CIL's CSR fund for sanitation [India Business] [Times of India]
(Times of India Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) KOLKATA: Coal India Ltd (CIL) has set aside Rs 235crore fund, 50% of the company's total corporate social responsibility (CSR) war chest of Rs 470 crore budgeted for 2014-15 to provide hygienic sanitation in schools and in the households of underprivileged by constructing individual toilet facilities. The government-run miner said this was in response to the call given to the corporate sector by the Prime Minister for 'Clean India' initiative on August 15.
The amount would be utilized for creating modern sanitation facilities in schools operating in the command areas of CIL's subsidiary companies and in the villages of economically backward districts identified by coal companies through a baseline survey.
CIL's mining operations in 429 mines are spread across eight states like West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, MP, UP, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and north-eastern states. CIL director personnel R Mohandas said CIL will be engaging various NGOs for the construction of toilets as well as awareness campaigns for better sanitation. Around one lakh households would be benefited by this sanitation initiative. This apart, around 6,000 toilet facilities would be built in schools. This hygiene drive is targeted to be completed by March 2015.
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