New Delhi :- Three high impact high visibility CSR projects aimed at empowering the youth of coal field areas were inaugurated virtually on 31st Jan 2024 by Hon’ble Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi.
The CSR project inaugurated today were skill development of 655 candidates from peripheral areas of coal mines which will be implemented through Tata Strive at Nagpur, Chindwada, Varanasi and Kamrup Centres, another in line was Supporting Digital Education in 11 coal mining districts of Jharkhand state under the command areas of ECL, BCCL and CCL by Smart Classrooms and ICT Lab Installation in Government School through EdCIL and the third project which inaugurated was Setting up Multi Skill Development Institutes (MSDIs) in subsidiaries of CIL starting with Jaria and Bhurkunda, in the first phase.
The event was conducted in the august presence of Secy (Coal), Senior Officers from Ministry of Coal, Top Management of the Implementing Partners viz Tata Strive, EdCIL and NSDC. CMDs and officers of Coal India and subsidiary companies, beneficiaries of projects were also connected virtually.
Hon’ble Union Minister emphasized in his address, the need for proper utilization of the CSR funds through monitoring and impact assessment during and post implementation of project. He also interacted with the beneficiaries and extended his good wishes to the youth and complimented Coal India and its CSR activities that are building the youth of the country and expected that these projects would further strengthen in building coal India as a brand through such large scale CSR interventions.