Mitsubishi Corporation has engaged in a series of initiatives in partnership with MSSRF in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and along the eastern coastal regions for the development of ‘village resource centre’, offering necessary guidance and scientific support to the farmers and fisher folk communities along the coastline of Krishna district.
On their visit, Mitsubishi Corporation India Private Limited Chairman and Managing Director Eisuke Shiozaki and MSSRF Executive Director V. Selvam interacted with the communities during the launch of various development programmes of MCI India and MSSRF.
Addressing the gathering of farmers during the ground-breaking ceremony here, Mitsubishi Corporation India Private Limited Chairman and Managing Director Eisuke Shiozaki said, “While profits for corporate are a lifeline to survive, respect for resources embedded in the Japanese philosophy of ‘Mottainai’ was very important. Social innovations and introductions of new technologies, transition to low carbon from environment unfriendly systems were some of the ways in which sustainable development could be pursued.”
Appreciating the introduction of GST he said, “GST helped our foreign companies to enter the Indian market as it made it much simpler to understand.” Also on the mandatory CSR, he said when it was an obligation when everyone would start thinking about it.
Speaking on the occasion, Founder MSSRF, Prof Swaminathan remembered Gandhiji and discussed how he had emphasized on sustainability decades ago. He also appreciated Mitsubishi Corporation for their effort of community development.
The MSSRF has been engaged in restoration of mangrove cover in Krishna district over the years and adopted a few villages to ensure them livelihood option in Nagayalanka mandal. The lecture is part of the Millennium Lecture series of MSSRF where eminent personalities share their work and vision for sustainable development.