Social Initiatives

Green Friends

Employee’s welfare schemes in an organisation are a good indicator of the employee progressiveness of any organisation. Green Friends form the backbone of the Municipal Solid waste management (MSWM) project. Welfare of the Green Friends has been the top priority for Hand in Hand Inclusive Development and Services (HHIDS) and the organisation provides a range of employee benefit schemes.

Ensuring a proper cover during emergencies, an Accident Insurance Policy with a combined premium of 2 lakhs has been provided for all the Green Friends in MSWM projects. Medical camps are conducted for Green Friends and their families as part of the healthcare package. Medicals camps are conducted four times annually in all project locations. Training on health and personal hygiene are organized through the partnership with Hand in Hand India’s Health pillar. Hospitals are invited through entreaty, and in some project locations, Primary Health Centers conduct medical camps as a goodwill gesture. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves, gumboots, masks, jackets, caps and raincoats are provided to Green Friends to ensure utmost safety at work.

In Perungalathur, HHIDS has arranged for 26 Green Friends’ children to enroll in Baby High School, West Tambaram, Chennai, a private school recognised by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The school extended its support to the Green Friends’ children by sending a dedicated vehicle along with two assigned teachers for daily

commute to ensure the safety and security of these children. Beyond free education and transportation, the school also provides uniforms and lunch for all the children enrolled. Besides, in Guduvancherry and Chitlapakkam projects, Green Friends’ children are facilitated with elementary education by HHIDS through collaboration with government schools. This initiative has brought in 44 children who would have otherwise lacked access to basic education.

HHIDS has also provided accommodation for 30 Green Friends families in the same project through construction of permanent shelters in the project area, with land support from the town panchayat.


Chennai hosted the 10th edition of the Defence Exhibition – ‘DefExpo India 2018’ conducted by the Ministry of Defence during 10 – 14 April 2018. The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri. Narendra Modi, Honourable Prime Minister, on 11th April, 2018. The event projected India’s Defence manufacturing capabilities to the world and to promote and brand India as a defence exporter of several defence systems. Major defence manufacturing nations like USA, UK, Russia, France, Israel, Korea, Sweden, among others participated in the event. TO handle the MSWM at the event, HHIDS, in association with the Kancheepuram District Administration, was engaged from 08-14 April 2018, to clean up the surroundings and to manage the waste in the 69 acre event venue. The event generated 90 tons of waste, handled ably by 170 sanitary workers.


The international Buddhist conclave was hosted by the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department from 29th September 2012 to 30th September 2012 at Varanasi. The objective of the conclave wasto showcase and project the Buddhist Heritage of India.About 130 Overseas guests from 30 countries attended the conclave. As part of beautification work for the conclave.

The Tourism Department of Uttar Pradesh and the Varanasi Municipal Corporation invited Hand in Hand India to execute Municipal Solid Waste Management in the city from 11-30 September 2012. During the project, Hand in Hand India cleared 540 tons of accumulated garbage from the streets of Varanasi and created awareness through Information, Education and Communication activities.