The Indian cement industry has implemented several CSR initiatives, including:
- creation of green belts around cement plants. Nearly 50m trees were planted or 125,000 saplings for each 1Mta plant;
- creation of more than 60 water bodies in drought areas for water harvesting;
- adoption of more than 700 neighbourhood villages for basic educational, primary healthcare, water supply and clean environment for the benefit of employees and residents of nearby villages;
- establishment of 225 primary and secondary schools and financing of 25 colleges.