GKEL launches Livelihood Restoration Programme

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to elevate the living standards of project-hit families through micro units, GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL) has launched a unique Livelihood Restoration Programme (LRP) in Dhenkanal district to show how small help can have a big impact.

“We are implementing LRP project in a very intensive and integrated manner in our project area. This will continue for next three years and will benefit more than 1500 project affected families,” said Ramesh R Pai, Chief Operating Officer of GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL).

They are getting training on skill development, modern farming and micro-enterprises, which help them to improve their livelihood in a sustainable manner, he said.

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Our aim is to uplift the living standards in Kamalanga area by providing economic viability to the community. We want the community to prosper and live harmoniously with us, Pai said, stressing that the help may be small, but the impact is certainly greater.

Besides LRP, GKEL has also established a 30-bed well-quipped hospital and an English Medium DAV Public School in Kamalanga area to provide better health facility and promote quality education for the project affected families.

We are also the first corporate house in Odisha to distribute health insurance policies to 2,500 members of the local community, said Pai.