Inaugurating the CSR Fair 2017, Anant G. Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises said that the Swachtha Abhiyaan is running successfully just because of the active participation of CPSEs.
Union Minister Anant Geete exhorted upon the CPSEs to focus on core areas of social sector especially the Swachtha Abhiyaan, education and drinking water on priority basis.
The mega event is organised by the Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises; PHD Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with ONGC, to provide a platform to all stakeholders, including central ministries/departments, CPSEs/state PSUs, private companies, NGOs/Foundations etc. for showcasing their CSR activities, sharing their best practices and also an opportunity to connect with other stakeholders.
In his welcome address Dr Madhukar Gupta, Additional Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises highlighted the importance of this event and appreciated the overwhelming response of the participants.
The minister said it is just because of the lack of sanitation facilities in our rural areas school that is aggravating the school dropout cases of girls. Geete said lack of basic infrastructure facilities in rural areas is hindering the quest of students for secondary and higher education as there is no dearth of either funds or resources in our country and hence the CSR activities should be oriented in this direction amicably.
On this occasion Minister of State in the Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo lauded the role of CPSEs in fostering the CSR measures satisfactorily.
The objective of fair is to provide a leading platform to corporate leaders, organizations, implementing agencies and business experts to identify practical solutions for the problems concerning the participatory implementation of CSR projects at the ground level. Besides, this is to brainstorm a way forward to integrate CSR into core business values of the corporate houses, and to give an opportunity to network and build mutually enriching strategic relationships with various stakeholders and key partners.