Cos have spent Rs 50,000 cr on CSR in 5 years: Govt

By Sarkaritel October 29, 2019 17:19

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman presenting the National CSR Awards to the select companies for their outstanding contribution in area of CSR, at a function, in New Delhi on October 29, 2019. The Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur and the Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Shri Injeti Srinivas are also seen.

New Delhi, Oct 29  The corporate sector has set aside over Rs 10,000 crore every fiscal year since 2014-15 towards corporate social responsibility, President Ram Nath Kovind said.

He said the Companies Act was amended in 2013-14 making it mandatory for companies with a specified level of profit to spend 2% of it on social welfare.

He gave away the first CSR awards on Tuesday, instituted by the Corporate Affairs Ministry.

MoS Finance Anurag Thakur said the companies over the last 5 years have contributed Rs 50,000 crore and above towards CSR.

Corporate affairs secretary Injeti Srinivas said the companies have spent Rs 50,000 crore cumulatively over the last five years on social welfare activities.

Maximum funds have been given to projects for poverty alleviation, safe drinking water, education, health.

By Sarkaritel October 29, 2019 17:19

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