The Lakshmi & Usha Mittal Foundation is a charitable trust founded by the Steel Baron Mr. Lakshmi N. Mittal. It is engaged in various philanthropic activities for relief‚ rehabilitation‚ socio-economic development and education. Foundation’s thrust in the area of education is distinct.
It has set up LNM IIT at Jaipur in collaboration with the Government of Rajasthan. This institute with a large campus‚ infrastructure and distinguished faculty is aimed to be world–class institute of excellence. For women‚ “Usha Mittal Institute of Technology” is being set up in SNDT Women’s University‚ Mumbai by the foundation. It has contributed a handsome amount to the prestigious Indian School of Business at Hyderabad for development of business education.
Many charitable projects have been undertaken in Rajasthan where the founders of the trust have their roots‚ such as‚ supply of drinking water to famine affected villages‚ medicine‚ fodder for cattle‚ distribution of improved seeds, fertilizers to needy villagers‚ distribution of tricycles to handicapped children‚ providing school dress‚ fees‚ stationery and spectacles to poor school children‚ etc. Numbers of primary health centers have been opened in various villages where free medicine and treatment is provided besides undertaking Programmes on health education and family planning Programmes are being organized on a big scale and thousands of poor people have been benefited.
The foundation has helped build a new hospital in Kutch (Gujrat) after the devastating earthquake. It has also contributed large amount to the drought relief fund of the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. A big grant has been given by the Foundation for rehabilitation of people in the tsunami affected areas of south India. The Foundation is envisaging several other projects, which will not only continue to help the poor but also enable them to earn their livelihood so that they can improve the quality of their lives and live with dignity.