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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Oil India Limited (OIL) is governed by its Social Vision “OIL is a Responsible Corporate Citizen deeply committed to socio-economic development in its areas of operation”, its policies on CSR and Sustainable Development, the DPE Guidelines, 2013, on CSR & Sustainability for the CPSEs; and the Companies Act, 2013 which came into effect from 1st April, 2014.

As specified under Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013, OIL’s CSR projects and programmes are focused on several key thrust areas such as Healthcare, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Education, Sustainable Livelihood, Capacity Building and Empowerment of Women, Skill Development, Rural Sports, Environment Sustainability, Augmentation of Rural Infrastructure, etc. The CSR initiatives are implemented primarily in the operational areas of the Company in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.

As per Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, every company, private limited or public limited, which either has a net worth of Rs 500 crore or a turnover of Rs 1,000 crore or net profit of Rs 5 crore, needs to spend at least 2% of its average net profit for the immediately preceding three financial years on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. OIL has been spending over 2% of the Average Net Profit of three preceding financial years on its CSR initiatives. CSR expenditure of OIL of last 4 financial years, since the Companies Act, 2013 came into force from 1st April, 2014, is given in the table below.

Table: OIL’s CSR Expenditure in the last four financial years:

Year CSR Budget (Rs in Crore) CSR Expenditure (Rs in Crore)
2015-1692.21 92.21

Details of major CSR Projects undertaken by OIL under the key thrust areas defined under the Companies Act 2013, are as follows:

HEALTHCARE & SANITATION - Point No.(i) as per schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013


In FY 2014-15 to FY 2016-17
  • Construction of 1471 toilets for boys & girls in Government Schools in 7 (seven) districts of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Barpeta, Bongaigaon and Dhubri.
  • Installation of 20 nos. of RO/UV drinking water plants in villages of East Godavari District, in OIL operational area of KG Basin Project.
  • Construction of 2 nos. of toilets for men & women in Ranau and Ramgarh villages of Jaisalmer district, in operational area of Rajasthan Project.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of Bondajan water body under OIL's Pipeline Headquarters, at Narangi, Guwahati.
  • Provided 2 nos. of garbage disposal trucks & 1000 nos. of garbage bins to Guwahati Municipal Corporation for garbage collection and cleanliness in different locations of Guwahati, (taken up in two phases).
  • OIL constructed Toilet at Moitripur LP School, Diyun, Arunachal Pradesh, and Toilet at Digboi Unnayan Samity and Toilet facility at OILTownship in 7 nos. of locations for public use. Additionally, OIL took up a toilet utilization assessment survey of the already constructed toilets in various schools.
  • OIL has adopted Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati under Swachh Iconic place initiative as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission apart from organizing Swachh Bharat Pakhwada, walkathons and seminars on Cleanliness in all its areas of Operations.

IN FY 2017-18,

  • OIL has provided an amount of Rs 1.80 Crore towards construction of 1,500 toilets in Dibrugarh district to make the district “open defecation free” in addition to construction of toilets at 10 satras of Majuli under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Apart from the above, following initiatives are taken by OIL:
  • Providing financial assistance for an amount of Rs 1.07 crore towards maintenance of 1471 school toilets constructed under Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan in FY 2014-15, was disbursed to the concerned authority.
  • Providing financial assistance towards development and beautification of Tinsukia Town including beautification of Morut Nanadan Kanon Park.
  • Swachh Bharat Pakhwada at various levels including walkathons, initiatives like clean your work place through shramdaan, and seminars on Cleanliness etc were organized in all its areas of Operations.

1. Project Sparsha - The Mobile Dispensary Services It has always been one of the most significant community welfare projects of the Company.  Started way back in the early eighties, the mobile health care project “Sparsha” covers OIL operational areas of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, parts of Charaideo, Sibsagar districts in Assam and in parts of Arunachal Pradesh. This effort of OIL caters to the primary health care needs of the people in OIL operational areas. The project is being implemented by St. Luke’s Hospital in addition to OIL’s in-house Mobile Health Care team and Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute (PSMRI). In 2017-18, 1712 health camps were conducted where in screening & primary healthcare services were extended to around 2,48,834 patients.

Following are the details of the project:

Financial Year Number of Beneficiaries Expenditure Incurred
2011-121,71,387 (through 779 medical camps)INR 87,29,262.17
2012-131,39,513 (through 796 medical camps)INR 85,20,776.54
2013-14 1,29,555 (through 774 medical camps)INR 86,44,542.35
2014-151,23,000 (through 760 medical camps)INR 1,32,30,000.00
2015-161,83,928 (through 1375 medical camps)INR 2,25,23,192.00
2016-172,53,064 (through 1725 medical camps)INR 2,80,00,000.00
2017-182,48,834 (through 1712 medical camps)INR 2,53,19,643.28

2. Project Arogya: Project ‘Arogya’, is an initiative with an umbrella focus on reduction of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality rates (IMR) in and around OIL’s operational areas of Tinsukia & Dibrugarh districts in the state of Assam. The Program aims at caring for the new born, as well as addressing maternal and adolescent health issues at various stages of life. Since the beginning, the program has been spreading awareness on pre-natal and post-natal healthcare, sanitation, hygiene and cleanliness, which has led to reduced maternal and child mortality and better health for women and children across the targeted villages of OIL’s operational areas, in the last few years.

Under the project, which was launched in 2012-13, more than 30 health camps have been conducted in 30 different villages in OIL operational areas, providing pre-natal & post-natal check-up facilities and community health awareness generation; with coverage of over 2000 beneficiaries (pregnant mothers, adolescent girls, 0-5 years children). Training is also provided to Health workers in all the villages covered under the programme. Awareness camps and counselling are given at regular intervals for Institutional delivery, family planning, hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, etc. As a part of the joint initiative under Swachh bharat Abhiyan and Project Arogya, in FY 2017-18, distribution of Sanitary napkins to 370 Nos. of young mothers and adolescent girls of villages of tinsukia district .


Details of Project Arogya are as follows:

Financial Year Expenditure Incurred
2012-13INR 50,00,000.00
2013-14INR 50,00,000.00
2014-15INR 1,00,00,000.00
2015-16INR 1,00,00,000.00
2016-17INR 89,00,000.00
2017-18INR 1,02,60,869.86

EDUCATION - Point No. (ii) as per schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

1. OIL Super 30: OIL India Super 30 which started in July 2010, is an 11 months completely residential coaching program for IIT-JEE & other Engg. entrance examinations, for the meritorious students from backward sections of the societywith a focus on developing a result oriented approach in preparing for JEE Mains , Advance and other Engineering Examinations. Presently there are 6 OIL Super 30 centres at Guwahati, Jorhat, Nowgaon and Dibrugarh in Assam and Jodhpur in Rajasthan and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. Students have been admitted in various engineering institutes like IIT, ISRO, NIT, State Engineering colleges, Medical institutes and leading Engineering Colleges. The details of the project are as follows:

Financial Year Number of Beneficiaries Expenditure Incurred(INR)
2011-1260 students adoptedINR 90, 00, 000.00
2012-1360 students adoptedINR 94, 61, 000.00
2013-14 90 students adoptedINR 1, 49, 50, 000.00
2014-15120 students adoptedINR 2, 20, 00, 000.00
2015-16151 students adopted across 5 centers. INR 2 ,95, 90, 000.00
2016-17147 students adopted across 5 centers. INR 2,90,00,000.00
2017-18181 students adopted across 6 centers.INR 3,98,26,220.00

Consolidated data of admissions & success percentage:

Academic session/Centre No of students No of students admitted in various institutes/colleges Success in percentage (%)
2011-12/ Guwahati & Jorhat605294
2012-13/ Guwahati & Jorhat 6060100
2013-14/ Guwahati Jorhat & Dibrugarh908897
2014-15/ Guwahati Jorhat, Dibrugarh & Jodhpur 120112 93
2015-16/ Guwahati Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Jodhpur & Itanagar151138 92
2016-17/ Guwahati Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Jodhpur & Itanagar14712786.39
2017-18 /Guwahati Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Nowgaon, Jodhpur & Itanagar181N/A*N/A*
*The process for admission cycle -2017-18 is in progress and not yet complete.

2. Project Dikhya: {Project on imparting mobile computer education to school students, through innovative teaching and learning methodologies.} The computer literacy programme is being implemented in 30 (Thirty) Schools at present within OIL’s operational areas in the districts of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Sivasagar. The project is being implemented through State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Assam and IL&FS Education & Technical Services via mobile education vans/buses which visit each of the areas and schools. Since 2012-13, 26,500 students were benefitted via custom designed and fabricated mobile education buses / vans. In FY 2017-18, a total of 7,094 students of 30 schools were benefited.


a. Computer Education under Project Dikhya:

Financial Year Number of Beneficiaries Expenditure Incurred
2012-13 (project started in December, 2012)660 students in 6 schools under Computer Literacy Program (Overall in 2012-13 and 2013-14)INR 1,00,00,000.00
2013-14INR 3, 75,00,000.00
2014-154546 students in 18 schools under Computer Literacy Program INR 7,25,25,000.00
2015-167104 students in 30 schools under computer Literacy ProgramINR 10,14,36,590.00
2016-177132 students in 30 schools under computer Literacy ProgramINR 9,73,00,000.00
2017-187094 students in 30 schools under computer Literacy ProgramINR 9,78,14,019.72

b. Adult Literacy under Project Dikhya:

Under the project, adult literacy classes are held across OIL’s operational areas in the districts of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Sivasagar in Assam. The project is implemented through State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Assam. The course content has been developed as per the Sarva Siksha Mission of the Government. Since 2012-13, till date 4200 adults have been covered under the program. Further details are given below.

Financial Year Number of Beneficiaries Expenditure Incurred
2012-13 (project started in December, 2012)300 Adults across 60 venues under Adult Literacy Program (Overall in 2012-13 and 2013-14)INR 1,00,00,000.00
2013-14INR 1, 25,00,000.00
2014-15900 Adults across 18 areas under Adult Literacy Program INR 75,00,000.00
2015-161500 adults across 30 areas under Adult Literacy ProgramINR 3,40,00,000.00
2016-171500 adults across 30 areas under Adult Literacy ProgramINR 3,14,00,000.00
2017-181500 adults across 30 areas under Adult Literacy ProgramINR 3,02,25,625.00

3. OIL Shikshya Ratna Puraskar:

Oil India Limited introduced “OIL Shikshya Ratna Puraskar” for recognizing the all-round contribution of the teaching fraternity from provincialized schools and colleges under Dibrugarh University within the districts of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh, in 2013-14. The awards consist of cash incentive of Rupees One Lakh and a citation to each awardee presented on the occasion. Further details are given below.

Financial Year Number of Beneficiaries Expenditure Incurred
2013-14 Cash incentive and citation to 5 teachers from OIL operational districts for teaching excellenceINR 5,00,000.00
2014-15Cash incentive and citation to 6 teachers from OIL operational districts for teaching excellence INR 6,00,000.00
2015-16Cash incentive and citation to 6 teachers from OIL operational districts for teaching excellence INR 6,00,000.00
2016-17Cash incentive and citation to 6 teachers from OIL operational districts for teaching excellenceINR 6,00,000.00
2017-18Cash incentive and citation to 5 teachers from OIL operational districts for teaching excellenceINR 5,00,000.00
4. OIL Awards and Merit Scholarships:

Every year OIL rewards meritorious students of operational areas passing class X & XII with OIL Awards and OIL Merit Scholarships which go a long way in encouraging the students to perform better. Till date around 10,000 students have been benefited through merit scholarships (inclusive of students from BPL families). Details of the project are given below.

Financial Year Number of Beneficiaries Scholarship amount
2011-12 92138.50 LAKHS
2012-131556 75.00 LAKHS
2013-142299 124.77 LAKH
2014 -153585189.81 LAKHS
2015-164108268.69 LAKHS
2016-175905396.99 LAKHS
2017-183138201.12 LAKHS

5. Computer Education Centre Under “Project Rupantar”:

Under this programme various computer courses starting from 02 months basic courses to three years advance diploma courses are offered. The basic courses include, Basic course (02 months), DTP (02 months), Web Page Designing (02 months), Tally (03 months), C Language (03 months), C++ (03 months), Java (03 months), Linux (02 months), Visual Basic (03 months), Visual Basic Script (01 month). Every year around 900 to 1000 youths obtained certificates by undertaking the computer courses. The courses are recognized by State Institute of Rural Development, Appex Centre for Research and Development, under Dept. of Panchayat and Rural Development, Govt. of Assam. In FY 2017-18, a total of 919 students were trained under the computer education initiative.

DIFFERENTLY- ABLED - Point No. (ii) as per schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

Project OIL Sakshyam: Need based support is extended to physically challenged community including students with disability and special needs, studying in two special schools – Mrinaljyoti rehabilitation Centre and Moran Blind School.

In the last two years, financial assistance was provided to the students of Mrinaljyoti Rehabilitation Centre, Duliajan and Moran Blind School, Moran in the form of annual scholarships. At the same time, financial assistance was provided to Mrinaljyoti Rehabilitation Centre, Duliajan for construction of a shelter home for girls (one time), procurement of a diesel generator set (one time) and annual grant (in each year) for extension of services of the Centre. Similarly, Moran Blind School, Moran was provided annual grant for incurring the running cost of the school (in each year). As a new initiative, 20 differently abled candidates were trained in the trades of sewing machine operator and quick service restaurant from OIL’s operational areas as well as other parts of Assam. Out of 20 candidates, 15 were placed at various industries/ restaurants across the country.


SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD GENERATION - Point No. (ii) as per schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

Project Rupantar : OIL with the partnership of the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Assam, started Project Rupantar in 2003, which is a sustainable livelihood generation project based on the self-help group (SHGs) and joint liability group (JLG) model in the agro based sector. It has a central focus to assist SHGs for development of agro based industries like bamboo cultivation, floriculture, fishery, sericulture, organic farming, etc. and other allied activities like duck farming, pig rearing, goat farming, dairy farming, handloom, small business, etc., along with a Computer Centre, thereby helping the unemployed youths to find alternate employment providing a scope for entrepreneurship. Since 2003, OIL has exclusively formed 8,500 SHG’s / JLG’s to which the company has extended 50% subsidy. In 2017-18, 400 SHGs /JLGs consisting of around 1850 families were formed.

The details of SHGs/JLGs of last 5 years are given below.

Financial Year Number of Beneficiaries Expenditure Incurred
2011-12 250 Self Help Groups/Joint Liability GroupsApprox. INR 2,00,00,000.00
2012-13300 Self Help Groups/Joint Liability Groups INR 2,50,00,000.0
2013-14350 Self Help Groups/Joint Liability Groups INR 3,50,00,000.00
2014 -15500 Self Help Groups/Joint Liability GroupsINR 5,00,00,000.00
2015-16500 Self Help Groups- 250 SHG’s / 250 JLG’sINR 5,50,00,000.00
2016-17300 Self Help GroupsINR 6,09,00,000.00
2017-18400 Self Help GroupsINR 4,48,87,000.00

Project OIL Jeevika: Launched in 2016-17 fiscal and implemented by India Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati, OIL Jeevika a community cluster based sustainable livelihood promotion project is currently implemented in OIL’s operational villages of Arunachal Pradesh benefitting 400 households. The project aims at imparting skill development and upgradation training to the targeted beneficiaries. Details of the project for FY 2017-18:

Financial Year Number of Beneficiaries Expenditure Incurred
2017-18400 HouseholdsINR 5,28,000.00

Agriculture Project under OIL INDIA RURAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY (OIRDS): The primary objective of Agriculture Project is to introduce modern methods of cultivation to generate large scale production and thus provide an opportunity to the unemployed youth to adopt agriculture as a means of earning livelihood and thereby attain economic empowerment. While doing so, maximum emphasis is given in extending in-field training by experts from Agriculture Department, Government of Assam & Assam Agriculture University for proper and adequate use of technology. To boost the encouragement of the farmers, the Oil India Rural Development Society (OIRDS) introduces high yielding paddy seeds specially collected from Regional Agriculture Research Centre, Titabor and organic manure to revitalize the paddy fields. Till date, OIRDS has adopted more than 118 villages, covering more than 17221 farm families under its Agriculture Project. (Since 1991).

In FY 2017-18, 16 Nos. of new villages were adopted (Sali cultivation 3000 bighas and rabi cultivation 1465 bighas).


SKILL DEVELOPMENT - Point No. (ii) as per schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

1. Project Swabalamban on Skill Building: Under the project, OIL provides skill based placement oriented training to youth from its operational areas, by focussing on various employable skills in trades like Sewing Machine operator, Electrician, Hospitality & housekeeping, Patient care assistant, Fire & safety, Plumbing, Welding, Mason, Site accountant, Bar bender, General work supervisor, Land surveyor, Store keeper, Carpenter, Safety inspector, Office assistant & Secretarial practice, Jewellary designing & making, CNC operator, Steward-food & beverages. (Certain trades have been dropped in subsequent years). The project is being implemented by 3 reputed agencies, viz. Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati, Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), New Delhi and IL&FS Educational Technology Services (IETS), New Delhi .Through this initiative, OIL aims to provide skill based employment oriented training to more than 10,000 youth from the catchment areas where OIL operates within a five year period.

Since 2013-14 till 2017-18 fiscal, a total of 11,680 number of candidates from districts of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and parts of newly formed Charaideo district as well as parts of Rajasthan were trained in varied sectors and 9,171 nos. of candidates were placed in many industries across the country. In FY 2017-18 we have trained 3,000 candidates. Out of 3,000, 2381 have been placed. Details of the project:

Financial Year Number of Beneficiaries Expenditure Incurred
2013-14 (Project started in December, 2013) 1215 candidates trained. ~ INR 6,00,00,000.00
2014-152197 candidates trained. INR 15,50,00,000.00
2015-162650 candidates trained. INR 20,16,63,525.00
2016-172498 candidates trainedINR 12,07,00,000.00
2017-183000 candidates trainedINR 12,88,99,992.47

In 2016 
The trades include General duty assistant, Housekeeping & hospitality, BPO (voice/non voice), Fitter-CTC. We are also in the process of providing skill training to physically challenged candidates in SMO and CCD 


Capacity building and Empowerment of Women - Point No. (ii) as per schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

1. Handicraft Training & Production Centre (HTPC): OIL’s Handicraft Training and Production Centre (HTPC), located at Duliajan, Assam has been imparting nine-month stipendiary training in Weaving, Cutting & Tailoring, Embroidery & Knitting to young girls from OIL operational areas. The students are selected through written test and viva-voce. During 2016-17, a total of 38 Nos. of rural women were imparted such training.. Post training assistance is also provided to the trainees. Since 1984, more than 900 women have been trained.

Financial Year Number of Beneficiaries Expenditure Incurred
2011-12 32 girls imparted training INR 10,80,000.00
2012-1332 girls imparted training INR 13,83,000.00
2013-1442 girls imparted training INR 19,00,000.00
2014-1542 girls imparted trainingINR 20,00,000.00
2015-1637 girls imparted trainingINR 50,00,000.00
2016-1738 girls imparted trainingINR 28,00,000.00
2017-1842 girls imparted trainingINR 33,19,079.00

2. General Nursing Midwifery (GNM) training: Started in 1991, The nursing school in OIL Hospital Duliajan conducts 4.5 years (including 1.5 years on the job training in OIL Hospital) General Nursing Midwifery (GNM) training courses which is recognized by the Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Assam. Initially intake per year was 6 candidates. Subsequently the no per year was increased from 10 and 20 and its present batch size is 30. In last two years, 60 new students were given admissions and trained under the ongoing 3 year course.


SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT - Point No. (iv) as per schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

1. Conservation of Hoolock Gibbon: This project is OIL's seminal project on biodiversity conservation, especially conservation of endangered faunal species.

2. Project OIL Urja : Started in 2016-17 fiscal, keeping in view the need to create a safer environment and aiming towards reducing carbon emissions through the use of renewable energy and prevention of indoor air pollution for communities of OIL’s operational areas. Under the project, fuel efficient cook stoves will be constructed and installed in 3000 rural households of OIL’s operational areas of upper Assam in a span of 1 year. Also, solar solutions in alignment with the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India (MNRE) clean cooking & lighting solutions under Happy Home package will be provided. In 2017-18, 3000 nos of fuel efficient cook stoves with chimneys were constructed in 06 nos. of tea gardens. Currently, 20 youth from 06 tea gardens have completed Entrepreneurship training focusing on Personality Development, communication skills etc.

3. Sasoni Merbeel Eco Tourism Project: Since inception of the project OIL has been supporting the initiative which has the potential of creating rural entrepreneurs apart from protecting the flora and fauna of the region. OIL has provided financial assistance for solar lighting, pedal boats and battery driver eco-friendly vehicles. A 40 kw Solar power plant has also been inaugurated recently which is a part of financial package of Rs 1 Crore sanctioned under the Company’s CSR initiatives

4. Adoption of Rhino calves: OIL has adopted 3 rhino calves for a period of three years which were orphaned by the devastating floods of 2016 in Kaziranga National Park.

5. Contribution towards Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana: Oil India Limited has contributed Rs 61.65 crore in the last two years towards (PMUY) which aims to safeguard the health of women and children by providing them with clean cooking fuel-LPG.


Preservation and Promotion of Art and Culture - Point No. (v) as per schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

  • OIL has contributed an amount of Rs 10.00 Crores towards building Statue of Unity as part of Preservation and Promotion of Art and Culture in FY 2017-18, in addition to Rs 25.00 Crore, which was contributed during FY 2016-17.
  • Renovation and Preservation of Berry White Medical School in Dibrugarh: In FY 2017-18, OIL had entered into a tripartite partnership to achieve the objective of preserving, restoring and renovating the cherished heritage of John Berry White Medical School.
  • OIL had also contributed towards several events promoting and preserving local art, culture and heritage including dance, music, drama, theatre, art and craft etc of Assam.


Promotion of SPORTS with focus on Rural Sports - Point No. (vii) as per schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

Promotion of Sports as a CSR initiative apart from providing a platform and motivating the budding talent from the rural parts of OIL’s operational areas, plays the role of uniting the communities, mobilizing, inspiring and instilling responsible behavior among the children and youth. OIL’s contribution and collaboration with the social groups, district administration and sports bodies, has helped in making rural sports as one of the most popular sports event in the rural areas creating social advantage, over the years. Rural sports as a CSR initiative apart from providing a platform and motivating the budding talents from rural parts of OIL’s operational areas play the role of uniting the communities , mobilize, inspire and instill responsible behavior among the children and the youth.

Initiated in 2001, apart from rural sports in FY 2017-18, OIL has provided financial assistance to several schools and sports organizations for development of playground benefitting larger number of youth.


DEVELOPMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE - Point No. (x) as per schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

Over the years the company has built over 1500 kilometres of roads to facilitate and improve basic communication. OIL has also constructed many Public stages, Auditoriums, libraries, lecture Halls, computer centres & institutes of higher development in various OIL operational areas of North east India. In FY 2017-18 alone OIL had taken up construction of 203.18 KM of rural roads along with 56 nos. of rural culverts. Further,3 Nos. of Community auditoriums and 07 nos of waiting sheds were also constructed towards augmentation of rural infrastructure.