When Ruchi decided to put up its edible oil refinery plant at Patalganga in Raigad district in Maharashtra in the year 2003, it also decided to take on the corporate social responsibility since the day the construction began at site. Our plant is situated in remote and rural surrounded by a large tribal population. SHAHRA (Self-Help, Assistance, Hope, and Renewed-Action) Learning Centre at Patalganga was established to help less privileged students in their all- round development through various activities and cultural programs. A computer education initiative at Dr Parnekar School has benefited several students.
An Ashram is being run at Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh where Shri Mahadeo Shahra Sukrat Trust provides facilities for saints from distant places.
The Trust is also involved in other social activities like Spiritual Functions, Yoga Camps, Alternative Therapies Camps and other Cultural Programs. The Trust is actively involved in helping the needy by way of donations, medical aid and educational grants.
Over the years, Shri Mahadeo Shahra Sukrat Trust has partnered with a number of NGOs and institutions. The main ones are:
Aararmbh, an NGO specializing in providing rehabilitation to street children. The trust provides the basics to them such as pulses, grains and oil for consumption.
Astha, an old age home; the trust contributes in the form of providing books and reading materials, food and has helped built recreational facilities for the home.