Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), an arm of Coal India Limited (CIL), has launched various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects amounting to Rs 2.25 Crore to benefit the villagers of Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh.
NCL is a Singrauli based Miniratna Company under the Ministry of Coal and operates with ten highly mechanised opencast coal mines and accounts for 15 per cent of national coal production. The company contributed over 115 Million Tonnes of coal to the nation during the last financial year.
A new road constructed under NCL-CSR with Rs 1.6 crores in Semuar Panchayat benefiting about ten thousand villagers living in Pali, Semur and nearby places has also been inaugurated.
"To empower local women and make them self-reliant, sewing machines and skill certificates were distributed to women trained in the centres under the ongoing skill development programme of NCL," the official release said.
"To ensure modern education amenities in remote villages, eight sets of Smart TV and computers were distributed to nearby government schools," it added.
Advanced laboratory equipment was also distributed to four government schools, helping more than 500 students to get practical knowledge in Science.
Besides this, four water coolers with RO machines were handed over to the authorities to ensure safe drinking water for more than 1,000 school children of the surrounding areas.
During the programme, floor mats, playschool slides, utensils were also handed over to 43 Anganvadis located in ten panchayats of Singrauli district.
Giving a further fillip to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, 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 pave the way for a hygienic living environment for more than five thousand local people.