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CSR Watch: IFFCO donates Rs 2.51 crore for Ram Temple construction at Ayodhya

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New Delhi: Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) world’s no. 1 cooperative organisation has contributed Rs 2.51 crore for the construction of the Ram temple at Ram Janambhoomi at Ayodya. This contribution has been made by the IFFCO family in good faith. IFFCO’s Chairman Balvinder Singh Nakai in presence of Vice-Chairman Dileep Singhani, Managing Director Dr US Awasthi, Jt. MD Rakesh Kapur and Marketing Director Yogendra Kumar handed over a cheque of Rs 2.51 crore to VHP’s International Working President Alok Kumar and others. This amount is donated in the favour of Shri Ram Janambhumi Teerth Trust, the body in charge of Ram Temple construction. In addition to this, Dr Awasthi also donated personally Rs 1.51 lakh for the Ram Temple construction.

"As we are already aware honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi did the Bhoomi pujan for the construction of Ram Janambhoomi Temple on August 5, 2020. Last year in order to fight against the Corona pandemic IFFCO made a contribution of Rs 25 crores to PM CARES Fund" IFFCO said in an official statement. In addition to this IFFCO also organised nation-wide #IFFCOfightsCorona and #BreaktheCoronaChain campaigns. To enable the needy to survive the chilling winters IFFCO launched the blanket distribution campaign.

In order to educate the farmers and improve their standard of living IFFCO organises many educational programs and activities all across India. Some of the programs include balanced fertigation, village adoption, farmers’ visits to agriculture universities and research institutions, Farmers’ meets, crop seminars, Static/Mobile Soil testing labs etc. IFFCO also undertakes activities to boost the socio-economic development of farmers like the supply of fodder in drought-prone areas, veterinary check-up and distribution of medicines, Health camps, clean drinking water facilitation, watershed development and financial assistance to farmers’ children for access to schooling. IFFCO has also made significant strides in conserving and promoting art and culture of rural communities.

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IFFCO also has a focused plan to provide employment to the youth especially in the rural regions of the nation. IFFCO is helping the youth of open franchises and Krishi Kendras which will lead to the creation of 2,000 direct and 5,000 indirect jobs.

Recently, IFFCO has ranked first among 300 large cooperatives of the world in a list provided by World Cooperative Monitor. This is a moment of glory for the nation. IFFCO has been given this ranking as per the share of GDP contribution of the participating cooperative societies. This proves the immense contribution of IFFCO in the nation’s economy. As of now, IFFCO has planted over one crore neem saplings all over the country. IFFCO buys the neem produce (Nimboli) at the highest rate of Rs 15 per kilogram.

IFFCO’s organic pesticides and bio decomposers have been specially developed in order to cater to organic farming needs. IFFCO whole-heartedly takes part in any activity organized around various sectors in accordance with government campaigns and programs related to farmers and rural region.

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