KANPUR: To ensure integrated development of the city, the district administration has launched a Vision Kanpur programme that aims at encouraging public sector units, corporates, NGOs, organizations and individuals to participate in solving problems plaguing the city. The administration plans to bring companies running corporate social responsibility (CSR) and those in need of help on one platform through this endeavour. It is aimed at providing a helping hand to schools and hospitals in term of developing facilities.
The ‘Vision Kanpur’ initiative was launched on Saturday evening, wherein district magistrate Roshan Jacob said that the administration would merely monitor redressal of a problem. The corporates would be able to help the needy through website . The district administration would play the role of facilitator and monitor the functioning of the website. The companies would directly deal with the need financially.Already Over Fifty companies, including SAIL, GAIL and CUGL, have evinced interest in Vision Kanpur project.
The DM also mentioned that companies interested in CSR activities could register on the website and seek out needs of people or organizations. “The company wishing to help will have to send a request on the website. A team of professionals will clear the budget to be spent on the job” said the district magistrate while talking to the reporters. While the DM would be the chairperson of the team, ADM city would be the vice chairman. This team would also comprise of CAs, IIT-K director, HBTI director, and registrar or companies. Also president of Merchants Chamber of UP IM Rohtagi.
Talking to reporters, she said that both the public and the private sector were eager to spend money for social cause under the corporate social responsibility. “We have prepared a network of these companies. These companies will check the website to find out the needs of various organizations and provide assistance” the DM said adding that Vision Kanpur would provide a platform to companies willing to support a cause.
Vision Kanpur website will work like this :Suppose a school lacks drinking water facility through cooler or computer access then the public and private companies under their CSR activities can assist such a school. The district administration will ensure that several such tasks are done and the problems of the under privileged will be solved.