Our corporate social initiatives (CSR) are executed through Shri Mahadeo Shahra Sukrat Trust (SMSST) and Dinesh Shahra Foundation. CSR at Ruchi Soya is focused on the areas of Education, Health and Women Empowerment.

The approach is based on the fundamentals of:

Giving back to society
Working as facilitators and enablers
Working with the people
Taking a participatory approach
   
 
 
We introduced various livelihood programmes around our field of operation to empower girls and women. SMSST organises vocational training courses in beauty care and healthcare, tailoring and cutting, and warli painting. It also conducts a computer orientation course and life enrichment ducation for girls and women. Hundreds of women and girls have been benefited by these programmes.

The Trust has been supporting the self help groups (SHGs) on a stronger footing, helping to create wealth through savings. It also provides training on Panchayat Raj to several villagers helping them to take better control of their lives.
Self help, Assistance, hope & Renewed Action (S.H.A.H.R.A.) SHAHRA Learning Centre, based at Patalganga, Maharashtra has its extension centre in the nearby village of Vashivali. The Centre provides the local students with excellent opportunities to achieve educational excellence.

It has dedicated teachers to offer special, free coaching to matriculate students. Parent meetings, regular tests, career guidance, cultural competitions and Indoor-outdoor games help in the overall personality development of the students. The Centre also provides computers and trainers to secondary schools in the adjoining areas around our plant.
In collaboration with the KK Eye hospital we organise two eye camps every year for cataract detection and surgery in Maharashtra. Blood donation camps are held annually across several plants. Thousands of cataract surgeries have been conducted to restore the eye sight of the patients.

The Trust also organises health camps at Nagpur with the help of the Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission. It provides medicine and vitamin tablets to the needy and helps them in following a balanced diet to control iron deficiency. Surgeries of hernia & hydrocoele were also funded as part of the Health program.