8th Oct 2021: Siwani, (District Bhiwani (Haryana)
Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd., a group company of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Japan and a leading crop protection products company launched its Village outreach initiative under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Bhiwani District of Haryana.
Dr. Gulab Singh, Chief Scientist, KVK Bhiwani planted a Papdi (Holoptela integrifolia) tree in Village Khera of Tehsil Siwani, District Bhiwani, Haryana, and inaugurated the tree plantation drive organised by the company. On this occasion over 100 trees were planted in the village The company will carry out this program in 4 other villages and plant about 400 more trees.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Singh emphasised the role of trees in conserving the soil, fighting climate change and helping in fight against pollution. He informed the farmers about the service provided by the KVK. He lauded the company for this noble initiative and assured full support of KVK- Bhiwani in farmer-oriented programs under this project.
The company has adopted 5 villages in Haryana under its CSR program. Apart from tree plantation, the company will work on imparting trainings by experts to farmers on best practices of Agriculture and safe use of pesticides. It will also take initiatives related to healthcare of villagers and education of children. Other projects will be added from time to time based on the local needs.
It may be noted that Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. (formerly known as Bharat Insecticides Ltd.) is a leading company serving the farmers since last 44 years, providing high quality crop protection products to the farmers. The company also exports Crop protection products in over 15 countries globally. The company has recently become a part of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Japan and is providing world class technology for the Indian Farmers.
The program was presided over by Sri Dharmesh Gupta, Managing Director of Bharat Certis AgriSciences Ltd. and addressed by Mr. V.K.Chaudhary, GM-Sales and Mr. Sudhanshu Srivastava, Product Manager.
Sri Dharmesh Gupta informed the gathering that our company has committed to the welfare of farmers and hence we are adopting these villages. Our primary aim is to enhance the productivity of Indian agriculture and our CSR program will focus on this aspect. Mr. V.K.Chaudhary highlighted about the company. He observed how the company has progressed immensely over the years and is a well-respected name not only in India but also globally.
Mr. Sudhanshu Srivastava outlined the CSR program undertaken by the company in this village. Other company officials Dr. Suneel Kumar, Mr. R.K. Phutela, Mr. Anuj Kumar and Mr. Pankaj Kumar were instrumental in execution of the whole event. The meeting was also addressed by Sri Subhash, SDO-Siwani and Dr. Yogita, Scientist of Krishi Vigyan Kendra- Bhiwani. They gave useful tips on crop production of major crops to the farmers.
This meeting was attended by over 200 farmers from the beneficiary village Khera (Siwani)and nearby villages. Farmers were very happy with the social initiatives taken being undertaken by the company and felt that it will contribute to the well-being of the area.