Ranchi – Jharkhand Chief Minister, Raghubar Das has asked Tata Steel Ltd to use their CSR (corporate social responsibility) funds for building modern anganwadi centres and putting up street lights, UNI reported.
Courtyard shelters often referred to as anganwadis is a type of rural child care centre. They were started by the Indian government in 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Services program to combat child hunger and malnutrition.
Das met with Tata Steel’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director T. V. Narendran on 13 Jul and discussed the role the company could play for the all-round development of Jamshedpur, the agency reported.
He further asked the company to get its hospitals in Noamundi, Jharia and Ghato empanelled under the Prime Minister’s flagship health scheme – Ayushman Bharat Yojana to facilitate healthcare access to the so that unprivileged.
In return, Narendran assured the chief minister for the all-round development in the state. “The company will play its active role for the all-round development of the state and other key priority areas,” says Narendran.
The company has taken various community-centric initiatives to spread quality education, healthcare, and sustainable livelihood opportunities. Communities have also benefited through agriculture development initiatives and market linkages, entrepreneurship programmes and through skill development initiatives undertaken by the company.
Tata Steel has also worked towards preservation of ethnicity and culture of indigenous communities.