New Delhi – India Tobacco Company Ltd (ITC) has spent Rs 306.95 cr on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) during FY 2018-19.
With an aim to eradicate hunger, poverty, malnutrition, promoting health care& sanitation, the company has spent around Rs 130.37 cr on this sector.
To promote sanitation and availing safe drinking water, ITC contributed to Swachh Bharat Kosh set-up by the Central Government.
With an objective to achieve zero open defecation, 4,443 Individual Household Toilets (IHHT) were constructed across 15 States in 26 districts, in collaboration with the state governments and District Sanitation Departments.
In addition, 32 community toilets were constructed and renovated in Bihar, West Bengal and New Delhi last year.
The programmes under healthcare and water sanitation covered states including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur and Nagaland.
The Swasth India Mission covered nearly 19.2 lakh children from around 5,247 schools in 60 cities in 12 states during the year.
Nearly 400,000 beneficiaries were covered under Mother and Child Health initiative which aims to improve the health-nutrition status of women, adolescents and children by strengthening institutional capacity, promoting greater convergence with existing government schemes and increased access to basic services on maternal, child, and adolescent health, nutrition and child protection.