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The 3R’s of corporate responsibility for Cairn India are

  • R respect

    As we strive to build a sustainable future, our core philosophy is driven by respect in all our interactions with people and this planet.

  • Rrelationships

    We value and acknowledge the support and belief people have invested in us – as stakeholders, investors, partners, associates and most importantly – as members of team Cairn India!

  • Rresponsibility

    We are caretakers piloting growth and development endeavours. At Cairn India we understand and accept that responsibility is integral to who we are and how we function.

Cairn India

  • A corporate and business entity that is helping to re-envision India’s socio-economic development story through initiatives that impact the lives of over 4.5 lakh people.
  • Committed to ensuring that corporate social responsibility engagements are impactful, and result in sustainable change in the lives of our stakeholder communities.

The guiding principles of our CSR engagements focus on community, enabling clarity of CSR thinking across diverse circumstances:-

  • Focus – on target groups that fall within our area of operation
  • Sustainability – ensuring that impact is sustained beyond time-bound Cairn interventions
  • Program themes – customized to the needs of a specific location and socio-economic environment as well as seizing the opportunity for business linkage
  • Inclusivity – extending the coverage of intervention to all households in a specific location
  • Community participation – create and/or facilitate platforms for active, participatory engagement with target groups and create a demand for services provided through the intervention
  • Partnership with the government, to reach the widest possible number of beneficiaries
  • Transparent mechanism of grievance redressal

focus area


Our education initiatives driven by strong partnerships focus on equal opportunities, access to, and quality of education for all children and young people.

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India’s vast population spread across very often inaccessible areas suffers great healthcare injustices. We help catalyze health governance through supporting primary healthcare systems and through micro level interventions.

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Economic development
Economic Development

Cairn's initiatives in economic development are geared to create an environment conducive for generating income earning opportunities and tackling skills, training, job-worthiness and capacity building issues.

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Infrastructure development/Renewable Resources

Infrastructure defines reach. Environmental challenges threaten the planet. Both have a history of conflict. Our approach to infrastructure development is preventive of danger and supportive of our fragile eco-system.

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Key points of impact of our CSR initiatives on the population covered by Cairn interventions:-

Over 5,00,00 beneficiaries of our healthcare support interventions

  • 10 Mobile Health Vans
  • Community RO Plants
  • Integrated Health care

Over 60 rural govt schools covered through our education initiatives

  • Mobile Science Van
  • Digital learning

Over 50,000 beneficiaries from the farming community, 10,000 young people and Approx. 345 local vendors impacted by some of our socio-economic development initiatives that include

  • Horticulture
  • Dairy development
  • Cairn Enterprise Centre (Read more here)
  • Local vendor and community engagement cells

Our intervention programs are planned and implemented in partnership with organizations working in the field. Read more about our Partners here.


The business operations of Cairn India cover vast areas of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Of these three states, only Gujarat falls into the medium category of the Human Development Index rating. Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are both low on human development. Through our CSR interventions we have made the endeavour to identify key socio-economic development priorities in these states and customize programs that address some of these priorities.

Cairn Footprints

State Households (No.) Villages (No.) Districts (No.)
Rajasthan 75,000 144 5
Gujarat 1,50,000 240 7
Andhra Pradesh 10,000 20 2

awards & recognitions


Jeevan Amrit Project - A safe drinking water initiative – 2016


Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Practice award – 2016


Game Changer – Oil & Gas Company of the year


Bureaucracy Today - CSR Excellence Award– 2016


CII (WR) Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Excellence Award2015-16


Certification for Quality Management System – 2016


Certification for Environmental Management System – 2016


Certification for Occupational Health & Safety Management System – 2016

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