Reaching out to God’s Own Country


BPCL undertakes various CSR initiatives across Kerala, the God’s Own Country. These activities are driven and coordinated by BPCL’s Kochi Refinery which is the largest industrial unit in the State.

As a socially responsible corporate entity, community welfare initiatives of the refinery concentrate on developing the weaker sections of society in important sectors like health, education, water management, housing and women empowerment. In the vicinity, Kochi Refinery has carried out various projects in the CSR thrust areas of BPCL. Educational schemes as Capability Exploration and Enabling Programme have helped school students to understand their innate potential and pursue higher academic performance.

Skill development programmes are organized for empowering unemployed youth and for differently-abled children, there are home based rehabilitation scheme. New and modern facilities have been extended to major Government hospitals and schools in the neighbourhood. Various people intensive small-scheme community development programmes have brought new life for many; be it poor villagers in need of medical treatment; poor students in government schools or differently abled children!

Through these CSR initiatives, we strive for inclusive growth and development of community around through a holistic approach. Be it, enhancing infrastructure of Government Schools and Hospitals. Be it, innovative projects as Marine Ambulance for rescuing fishermen in distress from the sea. Be it, first meal for over 35000 students of the neighborhood of the Refinery and costal Kochi. Be it, bringing light to the lives of children of inter-State laborers through Project Roshini to mainstream these young ones.

In the last financial year, a thumping 116 projects were in progress that touched the lives of thousands of people. To mention a few:


Marine Ambulance

Cyclone Ockhi devastated Southern India and Sri Lanka. Hundreds of lives from fishing community were lost. Following the devastation, the State decided to set in place three Marine Ambulances for rescue of fishermen who go to the sea.

BPCL extended Rs 6.08 Crores for the construction of the ambulance which is parked in Kochi.


First Meal

Breakfast is considered to be the most crucial meal. Government and aided schools give mid-meal to children while many students from poor families do not have a proper breakfast to begin the day. To cater to the deficiency BPCL Kochi Refinery initiated First Meal Scheme in the neighborhood. Later, it was extended to a part of the costal belt of Kochi where this impoverishment has been found.

Through the initiative BPCL has reached out to 35000 students. No wonder, this model is now being emulated in many areas of the State.


Project Roshini

Children of poor inter-State labourers find it difficult to integrate with the local community. In order to mainstream such children, BPCL partnered with the Ernakulam District Administration to initiate Project Roshini. Through the innovative Code switching pedagogical tool, such children are taught Malayalam and English by volunteers who are conversant in the mother tongues of these students. The project is benefitting over 1300 students.


Home Based Rehabilitation

Schools for Differently Abled Children are becoming popular. However, there is a section of such children who are incapable to attend special schools. Home based Rehabilitation of NGO Adarsh is for such children. Team of therapists, teachers and staff visit their homes and extend training and rehabilitation treatment. BPCL is supporting the initiative which is being implemented in Ernakulam district.


Fight Against COVID 19

Right from the breaking of the pandemic, BPCL has been in the forefront. To begin with, BPCL ensured PPE kits and hand sanitisers for health workers, police and public officials of the District through Indian Medical Association, Kochi Chapter. ICU facilities including ventilators were set in place to Government Medical College, Ernakulam and Kannur, General Hospitals at Pathanamthitta.

During the lockdown, food kits were extended to poor families in nearby Panchayats, specially abled, care homes and tribal people. Television sets were installed in backward colonies and tribal settlements to support online education for marginalized students in four districts. BPCL supported District Administration to set up Covid First Line Treatment Centres in Ernakulam.

Covid War Room at IMA, Ernakulam, with its call and coordination center was the cockpit of the fight against the pandemic. BPCL helped in the running of this special initiative and the exclusive Government Covid 19 Hospital in the city.