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SECI contributes Rs 1.17 crore in fight against Coronavirus

SECI has provided financial assistance of Rs 1.17 crore to Prime Minister's CARES Fund through CSR fund to fight Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
New Delhi: The country is currently fighting to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Many countries across the world including India are facing an unprecedented disaster due to COVID-19. As a result, a national disaster has been declared under the Disaster Management Act-2005 and various provisions of the same have been invoked. Being a young and lean organisation, Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has always strived to be a responsible corporate citizen. As part of its efforts to contribute towards the fight against the COVID-19, SECI has contributed a sum of Rs 1.17 crores which is around 46 percent of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) budget for 2019-20 towards the PM CARES Fund. In addition to this, SECI’s employees are contributing one day’s salary to the PM CARES Fund for the same cause.

Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI)

Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), a PSU under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. It is the only Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) dedicated to the solar energy sector. The company's mandate has been broadened to cover the entire renewable energy domain and the company will be renamed to Renewable Energy Corporation of India (RECI). The company is responsible for the implementation of a number of government schemes, major ones being the VGF schemes for large-scale grid-connected projects under NSM, solar park scheme and grid-connected solar rooftop scheme, along with a host of other specialised schemes such as defence scheme, canal-top scheme, and Indo-Pak border scheme.