PGCIL Wins Global Gold Award for Outstanding CSR Initiatives

In a world where importance of sustainability and social responsibility is increasing day by day, it is essential to recognize and felicitate the organizations that make responsible efforts in making a better future for the society. So is the case with the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), a Maharatna Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. PGCIL has been honored with the prestigious ‘Global Gold Award’ by The ‘Green Organization’. This accolade acknowledges PGCIL’s exemplary work in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), particularly in the areas of agricultural productivity and rural livelihood development.

PGCIL Wins Global Gold Award for Outstanding CSR Initiatives

Green World Awards 2023 Ceremony

The Green World Awards 2023 ceremony, which took place in Miami, USA, celebrated PGCIL’s remarkable contributions to sustainable development. Dr VK Singh, Director (Personnel) of PGCIL, accepted the award on behalf of the organization, further solidifying PGCIL’s commitment to environmental and community-focused initiatives.

PGCIL’s Award-Winning CSR Project in Odisha

The Global Gold Award specifically recognizes PGCIL’s CSR project, aimed at enhancing agricultural productivity and rural livelihood through watershed management, community participation and improved crop management practices. The project, launched in late October 2019, has positively impacted 10 villages within the Jaipatna Block of Kalahandi District in Odisha.

This 60-month, farmer-centric project includes a carefully planned withdrawal strategy to ensure its long-term sustainability. PGCIL continues to participate in numerous CSR programs that focus on both community and environmental concerns.

Emphasizing Community Participation and Sustainability

In line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, PGCIL places significant emphasis on community participation, effective collaboration, capacity building and sustainability. The organization has developed a well-defined and customized Exit Policy for its CSR projects, which prioritizes these key aspects, demonstrating PGCIL’s ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on communities and the environment.


PGCIL’s dedication to community-focused and environmentally conscious projects exemplifies their commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility, PGCIL sets a powerful example for other organizations to follow. It is through the collective efforts of such responsible entities that we can look forward to a brighter, more sustainable future for communities and the environment.


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