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ITC believes that an effective growth strategy for our nation must address the needs of rural India, home to 75% of our poor. It is imperative to ensure that India's economic growth is inclusive, embracing its villages, so as to free millions of our disadvantaged citizens from the indignity of poverty.

It is ITC's belief that India's rural transformation cannot be brought about by the government alone. Nor can the efforts of a few enterprises make a decisive difference. Only an inspired public-private partnership can transform lives and landscapes in rural India. ITC's humble endeavours have demonstrated that it is possible to create and sustain a model that can harmonise the need for shareholder value creation with making a substantial contribution to society.

ITC has partnered the Indian farmer for close to a century. ITC is now engaged in elevating this partnership to a new paradigm by leveraging information technology through its trail-blazing
e-Choupal initiative. Additionally, ITC is significantly widening its farmer partnerships to embrace a host of value-adding activities: creating livelihoods by helping poor tribals make their wastelands productive; investing in rainwater harvesting to bring much-needed irrigation to parched drylands; empowering rural women by helping them evolve into entrepreneurs; providing infrastructural support to make schools exciting for village children.

Through these rural partnerships, ITC touches the lives of over 3 million villagers across India.

For ITC, these are expressions of a commitment beyond the market. Of a conviction that country must come before corporation. Of a true pride in being Citizen First.



Empowering farmers l Greening wastelands l Irrigating drylands l Creating women entrepreneurs l Educating rural children



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