New Delhi: Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) inaugurated various CSR Schemes and Projects related to village infrastructure, education, skill development, women empowerment, employment generation, sanitation, clean drinking water amounting about Rs 2.25 crore to benefit the local villagers during the 'Azadi Amrit Mahotsav.'
The inauguration was done by MP Sidhi-Singrauli Riti Pathak, on the occasion she lauded the efforts of NCL towards social infrastructure development, skill development, livelihood generation and overall community development in the Singrauli district.
She also inaugurated the road constructed under NCL-CSR at the cost of Rs 1.6 crores in Semuar Panchayat benefiting about 10 thousand people living in Pali, Semur and nearby villages.
In an initiative of NCL-CSR towards making local women and girls self-reliant, Pathak distributed certificates and sewing machines to 27 women or girls, trained in the ongoing sewing training centre under the skill development program of NCL.
In another initiative towards modern education in remote villages, eight sets of smart TVs with computers were distributed to the government schools. Four water coolers with RO machines were handed over to ensure safe drinking water for more than 1,000 school going children of the surrounding village area.
During the program floor mats, playschool slides, utensils (plates, glasses and spoons) were also handed over for the children of 43 Anganvadis located in 10 Panchayats of Singrauli district. Advanced laboratory equipment were also distributed to four government schools, helping more than 500 students to get practical knowledge of science.
Promoting the Swachh Bharat Mission, a garbage collection vehicle was also flagged off and handed over to the representative of the Naudhiya Panchayat. This vehicle will ensure door to door collection of waste to provide a hygienic living environment to more than five thousand local people.
In continuation to the program, Honorable MP also inaugurated the boundary wall of a school built under NCL-CSR located in village Bhowdar of Singrauli District. This will give a safer campus to 200 school children for playing and other activities.
Besides MP, MLA Chitrangi, Senior Officials of NCL and district administration were present in the program. They also visited the Khadi and Handloom Center, set up by NCL, where around 30 women are getting training in handloom for self-employment opportunities.
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