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Inclusive growth calls for intensive collaboration between govt and corporates: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee has asked the corporate sector to extend their corporate social responsibility (CSR) in rural areas by meeting the infrastructure requirements in government schools and i

Blunt Ratan Tata speaks of flaws in governance in India

Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has questioned the basic of governance and sought to redefine it in the post-liberalisation India. He was also at pain to explain how weak enforcement of rule

AAI staff to get training in airport management

An agreement has been signed between AAI (airports authority of India) and IATA (international air transport association) for imparting training to 4,000 AAI officials in world class airport manage

IT companies contribute to CSR activities in a major way

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) rules were put in place in 2013. Four of the top IT services firms—Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), Wipro Ltd, Infosys Ltd and Tech Mahindra Ltd&mdas

Consumer goods companies show aggressive CSR activities

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) law has changed the way companies approach their activities as many old sectors do not fall under CSR categories. However, the good news is that the consum

Focus on compliance than on effectiveness?

Are the rules vague and definition of sectors that need spending under corporate social responsibility (CSR) hampering or hurting the activities? The CSR rules merely mandate that co

Maharashtra plans to urge companies to up spending

For better management and to make a difference in the society, the Maharashtra government plans to meet 100 private companies’ representatives in October to encourage them to invest more in c

CSR activities: No takers for arts, army welfare

Six of the 11 areas identified under the Companies Act, 2013, for corporate social responsibility (CSR) expenditure have attracted little interest in 2014-15, the first year since the new CSR rules

Corporate houses told to spend CSR funds for disabled welfare

Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar said that nearly Rs 18,000 crore is available under corporate social responsibility (CSR) provision of the companies Ac

CSR is vital for inclusive growth of India

According to a conservative estimate, every year $ 4.5 billion or Rs 25,000 crore is available from the corporate social responsibility (CSR) kitty and its proper utilization is going to change Ind

Tenon group adopts govt school in Jhajjhar, gives a facelift

Tenon group, a security and facility management company, has undertaken renovation project of a school in Jhajjhar, Haryana, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.

Varanasi’s facelift to be funded by public sector units

The holy city of Varanasi is getting benefits of corporate social responsibility funds of various public sector undertakings. In order to promote solar power and also to overcome pow

CSR: Role in sports and skill development

The northeast region of the country has been struggling with several socio-economic problems. Lack of education and employment opportunities in these states are creating further tribulations. Howev

Making corporates socially responsible

A proper balance between the business objectives of the corporates and their CSR initiatives can create a win-win situation for businesses and society. This theme was reverberated at the ‘CSR

Corporate social responsibility: When capitalism goes the socialist way

Companies doing their bit for the society – or corporate social responsibility (CSR), to use the jargon – is of course not a new phenomenon. The Tatas and Birlas, the old behemoths of I

Sonalika ITL, UNIC to promote UN Sustainable Development Goals in India

Sonalika Social Development Society, the CSR wing of India’s third largest tractor maker Sonalika International Tractors Ltd, in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in

PSUs asked to contribute to Swachh Bharat pool

The government has turned to state-run companies to contribute to an account created to finance the prime minister`s Swachh Bharat programme. The department of public enterprises (DPE) has sent out

CSR spend up by 28%; contribution to PM’s relief fund up by 418%

The spending under the corporate social responsibility (CSR) by the NSE listed companies has seen a huge increase of 28% in 2015-16. The Companies Act (2013) has statutory provisions, making the CS

CSR boost

The spending under corporate social responsibility (CSR) by the NSE listed companies has seen a huge increase of 28 percent in 2015-16. The Companies Act (2013) has statutory provisions, making CSR

Need to change the attitude towards differently-abled: MB Atherya

 “There is a prerequisite for change in the attitude of people which should begin from the families of the differently abled people. It will help them build self-confidence and help them

NTPC to replace its old plants

 The nation has embarked on a mission to reduce India’s carbon footprint by phasing out all inefficient thermal power plants, older than 25 years, with modern energy efficient super crit

Despite privatisation, fantastic growth in PSU sector: Vinit Goenka

We need to build a strong country through a strong PSU community, said Vinit Goenka, member IT taskforce, ministry of shipping, road transport and highways in his opening address at the Governance

ONGC begins to restore Varanasi kunds

 In order to restore the beauty and serenity of the kunds, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC), an energy maharatna, is all set to clean the four kunds based at Varanasi -- Durga kund,

IIM Trichy gets Rs 14 cr from REC for solar panel installation

In order to promote solar energy initiatives, rural electrification corporation ltd (REC)- a Navratna PSU has extended a financial aid of Rs 14.2 crore to Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirap

REC extends CSR support to AIIMS

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC), a navratna enterprise, has extended support its CSR support to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.  

IIFCL gives Rs 3.5 crore for cancer treatment

An appeal was made to PSUs to contribute funds under their CSR Scheme towards Health Minister’s Cancer Patient Fund-CSR for treatment of poor cancer patients.   

Efforts to make women’s reservation bill a people’s agenda

In a bid to ensure a speedy passage for the women’s reservation bill (WRB) in Parliament and legislative assemblies, Centre for Social Research (CSR), New Delhi, will galvanise 3,000 pancha

ONGC Foundation gives aid to National Cancer Institute

 ONGC has granted Rs 100 crore to turn the vision of affordable world class cancer care facilities in central India into reality. The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) first phase at Nag

AAI to organise cervical cancer screening camps

 Airports authority of India’s women welfare association, Kalyanmayee, will be organising a series of cervical screening camps for underprivileged women in 12 cities in the next three ye

Sustainable development of India: Is CSR the solution?

Prime minister Narendra Modi has urged corporates to contribute towards the national development agenda through corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, but the corporates are still caught

REC joins hands with UNFPA for CSR initiatives

To support various CSR innovative projects across the country, Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd (REC) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), India have signed an agreement of Rs 32.84 cro

Being responsible, the corporate way

Corporations have a critically important role to play in a nation’s roadmap of development, and it is a fundamental, undisputed fact. Development that is not limited to financial growth alo

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