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Coal India bags CSR award for rural development

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New Delhi: India’s largest coal-producing company Coal India Limited (CIL) has been awarded the 6th CSR Impact awards 2018-19. The company was recognised for integrated rural development done in Purulia district of West Bengal and as conferred with the 'CSR Winner Award for Rural Development and Infrastructure.' The award was presented to CIL’s General Manager (CSR) Ajoy Kumar Choudhary at an event held in New Delhi. Coal India also extended CSR support of Rs 50.32 crore to Odisha for the restoration of transmission line which was damaged during Cyclone Fani, in another event recently.

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Coal India CSR success story

The rural development project of Coal India provided interventions in clean energy, sanitation, agriculture, livelihood and computer-based knowledge creation to 40 villages in Purulia District, West Bengal. The company has contributed some amount of money for the installation of LED Lighting, organised different development works, constructed road in rural areas of Ghazipur, installed tube wells for supply of drinking water and construction of sanitary latrines, provided financial support for execution of drinking water, sanitation and poverty alleviation projects in Bopur-Shantiniketan block, established fish smoking kilns for fisherwomen belonging to SC/ST/EWS states.

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