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Haryana CM gives go-ahead to constitute CSR advisory board

Haryana CM gives go-ahead to constitute CSR advisory board

Gurugram: The state's first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit 2018 in Gurugram was held on Monday in which Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, was the Chief Guest. The Chief Minister conferred CSR awards, besides launching the web portal related to CSR, an official spokesperson said, adding that under CSR, in case any company is interested to work in collaboration with the district administration, they may apply through this website.

The spokesman said Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has already given approval for constituting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Advisory Board for guidance and review of the CSR activities in the state and to encourage collaboration between CSR stakeholders in businesses, government and civil society.

This would help create and improve the public infrastructure for the welfare of citizens.

The Advisory Board would be headed by the Chief Minister whereas the Finance Minister, Industries Minister and Chief Secretary would be the Members of the Board. The other members of the Board would be Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Representative, CII, Haryana Chapter, Representative, PHDCII, Haryana Chapter, President, HCCI, Representative, Laghu Udyog Bharti, Managing Director, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Chairman or Managing Director, Hero Honda Motors Ltd, Executive Director, Panipat Refinery, IOCL Ltd. and Chairman or Managing Director, ISGEC, Yamunanagar.

The CM said: "Haryana CSR Summit-2018, the first of its kind initiative by the state government, received an overwhelming response from the industry as senior business delegates from more than 250 companies participated in the event. Various leading companies have committed a contribution of over Rs 177 crore under the CSR in the State in different fields. He said that the industries and corporate houses have been urged to increase their contribution under the CSR fund for speedy implementation of various projects in the State."

In reply to a question, the Chief Minister said that the state government has taken several steps to keep a check on pollution in the State. The single-use plastic bottles have been prohibited in all government offices and stringent measures have been taken to keep the check on burning crop residue.

Apart from this, an MOU has been signed with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for the setting of a plant in Panipat for preparing ethanol through stubble husk and straw.

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