Bhubaneswar. Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) today received the prestigious National CSR Award for its outstanding contributions in the national priority areas of development, including health, safe drinking water and sanitation in Odisha.The National CSR Awards 2018, instituted by the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs,
were presented to winners at a ceremony graced by President Ramnath Kovind in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Tuesday. Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman presented the award to Mr K R Vasudevan, Director (Finance/Personnel) and Mr B Sairam, GeneralManager (CSR).
MCL, a subsidiary of Coal India having operations in Odisha, has received this coveted
national recognition in the category of “Contribution to National Priority Areas, sub category -- Health, Safe Drinking Water & Sanitation”. Congratulating the team CSR and the Command Areas, Chairman-cum-Managing
Director B N Shukla said, “The National CSR Award certainly a milestone achievement and proud moment for entire Team MCL.” The award, the CMD said, “Will motivate the team MCL to achieve new milestones in
the field of CSR.”
Instituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the Awards have been conceived as an official recognition at the highest level of outstanding contribution made under CSR by the corporate. MCL, in the year 2017-18, had spent Rs 267 crore under CSR against the statutory budgetary allocation of Rs 136 crore, emerging as the third highest spender under CSR among all the Central Public Sector Enterprises.