Modi Effects: IndiaCSR to Organize India’s First ‘ Summit on Toilet and Sanitation in Delhi on 18-19 December 2014
IndiaCSR News Network
NEW DELHI: Various corporate have decided to be an active participant of Visionary Prime Minister Shri Narendra Midi’s Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Initiative) to improve rural sanitation environment and toilet facilities for students in schools. Stressing on ‘dignity of women’, Prime on August 15 asked Parliamentarians and the corporate sector to help build separate toilets for girls in schools across the country by next year.
To help India harness its demographic dividend and support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India campaign that was announced on the occasion of India’s Independence Day, Tata Consultancy Services, Bharti Foundation, Hindustan Zinc Ltd, IDBI Bank, Indian Overseas Bank announced that it would finance hygienic sanitation facilities for girl students various schools in the country.
It is worth mentioning that Swachh Bharat Mission, announced by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on August 15, 2014 is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th Birth Anniversary and aims at tackling sanitation and waste management issues in the country.
IDBI Bank has decided to be a part of Modi’s Mission and would be investing Rupees 9 Crores under Corporate Social Responsibility programmes. Bank will support building of gender segregated toilets in the schools near Bank’s branches in rural and semi-urban. The initiative will be undertaken in around 300 schools mainly near Bank’s rural branches along with a few branches near our semi- urban areas.
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will earmark a budget of Rs 100 crore to be spent on the initiative. This significant investment in school sanitation will help children, especially girl students, to participate in school education for a longer period of time and play a larger economic role in their communities. TCS said that it would finance hygienic sanitation facilities for girl students across 10,000 schools in the country.
In a bid to improve household sanitation in rural Punjab, the Bharti Foundation said it will invest up to Rs.100 crore in constructing toilets in Ludhiana over the next three years. As part of this programme, the foundation will invest up to Rs.100 crore in constructing toilets while reaching out to every rural household lacking toilet facilities in the district, over the next three years. In addition to rural household sanitation, the “Satya Bharti Abhiyan” will also invest in improving sanitation facilities in government schools in rural Ludhiana by building new toilets for girls where no such facilities exist.
Vedanta’s Hindustan Zinc Ltd
Responding to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to corporates to build separate toilets for women, Vedanta Group Company Hindustan Zinc announced that it will construct another set of 10,000 toilets in Rajasthan. Hindustan Zinc (HZL), has already constructed 9,000 toilets out of its planned 30,000 in Rajasthan villages in collaboration with the state government. The Initiative will make 80 rural and tribal Rajasthan villages in Bhilwara, Chittorgarh and Udaipur districts free from open defecation.
According to estimates, 2.6bn people around the world lack access to a hygienic toilet. The United Nations hopes to halve this figure by 2015 as part of its millennium development goals. In India alone, more than 700 million people have no access to toilets which have proper waste disposal systems.
Indian Overseas Bank
The Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), a leading public sector bank on August 16, 2014 decided to finance the construction of toilets for girls in 59 schools across the country as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
In a statement issued here, the Chennai-based bank said it decided to finance the construction in response to the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day address. “The decision for this CSR initiative to construct toilets in one school in each of the 59 regions of the bank was taken in the bank’s board meeting held on Aug 16,” the statement said.
IndiaCSR (www.indiacsr.in , India’s Largest CSR News Network) has also decided to participate in Prime Minister’s Clean India Mission and announced a national level forum – India Sanitation Summit 2015 with the theme of ‘Sanitation for All-Toilet First’.
It is expected to attract more than 50 experts and 300 delegates from across the globe. The main aim of the summit is to develop strategies to widen sanitation coverage for India. “The summit will be an extraordinary opportunity for the exchange of information, ideas and know-how with well-known experts on sanitation, women empowerment, education and toilet-related topics.
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