Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Real Estate with a Social Conscience: Rich India
Headquartered in Kodambakkam, with branch offices in Trichy, Karur, Tirupur, Erode and Coimbatore, the Rich India Housing group of companies has sold 88,000 plots and served more than 70,000 customers since its inception in 2004. Chief Business Officer Abhay Raj said the group has big plans for the future, not of all them revolving around the making of (lots of) money. On the contrary, Rich India seems to be genuinely interested in social welfare and social improvement, and helping the nation to reach its full potential. The company runs a charitable trust and a school, called the Civil Services Academy. This is a real estate company with a social conscience, and serves as a model example of how (aspiring) rich India can help (aspiring) poor India. As Mr Raj pointed out in an email to me recently: "Rich India Civil Services Academy provides free Training for Candidates from economically weaker section along with free food & accommodation provided at, (commenced less than a year ago, till date 149 candidates have been enrolled and are being trained by professionals), with facilities like air-conditioned Library & Training hall. (The) Rich India School at Trichy would offer Free Education to Students from economically weaker section (including orphaned children) along with free food & accommodation..." (For the full story on how Rich India is helping social development in Tamil Nadu, click here.)
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