“Creating a strong business and building a better world are not conflicting goals – they are both essential ingredients for long-term success.”
– William Clay Ford Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company
At Feuji, making this world a better place is the mainspring of our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. To achieve this purpose, in 2015, we adopted the S. Uppalapadu village with a population of 3000 in the YSR Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh State, India. Our goal was to make it a Smart Village by creating a model that can be replicated across India, and perhaps, the world.
As a part of the Indian Prime Minister’s vision to create Smart Villages, Feuji took up a 20-point program in the village to offer better infrastructure, education, employment, and empowerment to the village people. As part of this, the Feuji Foundation has invested over a million dollars in several programs including:
- Clean water
- Health center
- Diagnostics lab
- Uninterrupted power
- Water harvesting
- Green plantation
- Children’s parks
- Adoption of local schools
- Employment opportunities
- Establishment of a skill development center
This has helped not only the village, but also the surrounding small towns, which cover a population of about 45,000. The Feuji foundation collaborated with the local government and village development committee in this mission.