BHUBANESWAR: It has reported that Public sector aluminium behemoth NALCO has contributed Rs 14.33 crore for development work in Orissa’s Koraput district as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). NALCO has been making significant strides in the development of backward and tribal-dominated Koraput where the company’s mines and refinery are located.
The company has given major thrust towards periphery development activities. Besides, creation of infrastructure in the surrounding villages for communication, education, health care and drinking water get priority in periphery development plans. A cheque for Rs 14.33 crore was handed over to Koraput District Collector RP Patil by NALCO CMD AK Srivastava recently at Damanjodi for development activities, a NAlCO release said.
Major portion of the amount will be spent towards development of periphery villages adjacent to Mines and Refinery Complex. In a meeting held between the senior officers of NALCO and the district administration, a consensus has been drawn for extending maximum cooperation for carrying out these development works in the district. Patil affirmed that the money will be utilised for completion of 94 ongoing development projects, with some new ones.
(Source: Economic Times, 16 April 2010)