UPL Centre For Agriculture Excellence visit by Shri Gopal Krishna Agarwal

Shri Gopal Krishna Agarwal (National Spokesperson – Economics Affairs & Member National Executive, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) visited UPL Centre For Agriculture Excellence, Nahuli Farms, Vapi

 

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UPL Limited contributed Rs 25 Lakhs to the Chief Minister Relief Fund for Assam Floods 2017

In what seems to be the Assam’s worst deluge in three decades the flood in Assam have devastated Lakhs of lives. Over 150 people have lost their lives. Apart from affecting lakhs of people, thousands of hectares of crop area got destroyed. At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam since devastating floods lashed the state,

The government of Assam has started relief work, but the aftermath of floods in Assam needs support from all stakeholders to rebuild and rehabilitate the flood affected people to their normal lives. The situation calls for supporting Assam government’s relief and rebuild effort.

As a responsible corporate citizens, UPL Limited has responded by contributing Rs 25 Lakhs to the Chief Minister Relief Fund of Assam to aid the flood affected people of the State.

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CSR Opening @ UPL Limited – Assistant Manager – CSR (Delhi)

CSR Opening @ UPL Limited – Assistant Manager – CSR (Delhi)

The position is based at Delhi with frequent field visit to other parts of country. The incumbent will be mainly responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring national need project under UPL’s CSR focus. The position demands coordination and linkages with multiple stakeholders in multiple geographies to facilitate project implementation

Major Responsibilities

  • Project management role in the implementation of the CSR projects and achievement of agreed deliverables.
  • Coordination and linkages with multiple stakeholders in multiple geographies and in the process capacity of all stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, coordinate and manage overall work plan and schedule of project activities.
  • To engage with stakeholders and develop a strategy of managing multi-stakeholder partnerships in project.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key government departments, NGOs and community stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain strong systems to facilitate smooth and effective communication between stakeholders and oversee the development of strong systems for documentation and external communication.
  • Lead and coordinate design efforts for workshops / training pertaining to project.
  • Facilitate the effective assessment and evaluation of the livelihood program.
  • Scheduled report on project progress, milestones, budget and expenditures.
  • Serve as a coordinator for national need project in CSR team involving all stakeholders
  • Work closely with the CSR Head and serve as interface between CSR department and external stakeholder.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

Required Key Skills / Competencies:

  • Candidate must be post graduate in RM / Management / MSW or relevant fields with around 5-8 years of professional working experiences in development sectors with INGO/NGO/CSR
  • Working experiences on sustainable livelihood will be preferred.
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with varied workloads.
  • Good knowledge and experience in developing project proposals.
  • Familiar with functioning of CSR / NGO sector and having strong coordination, networking and advocacy skill.
  • Project ownership and traveling to multiple locations.
  • Good knowledge of English and Hindi language is important
  • Good knowledge / usage of computer application especially word, excel, power-point etc.

About organisation http://www.uplonline.com/

About CSR initiatives of UPL Limited

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENbo6B6cXp0

http://www.uplonline.com/csr/csr_2015-16/mobile/html5forpc.html  or

http://indiacsr.in/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/UPL-CSR-Annual-Report-2016.pdf

 

If interested, send your CV to purwa.chavan@uniphos.com by 31st Aug 2017

Assistant Manager – CSR (New Delhi)

Marathwada Project – Darasingh Farm

Darasingh…. the true spirit of indian farmers. I salute my farmer

We are working with a hard working farmer under Marathwada project. His name is Darasingh and he lives in a Maharastra / Karnataka boarder at Gaur Tanda, Bidar. I had a chance to visit Darasingh at his home and farm  on 24th May 2017. My observations are

  • At a first glance he was happy to meet us. We had nice Nimbu Pani at his home and my collague Chandramohan started discussion mainly about his ongoing work in field. Then we went to his farm and see all that he was doing. After reaching farm we were really excited and happy because we big heaps of clay soil. These were the soil which he brought form nearby lake (village pond) Around 250 trollies of black clay soil was in his farm. We feel will definitely turn his existing soil into healthy one and will result future good crop.
  • As we walked ahead, we saw cowpea crop which is looking very healthy inspite of such high temperature (The day we visited it must be 44-45’Ç). Along with cowpea there was Sugarcane plantation in almost 3.5 acres of land. Our faces turned into bigger smile after seeing such greenery in his field and that to in such extreme hot conditions. Crop are in good condition. He was giving flood irrigation with help of open well and bore well as per water availability. Though there are few difficulties like load shading (6 hour electricity per day) he is managing nicely. Here Chandramohan gave few tips to him for getting more production with existing resource.
  • Now he always thinks about draining excess rainfall from his field as he got lesson from last year’s excess rainfall. This year he has provided enough drainage line and stone wall wherever it was required.
  • There was one more good experience stored for us and that was ZEBA.  He is having a single lemon tree close to his open well. The lemon tree started getting initially dried with no fruit and he was hopeless about its Lemon. Mr. Sanjay Tripathy gave him some ZEBA during his Vapi visit and he applied ZEBA along with some Ahmedabad Khad and results are to be seen. The Lemon tree has started giving fruits. We could see the dry stem and wonderful green lemon tree with lots of Lemon.  We were told that not only his family but other villagers are using lemon from same tree.
  • Some more observation
  • Rest of his land was completely ploughed and ready for sowing once rains arrive.
  • His land on other side of the road has hill and he is continuously cutting that hill and trying to convert into farming. Great effort but advise from us was not to go in hurry and concentrate on existing land.
  • He still is in finance mess because few things have not gone well on his side. Like last year crop of Soyabean and Sesame got damaged by heavy rainfall. Also Green Gram and Ginger has not given good market price as per his expectation. So Financially he looks like in vicious cycle.
  • I tried to persuade him to stop getting money from Money lenders or other sources and become self reliant with self respect.
  • I saw enough hope in his face (That you can see from his body language) and are confident that this situation will change in coming years.

He is doing hard work in field (which I could observe in surprise visit) so don’t think there is any reason that he will not succeed. This story for me is a ray of hope for millions of farmers fighting drought and poverty on daily basis. Almost everyday.

I salute true spirit of Indian farmer like Darasingh. One who will never giveup and will fight everyday for his and nations survival.

I salute my farmer.

 

World Environment Day 2017 – UPL Ltd CSR team celebrates with Students in handprint moment.

World Environment Day was celebrated at Pariya Mukhyashala on 5th June 2017. Students participated in handprint moment. The objective was to sensitize the young minds about their action towards environment sustainability. A total of 75 students and 6 school teachers participated in said event. The initiative was done under the ‘UPL Vasudha Programme’ with an objective to connect our school students (Known as Eco-Club Volunteers) with nature.