KOLHAPUR: At least five corporate houses have approached the Kolhapur zila parishad for supporting its various activities under the corporate social responsibility (CSR). However, the details about the corporates have not been revealed yet.
In a meeting with the representatives of various corporates last week, Avinash Subhedar, chief executive officer of the Kolhapur Zila Parishad, had given a presentation about the latest and ongoing projects of the Zila Parishad and had appealed to them to participate.
Subhedar said “Kolhapur has more than 4,000 anganwadis with over 2.5 lakh students. However, over 2,500 of the anganwadis do not have their own buildings. We need support from the corporates so that we can improve the current situation. Attractive academic facilities for the students and state-of-the-art building are some of the needs of the anganwadis in the district”
Kolhapur Zila Parishad had successfully transformed its 68 primary health centres in the last two years through the Kaayapalat yojna (complete transformation scheme). The initiative yielded over Rs 90 lakh through people’s participation, donations and help from the corporates across the district.
Earlier, in a bid to attract more corporates in CSR activities, the state government’s school education and sports department had formed a cell in June last year. It was decided that cell would operate through the CSR steering committees. According to the government, the system was supposed to facilitate single window approach among the corporates