Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited

Blood donation camp

Everyone at KFIL displayed the spirit of ‘pass it around’ on 26th June 2017, when they overwhelmingly donated128 units of blood. To reduce the insufficiency of blood supply, thereby saving lives of people in a medical emergency, our Corporate Social Responsibility team of KFIL organised a voluntary blood donation camp at KFIL in association with Indian Red Cross Blood Bank, Koppal. Mr N. B Ektare, Chief Operating Officer of Koppal Plant and Dr C. S Karamudi, Vice Chairman, Koppal Branch, Indian Red Cross Society, Karnataka inaugurated the camp.

Cleaning of Tungabhadra River

On 24th June 2017, a historic initiative “Cleaning of Tungabhadra River” was launched near Virupapur island in Gangavathi Taluq, Koppal district by the Forest Department, Karnataka. The main pillars of Forest Department Mr. K. S. Sugara, Head of the Forest Force, Mr. M. Anur Reddy, PCCF (wildlife), Dr. S. K. Arun, Hon Wildlife warden, Bellari Mr. Takhat Singh Ranawath, DCF, Bellari, Mr.Prabhakaran, DCF, Koppal and Mrs. Meena, CCF working plan were present, our KFIL executives and members of the Ladies Club too participated actively in the drive.
More than 700 people including the NSS volunteers of the PU Colleges of Gangavathi, Hospet and Kamalapura, Home guards forest waters and staff, eco-volunteers, nature lovers, NGO representatives, and volunteers of Koppal and Bellari also participated in the drive to clean the River Tungabhadra around Hampi.

RO water for Gopinath school

Pure drinking water is very crucial for humans as it helps maintain the balance of body fluids. The functions of the body fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, the creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. In our constant pursuit to provide clean drinking water in the nearby schools and villages, we provided RO water at Sri Gopinath Memorial School Hospet. Smt. Kamala Gumaste, president of Ladies club inaugurated the R. O. Plant on 18th September 2017 at Sri Gopinath Memorial School Hospet.

Distribution of School Bags to School children

On 1st Sept’2017, school bags were distributed among students of Government Primary School, Guddadalli Village. Mr. Andigaleppa, President, Gram Panchayat, Guddadalli presided over the function. During the function, SDMC Members, Gram Panchayat Members, School Authorities and KFIL CSR team were also present.

MD’s visit to Krishna Temple

In pursuance of our association with local cultural and philanthropic organisation, Mr. R. V. Gumaste, MD accompanied by Mrs. Kamala Gumaste, president- KFIL Officers’ Ladies Club visited the Sri Krishna temple, Koppal on 15th August 2017. He was happy to see the well-built dining hall, for which KFIL had given financial assistance. On this occasion, he was felicitated by the administrator of the trust.

Aid for the needy

Our concern for our neighbourhood goes beyond the generic requirements of the neighbouring community. Even the destitute individuals invite care and compassion to our eagle eye. One such example is Ms. Renuka, a physically challenged lady of Bevinahalli village, who found life difficult for her limited mobility. She was provided with a three-wheeled scooter by Mr. Gumaste, MD who handed her the key on the 9th December 2017. This will enhance her mobility and improve quality of for her life.

Desk for school children

On 7th December 2017, in response to the request of Inner Wheel Ladies Club Koppal, KFIL provided 50 sets of desk and bench for school children of Government Higher Primary school, Koppal. Vidya Vikas School was also given 25 sets of desks and benches.

Land for Gram Panchayat office

KFIL’s concern for the neighbourhood is appreciated by one and all. The need for a spacious office accommodation was felt by villagers for the Bevinahalli Gram Panchayat. Appreciating the concern, KFIL contributed towards the cost of half an acre of land for construction of the newly declared Gram Panchayat office at Bevinahalli. The ground breaking ceremony was organised by Bevinahalli Gram Panchayat and village representatives on 4th November 2017. Our Managing Director, Sri. R. V. Gumaste and Mr. Rahavendra Hitnal, MLA, Koppal were invited for the ceremony.

Buzzing industrial area become the safe haven for the birds:

Over the decades of plantation activities, the campus of KFIL has become greener and safer. The plantation in the factory area is the thick green belt in the middle of the open landscape. A large flock of the most sensitive bird Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis made the old Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) their home for last three months. This cosmopolitan bird is always seen around the paddy fields following cattle in the grasslands. This bird scoops and eats the larva of insects from the paddy fields and grasslands, thus become the friend of the farmers. Cattle Egret is the most common bird in India, got the name as it is always found around the cattle in the grazing areas. The male attains buff plumage during the breeding season which starts at the end of winter and beginning of summer in Hampi vicinity. It seems that the birds identified the location in KFIL campus suitable for their nesting and soon start building their nests in the trees where human activity is more. The cattle egrets build nests in the middle of a village or near the water body of villages, as they feel safe from predators said the ornithologist and Vasundhara Club member, Mr.Samad Kottur. Every evening, hundreds and thousands of Cattle Egret arrive at the old neem tree (since 2015) after feeding in the paddy fields and water bodies. One can see the snow white flocks of Cattle Egrets flying towards the KFIL factory from all directions every evening. At dawn, all the birds start flying in different directions in search of food.

KFIL Green View

KFIL maintains the greenery in and around the campus. As a result, KFIL is not only contributing to its business growth but also to the environment. Wherever possible our KFIL team is doing plantations and supporting greenery. 70% of KFIL land is covered in green, which further enhances the beauty of the industry.
Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival 2016

As a part of its CSR, environment related films were screened at various colleges.