SAIL spends Rs 2.97 cr on CSR in UP during Apr-Aug

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NEW DELHI: State-run Steel Authority of Indiahas spent Rs 2.97 crore in Uttar Pradesh on corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in the first five months of the current fiscal, Parliament was informed today.”During April-August 2011, an amount of Rs 2.97 crore has been spent (by SAIL) on various projects in different parts of Uttar Pradesh under CSR against allocation of Rs 64 crore for undertaking CSR projects across the country for 2011-12,” Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

SAIL has a steel processing unit at Jagdishpur and also many marketing establishments like warehouses, stockyards, dealers in Uttar Pradesh.

The Maharatna firm has undertaken CSR projects for welfare and development of surrounding population near its plans located in more than 10 states across the country, the Minister said.

Manganese Ore India, another PSU under the aegis of the steel ministry, has contributed Rs 50 lakh under CSR in a village in Uttar Pradesh.

“MOIL is implementing CSR projects in the surrounding areas of its operations and a major portion of the CSR budget is spent in the peripheral areas of its operations/mines,” he said.

(PTI)

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