A Needs Assessment survey was conducted across 8 states to assess needs of people living around the Plant locations with a special focus on education. This required identification of the most vulverable communities as well as evaluating the impact of earlier projects.
A methodical, step-wise apprach was used that included Plant visit, internal stakeholder engagement, field visits, assessmnet of schools and arriving at the CSR Focus areas.
The survey consisted of a combination of qualitative and quantitive methodlogy employed across 35 villages, covering 3500 households.
Indepth interviews and FGDs were conducted with the BDO, CDPO, Sarpanch, ANMs/PHN, AWWs, School Principal, womens groups and village community in each village.
The resultant was a systematic mapping of Problems and objectives that gave rise to suggested projects.