DPCL commits itself to SA-8000, Social Accountability Systems:
To stimulate infrastructure growth of the state, especially, developing the area into an economically bustling zone.
To develop the port area with top-class residential, water & power supply facilities.
To enrich people's life in the area/periphery in every possible way.
Providing Better Health Services
Sans proper medical facilities and availability of a skilled doctor, the people of Dhamra and Dosinga had to travel more than 45 kms to the Basudevpur community health centre for health ailments. Keeping in mind the urgent need for health services, the Dhamra Port Company Ltd, opened a Health Centre in Dosinga village which is catering to a population over 50,000 in nine panchayats in the port project periphery. Apart from two full-time doctors, the health centre has nursing, other para-medical staff and health workers. The Health Centre is supported by Tata Steel Rural Development Society. Door-to-door counseling on safe motherhood, child care and hygiene issues to the villagers is being provided to the local villagers along with regular medical facilities.
Computer Literacy
In order to empower the rural youths and make them at par with their counterparts in big cities and sub-urbs, DPCL has launched a computer literacy programme at Dosinga, Dhamra. Its named as Rural Knowledge Centre. In the first batch 15 candidates, all of whom were from displaced families and were 10th pass were taken. In the second batch there are 18 more candidates from affected families. The Microsoft Unlimited Potential Programme, jointly designed by Microsoft India and Nasscom Foundation is being imparted to the candidates. DPCL has tied with FIDR, a partner NGO of Microsoft and Nasscom Foundation in Orissa, for free computer learning to the village youths.
Flood Relief
During the serious flash floods in August last year, DPCL played the role of good Samaritans reaching out to at least 450 marooned families with relief material and drinking water. The areas covered were the fishermen villages in Mangarajpur panchayat of Mahakalpara block in Kendrapara district, and several other affected villages in Tihidi and Chandbali blocks of Bhadrak district.
Promotion of Local Art and Culture
Participation in Dhamrai Festival
The Dhamarai Mahotsav, is the biggest festival in Dhamra region. The festival is celebrated during the Makar Sankranti occasion in the month of January, and is a 10-day affair. DPCL is associated with the Dhamrai Festival Organising Committee in making elaborate arrangements for safety of the people coming to the festival. This year DPCL had opened a First Aid centre at the festival venue. A medical team from the company's health centre at Dosinga was on job along with several volunteers to provide emergency health services to the visitors. A stall was put at the festival to display master plan of the Dhamra port and progress of the work, for knowledge of the local people.
Boita Bandan Festival
The biota bandana festival has a rich history of maritime trade in Orissa. Every year in the month of November, the festival is celebrated in a grand way by the local communities of Dhamra and Chandbali, in Bhadrak district. Decorated boats ferry "sadhavas" (maritime traders) and a symbolic barter of goods take place between the local villagers. The festival is also marked with two-day long colourful celebrations and cultural programmes at both sides. DPCL partnered with the festival organizers of Dhamra and Chandbali with a view to promote the age-old tradition and make it better.
Bali Yatra Festival at Chandbali
Cultural troupes from various parts of Orissa gave performances at a colourful function organised by Chandbali Kala Parishad in association with DPCL at the Bali Yatra festival in November last year. Dance groups from tribal dominated Koraput, Kandhamal and Mayurbhanj districts performed in the programme, which had a big gathering of local villagers.
Celebration of Community Holi with periphery villagers
Community Holi was celebrated with much pomp and show in Dosinga, a panchayat situated next to the port boundary. Officers of DPCL played the festival of colours with local villagers and members of the fishing community.
Encouraging Extra-Curricular Activities
By organising essay and drawing competitions DPCL is encouraging extra-curricular activities among the school children. A drawing competition among students of class-VI and VII was held at Dosinga on the occasion of Children's Day. Nearly 250 students participated in the competition. As many as 10 best drawings were selected for prizes.
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