BALCO bags India CSR Award for CSR Project Jalgram

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MUMBAI: Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. (BALCO) has been honoured with India CSR Community Initiative Awards (India CSR Awards) for Project Jalgram- ‘Towards Sustainable Livelihood’ by India CSR, world’s popular CSR Newswire.

This has been awarded for its Project Jalgram-‘Towards Sustainable Livelihood’ in the category ‘Agriculture Development through CSR.

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The award was presented in a glittering award ceremony held in Bangalore  and was received on behalf of Balco by BK Sriwastwa, Head-Community Relations and Ashish Ranjan, Head- CSR of Balco, Korba from the hands of Chief Guest of the function Shri T. B. Jayachandra, Hon’ble Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka in the presence of Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, DG & CEO, India Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA); Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Trustee and CEO, Wockhardt Foundation; Ramdas Mansing Mane, CMD, Mane Group of Companies; Sanjay Katkar, Joint MD, Quick Heal Technologies Limited; Sudarshan Suchi, Program Head, Reliance Foundation; Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor, India CSR and Dr Rana Singh, Co-Founder and CEO, India CSR.

Project Jalgram

288 acres of land have been covered with perennial irrigation by help of check dams, bunds, etc. This has helped farmers get a second crop and there by leading to an increase in the income of farmers. It has also reduced the dependency on rainfall.

India CSR, world’s popular CSR newswire has organized ‘3rd Annual CSR Awards Ceremony’ on 27 August at Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites, Bengaluru, India. The event was supported by Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) and Pehel, the CSR arm of Dainik Jagran Group.

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, DG & CEO, India Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) in his key note address has emphasized saying that, “It is a history in making by enacting the progressive legislation and there are exciting times ahead for CSR in India. We are hopeful that the law would help in India’s growth and development.”

Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor, India CSR in his welcome note said that, “India CSR Awards is one of the prestigious recognitions that honours the outstanding and innovative CSR, Sustainability and Social enterprise projects and recognises leadership in CSR. The platform recognises individuals, organisations, corporates and projects that have made positive impact to the society’.

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