Banks ready to spend on adarsh grams

GN Bureau | September 14, 2015



Most of the real work has to happen in small communities if the CSR’s intentions are to be realized. In this direction Mysuru dist in Karnataka has taken the lead.

Mysuru deputy commissioner C. Shikha presided over the meeting on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) involving representatives of industries. Heads of about 20 major and minor banks also attended it.

The focus was on conceptualising and implementing CSR initiatives to improve basic amenities and implementation of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY).

The bankers were informed about the yojna under which Karimuddanahalli gram panchayat of Hunsur taluk in Mysuru Lok Sabha constituency and B. Matakere gram panchayat of HD Kote taluk in Chamarajanagara Lok Sabha constituency are to be developed as model panchayats. The Deputy Commissioner has been appointed nodal officer for the scheme.

Basic amenities such as building of toilets for schools, installing permanent drinking water facilities, and providing books for libraries and computers was agreed to be taken up within a month. At the meeting, the banks were asked to take up the responsibility to fill the existing gaps in government schemes in these gram panchayats.

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