IFFCO KisanSewa Trust
IFFCO established this charitable trust "IFFCO Kisan Sewa Trust” to provide relief and rehabilitation to the victims in the event of natural calamities like floods, earthquakes, droughts, cyclones, landslides etc. and to undertake programmes for the welfare and critical medical attention of needy farmers including projects aimed at improving their quality of life. Consequent upon the massive earthquake in Gujarat in January, 2001, IFFCO created Kisan Sewa Fund (KSF) which is now widely known as “IFFCO KISAN SEWA TRUST (IKST)”.
IKST was created out of contributions from IFFCO, Employees of IFFCO and Cooperative Societies.
The Trust undertakes variety of activities to assist needy farmers living below poverty line for providing medical assistance by organising Eye Camps, free Health and Ayurvedic Free Check up Camps, Financial assistance to Rural Hospitals for distribution of medicines among farmers, providing medical equipments, arranging for blood through Red Cross Society and financial assistance to various hospitals for the treatment of poor farmers. During the year, the Trust spent Rs. 1.76 crore towards its activities for providing critical medical assistance to the patients.
Considering the importance of education for the overall development of rural India, IKST expanded its scope and decided that besides providing financial assistance in critical medical cases, IKST may also consider providing scholarships to the children of poor farmers living "Below Poverty Line". The scholarship has been titled as "SHRI SURINDER KUMAR JAKHAR SCHOLARSHIP". During the year, the Trust spent Rs. 22.02 lakh towards the scholarship to 34 students belonging to the families of small and marginal farmers who have secured first class degree or equivalent grades in their academics and willing to pursue higher studies.
The Trust also released financial assistance of Rs. 19.98 lakh for Farmers in distress due to drought/ unseasonal rain.
In the month of November 2015, there was an unusual rain-fall in Chennai which created havoc in most parts of Tamil Nadu. The Trust spent Rs. 1 crore towards Relief material in Tamil Nadu.www.iksl.in