Avashya Foundation, the CSR arm of Allcargo Logistics, India’s leading integrated private sector logistics solutions provider, has taken a proactive lead in adopting a cluster of villages in Maharashtra. As part of its CSR initiative, Allcargo adopted three villages and constructed 17 houses for underprivileged communities of the Panvel block in Raigad district. Out of these, 14 houses were handed over in Dhamani (Choti Dhamni, Mothi Dhamni and Aushyachiwadi), and nearby villages like Sangtoli, and Shivansai.
These constructed houses were handed over to 13 female beneficiaries from women-headed households and four male beneficiaries inclusive of a person with disability and senior citizens.
Speaking on the occasion, Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder and Chairman, Allcargo Logistics said, “Access to affordable housing facilities is the key to ensuring the sustained development and well-being of individuals and families. Housing also plays a key role in enhancing the status of communities in the social and economic hierarchy and providing them with a sense of respect and dignity. As a responsible corporate citizen, we remain committed to uplifting the lives of our fellow beings through projects like these and ensure inclusive growth and development for them.”
Highlighting the project, Arathi Shetty, Head – CSR, Avashya Foundation said, “This housing project where we have been able to help deserving families with a roof over their heads has been a fulfilling initiative. Being among the privileged, it is our duty to help those in need and contribute to the welfare of the society and community in every way we can. We look ahead to carry out many more such activities and making a real difference in many more lives, in the days to come.”