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Coal India to spend Rs 235 cr on improving sanitation

The Hindu, 02 September 2014

 

NEW DELHI: In response to the call given to the corporate sector by PM Narendra Modi for ‘Clean India’ initiative, Coal India on Tuesday said it will spend Rs 235 crore on building toilets and improving sanitation in schools and households of underprivileged.

 

“The amount of Rs 235 crore would be utilised for creating modern sanitation facilities in schools operating in the command areas of CIL’s (Coal India) subsidiary companies and in the villages of economically backward districts which lack toilet facilities identified by coal companies through a baseline survey,” the PSU said in a statement.

 

The fund is 50 per cent of the company’s total Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) war chest of Rs 470 crore budgeted for the ongoing financial year, it said. Read more....