Tata AIG General Insurance Company limited has won the Silver Award in the category of ‘Skoch Blue Economy Award 2016’ of the Skoch Sustainability awards 2016. Tata AIG General Insurance received the award for its work in the Kuran village, which was a transformation initiative of turning a remote tribal village into a model village. Tata AIG along with Centre for Micro Finance and a couple of other NGOs have adopted the Kuran village of Rajasthan and are working to create a sustainable ecosystem for all by providing solutions at grassroot level. They are working with the community to provide immunization, improve nutrition, sanitation, education, water conservation, irrigation & cultivation for villagers. These initiatives in turn would lead to improvement in their financial and social conditions. The project has also been recognized as among the Top 100 Sustainability projects in India.
Speaking on this occasion Mr. Sibesh Sen, Head CSR, TATA AIG General Insurance Company Limited said, “It is an honour for us to be recognized for our efforts with the Kuran village. This is the second award we have won for this project, which reinforces our commitment to work on it. Going forward it will encourage more corporate like ours to come forward in shaping such villages and turning them into self-sufficient model villages.”
Skoch Group is a Gurgaon based think tank dealing with socio-economic issues with a focus on inclusive growth since 1997. SKOCH Group has instituted India’s highest independent civilian honours in the field of governance, finance, technology, economics and social sector.