CSR Not Some Token Work: Arjun Munda, Chief Minister, Jharkhand

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RANCHI: Chief minister Arjun Munda on Monday asked the corporate houses operating in Jharkhand to put maximum effort in developing human resources in their areas of operations and bring positive change in the society. He was speaking at a conclave on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – Leading to sustainable economic development.

Munda said that CSR should not remain a token work. “Most of the companies don’t put in maximum effort to bring about change in the lives of people working or living near their offices and mines. Only a handful of people are benefitted as they get an opportunity to work in the company or the mine. Vast majority of the people simply bear the brunt of pollution. I feel that the companies should bring about a change in their style of functioning in CSR activities,” said Munda.

A large number of officials from more than 50 companies, both private and public sector, were present at the conclave. Chairman-cum-managing director of Central Coalfields Limited ( CCL) and chief executive officer (CEO) of Bokaro Steel Limited Anutosh Maitra were also present on the occasion.

“Focus should be on skill development of every individual and making them an asset for society,” he added.

(Times of India)

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