responsible business. Our relentless efforts involve advancing Corporate Social Responsibility programs towards ensuring continual empowerments of the communities where we work.


The project, 'SAFAL' brings positive transformation through amalgamation of traditional with modern agricultural practices and also through land & water development projects.
The focus is towards ensuring food sufficiency and sustainable livelihoods by promoting farm and non-farm based livelihood activities.
A large number of women under aegis of 66 Self Help Groups are engaged in income generation activities through their direct funding and management of projects such as backyard poultry, goatary, market linkages for selling paddy and many more.


50k + Families

Impacted through self earning

42 Villages

being benfited


Self-help groups

10 + years

Of aid from Hindustan Powerprojects

Impact Stories

From consumer to small entrepreneur

-- A journey of Sita Ram and Munni Bai

Backyard poultry has never been that much important activity for farmers of villages of Jaithari block, though they used to raise local (desi) chicks mostly for personal consumption. One such village is Pator-tola where farmer Sitaram and his wife Munni Bai have been doing their farm activities on 10 acre of land, such a good chunk of land require small mechanized equipment or oxen for ploughing. Sitaram’s elder brother’s oxen were getting older and thus making it difficult to plough the farm lands. Meanwhile, the families have always been looking to evaluate some alternate options for income generations to be worked upon or to give some of the farm area on lease.


Stated with a motive to generate additional income, Sitaram took 10 pre-vaccinated chicks from Hindustan Powerprojects as part of Backyard Poultry (BYP) intervention under the Income Generation Programs (IGP) for farmers. These chicks were taken for Rs 25/- for whole batch and then the couple raised the chickens on home based gain diets such as corn/wheat/rice. This helped the family avail the opportunity to sell those healthy and grown up birds post six months. With 80 % survival rate the chicks were sold at Rs 2000/- and thus gave farmers enough money at a time to buy two new oxen from the earned amount. The money, not only supplemented in replacing old oxen with new ones, but it also gave an exposure to option for income generation through backyard poultry. Today, after 3 years the couple still practices poultry farming with a view generate additional income, thus inculcating entrepreneurial outlook.

Sitaram is now a happy farmer cause as of now he is able to cultivate varied grains such as pulses (Urad , Arhar) and Maize apart from Paddy. His 2 new oxen are young and fully fit to work for nearly 15 years in field.

Impact Stories

Creating opportunities

For Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups

Tijiya bai, 50, has been an active member of Durga Mahila Samuh (SHG) which started savings every week from 2014. This group has currently 12 members from the same socio economic profile from the hamlet called as Junwani Tola in Gram Panchayat Dhurwasin in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Earlier this hamlet of 15 Household of exclusively families and people residing in it were isolated and cut off from main stream business. There was no electricity; no approach road surrounded with Palas trees all around. There was only a perennial river that supported their water requirement be it for drinking, house hold requirement and irrigation purposes.
“Initially it was very difficult for us to interact with the people residing in this village, when we entered in their village they would leave their village so it was very challenging to establish relationship with them and build from there”, says Oman Thakre, SHG coordinator working with HPPPL CSR team. Currently the SHG has made a saving of Rs. 24000/- and have made income of Rs. 1 Lakh by investing the savings in 8 cycles of Back Yard Poultry business, another business intervention HPPPL CSR does with its beneficiaries around the project affected areas. For agriculture and household water requirement, a micro lift irrigation system has been installed in the hamlet that lifted water from the river, 500 m away. Tijiya bai says, “We did not think that we will be able to see this amount of money as we would catch fish, make bamboo products and would sell them in villages and some time in nearby village Haat. Saving this amount of money and again earning from the same is unbelievable for all of us.” The company CSR has again diversified their income portfolio by engaging them in mainstream agriculture in what so ever land they have, honed their bamboo craft skills. Tijiya bai with another SHG member have gone progressive as both of them have done Oyster Mushroom farming in one cycle. Phul Bai (65) is another SHG member who along with his husband Semlal Baiga has been preparing bamboo products like Supa, Basket, Hand fan, Sun hats etc. by taking loans from SHG itself. The CSR team has provided trainings for upgrading skills for making bamboo products to some of the group members also.

Impact Stories

From consumer to small entrepreneur

-- A journey of Vishnu Singh Gond

Vishnu Singh Gond (22), a resident of village Dhurwasin, district Anuppur, MP looked very satisfied by looking at the vegetables hanging from wire shed, he was getting ready to harvest the Ridge gourds (a cucurbit vegetable) for selling in the nearby market. He and his wife Ram bai associated with HPPPL CSR for the first time during the month of June 2021 with the idea of settling in his own home and doing progressing business. It is worth noting that he was migrating to Nagpur for getting mason job for the last 3-4 years but could not get satisfaction far from his family and home.

Corona also forced (not allowing to migrate) him to focus on his existing resources and do some income generating business. Knowing his aspiration CSR team approached the family, assessed their resources and then enrolled them for Multilayer Farming intervention. Multilayer farming means growing and cultivating compatible plants of different heights on the same field and at the same time. The objective of this cropping system is to utilize vertical space more effectively. The family started cultivating different vegetables (Ridge gourd, Brinjal, Papaya, leafy vegetables) and has earned total INR 14960/- so far and still counting. They are expecting to get the income in the range of INR 40K-50K in next 7-8 months. Apart from the above mentioned family, there are 19 more families, from nearby villages of Anuppur Thermal Power Plant, who are engaged in the same intervention and are getting income at regular level.


TALEEM has managed to provide support classes for primary & middle level students upgrading the learning levels of the school going children. Our intervention with the Secondary level drop outs has been successful in mainstreaming and giving them another chance to continue their education. Digital Learning Program (DLP) aims at cutting down the widening gap in digital literacy by making it accessible to the underserved. Taking an innovative approach towards topics of Mathematics and Science, Mini Science Centres (MSCs) on the concept of STEM has been established in partnership with government schools. Capacities are built through vocational trainings which empower women and help generate additional incomes for the families.


4500 Beneficiaries

Digitally literate under the Digital Literacy Program

3000 Students

SUPPORT CLASS intervention

1500 Girls

Trained on various Vocations

Impact Stories

HPPPL CSR team organized Hindustan Powerprojects BEST ACADEMIC PERFORMER AWARD Competition in its implementation villages in Anuppur where CSR’s Support Class initiative was being implemented. With the consent of District Program Coordinator (DPC)-Education Anuppur the team organized the competition by involving all 11 government schools (Primary-7 and Middle-4) in 6 villages. The purpose of doing the activity was to know the average enhanced learning of Support Class students in comparison to Non-Support Class students and felicitate the best performing students from each school. Total 570 students from 602 enrolled appeared for the competition. The questions were set with the participation of respective government school teachers and they also put forth their support in conducting the competition fairly in their respective schools. The results were very encouraging for the CSR team as shown in the chart below. The questions were set with total 30 marks (10 each from Hindi, English and Math for Primary and Science, English and Math for Middle level).


At the felicitation event, all toppers from respective schools were present with their school teachers, parents and were felicitated by DPC-Education (Mr. Hemant Khairwar), Block Resource Coordinator (Mr. D.R. Bhandhav) from the district education department. Ms. Laxmi Puri (Support Class students, class-8) from Khunta Tola secured 100 % marks and were felicitated by DPC who was profuse in appreciating the Support Class intervention and highlighted the positive changes brought by HPPPL through CSR in the area. He stressed the need of Support Class like intervention and effort in remaining schools. Mr. Bhandhav also praised the intervention and said he would be continuing his full support to the intervention in whatever manner in order to improve the child education in the area.

Impact Stories

When your Peer's become your Teachers

HPPPL CSR has been working with students with very low learning level with its SUPPORT CLASS initiative in different villages in Jaithari and Anuppur development block of district Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh. So far more than 3000 students from class 3rd to 8th have been registered since 2011.

During the pandemic driven lockdown and successive unlocking it was difficult to engage students in large groups and teaching affected adversely. It was challenge for the CSR team to keep students on the track of learning. The team thoroughly planned new way of engaging the students and promoted “peer learning” among the student groups. Peer learning pedagogy is part of an active learning strategy, which is being increasingly used in schools around the world. In this mode of learning, students interact with their peers and learn from each other without any supervising authority. This creates an environment of open communication which is very important for learning. The primary and m idle level students were being engaged in Support Class centers in villages. Peer learning technique ensured students’ learning continues. Few students from top learning group from all centers were facilitated and trained to engage with the fellow students in their batches. As the nationwide unlocking started, Support Class batches were divided into 3 sub-groups in order to avoid crowding considering pandemic guidelines. In each subgroup on an average 3 peer leaders (subject wise peer leaders) from the same batches were given task of engaging remaining students. All the peer leaders performed very well and students enjoyed a lot in their classes. Prince Vishwakarma, 9th standard student and former Support class student, is one of the peer leaders shares his experience, “I am glad that I am able to support the class and this is helping me as well as revision of learnings from previous classes is also happening with me”. The dedicated Support Class teachers who were not able to give time in all sub groups all day monitored the class proceeding on regular basis. If certain issue came up they addressed the same in the class.


The main objective of the intervention is to provide access of Curative, Preventive and Promotive Services to the marginalised communities in the area. Medical Mobile Unit (MMU) being the larger part of health intervention is operational since last 7 years under the Project “AROGYA”. “MAMTA” is another landmark project which is a comprehensive approach to Primary Health Care within maternal and Child Health. The village Health workers known as Gram Mitras work in tandem with government based ASHA, Anganwadi workers and ANMs by providing a supportive role on preventive and promotional aspects. Specialised & School Health Camps, providing awareness on safer menstrual hygiene through project “Umang”, producing & promoting the usage of sanitary napkin under the project “PAHAL” are some of other initiatives under the Health periphery. “Drishti” takes care of the refractive error of the people in the intervention villages.


90% reduction

In Infant Mortalities

100 % Immunization

0-5 years old children in villages

7171 Individual

benefitted from Drishti Project

Set up 50 bed facility

In Jaithari, MP for the general public

A Case Study on Maternal & Child Health

HPPPL CSR in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh has been working in the domain of Mother & Child Health (MCH) care in 27 villages with the objective of reducing death rates of infants and mothers. Ever since CSR has been working in this domain in the area, the infant and mother death rates have gone down to 90 % and 100% respectively..

The CSR team works with pregnant women and mothers closely with the help of network of Gram Mitra who pay door to door visit of houses with such cases and make beneficiaries aware of important information and knowledge and also link them to ASHA and Anganwadi workers if they are found non-compliant on any important practice. However during the Covid-19 pandemic last year and the current 2nd wave of the same, many lives has been affected. During these days Gram Mitra could not be able to pay visit to beneficiaries in person and were only able to keep in touch with them over phone.

One day during the Covid-19 Pandamic Ms. Manju Prajapati, Gram Mitra, while telephonic discussion with Ms. Bodhvati Gond, village Kotmi, found her with some Corona symptoms. The Gram Mitra advised her to get consulted with Doctor from nearest town Parasi. Doctor suggested her to take Covid test and was found positive. During the consultation with doctor she was also found one month pregnant and then she was very concerned about the fetus. However Doctor told her that the early diagnosis would benefit both of them from what might have been a serious medical case.

Ms. Bodhvati Gond thanked Ms. Manju Prajapati and the CSR team. She says, “Didi If you did not talk to me the other day I might have been in serious condition. My family and I are grateful to you and to your organization.”

CSR team worked with 3694 pregnant women by March 2022.

Living with COVID-19 has now become the New Normal and has surely changed the way we work, but our determination to serve our communities with quality remains undeterred. Taking you through the journey of one of our recent initiatives “Virtual OPDs” as part of health intervention in the villages adjacent to our plant in Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh.

Guideline for Operation:

• Online consultation to be given to the patients

• Social distancing to be ensured by Gram mitras while patients are lined up for registration and medication.

• All paramedics have to wear face mask, hand gloves, face shield and PPE suits.

• OPD duration shall be of 2-3 hours only per day.

• All patients will be sanitized and their temperature will be recorded before entering to premises.

• Special attention shall be given to high risk patients

• Patients with symptoms of COVID-19 shall be immediately referred to PHC, Jaithari.


• HPPPL gives strong emphasis on the holistic development of youth in all the interventions

• Project yUDAI (Youth Development and Action Initiative) is focused on channelizing the adolescents/youths to be progressive, productive and proactive citizens.

• The project equips adolescents with the life skills in a year-long nurturing process which help them to effectively deal with the behavioural difficulties and growing up stress situations. Furthermore, to identify, train, mentor and form a group of Peer Leaders ultimately transform them into proactive Change Leaders of the society.

Cartoon and Comic training

If a picture worths a thousand word, draw picture and save a thousand words, a popular lyrics can be applied to cartoon as well. Cartoons are an important part in any newspaper and are strong means of communication. A cartoon conveys a lot of information with no words or in very few words. However to create a meaningful cartoon it requires skill. Skill is required for drawing cartoon and comic creation. Story telling however becomes an important aspect when it comes to creating some comics. Message/information in the cartoon/comics is thoughtfully put in by creators.

In yUDAI program (Under Youth development initiative) rolled out by HPPPL CSR in Anuppur, MP, adolescent are being trained in different life skills and after learning the skill they are motivated to bring some positive changes in the society they live in. CSR team in the time of Covid-19 pandemic gave an opportunity to 20 adolescents from 5 villages to learn something exciting and equip them with cartoon and comic tool for communicating the social issues they observe in the society.

The total 6hrs during 3 days online training was provided by Ms. Reena (external resource) from New Delhi. The CSR team divided 20 participants into 4 subgroups as per their villages and provided necessary support to organize the online training. The outcome has been great as the young participants created nice stories and then used them for awareness at their village level too.