Corporate Spends Rs 806 cr on CSR in Odisha During 2000-13, Focus on Infrastructure Development

Vedanta group company-Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL), which has incurred an expenditure of Rs 135.14 crore on CSR, emerged as second big company for CSR spending.

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BHUBANEWSWAR: Big Corporate houses, having operation and business activities in the area of mining, steel, power and aluminium in the state of Odisha have spent about Rs 806.03 crore on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities during 2000-2013., industries minister Niranjan Pujari said in a written reply in the state assembly.

He informed house that the CSR activities undertaken are mainly for infrastructure development like roads, electricity supply, drinking water, healthcare support & conducting camps, educational support & sponsorship, sports promotion, cultural activities, support drinking calamities, plantation, community development, and self employment capacity building, self help groups and women & child care.

Among all corporates, state PSU- Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) tops the list with a spending of Rs 286.79 crore since 2000 on various corporate social responsibility programmes. Vedanta group company-Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL), which has incurred an expenditure of Rs 135.14 crore on CSR, emerged as second big company for CSR spending.

Other big industrial players with substantial CSR spends during 2000-12 are Naveen Jindal led – Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) (Rs 54.97 crore), Tata Steel (Rs 47 crore), Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd (Rs 44.21 crore), GMR Group’s GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd (Rs 35.76 crore), J K Paper (Rs 27.58 crore), PSU-Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd- MCL (Rs 23.60 crore) and National Aluminium Company-Nalco (Rs 23.29 crore).

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