TV To­day Net­work Sup­ports Swachh Bharat Ini­tia­tives

TV To­day Net­work, In­dia To­day Group, de­ploys its CSR funds to sup­port poor house­holds and pro­vide them with es­sen­tial house­hold san­i­ta­tion fa­cil­i­ties

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The “Care To­day A/c TV To­day Net­work Ltd” fund was set up us­ing CSR do­na­tions re­ceived from TV To­day Net­work Ltd, an In­dia To­day Group com­pany. The funds re­ceived were Rs 93.25 lakh for FY 2014-15 and Rs 1.65 crore for FY 2015-16, to­talling Rs 2.6 crore. Th­ese funds were ear­marked for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of ini­tia­tives re­lated to Prime Min­is­ter Modi’s Swachh Bharat Ab­hiyan across In­dia.

With FY 2014-15 CSR funds, 463 house­hold toi­lets were con­structed in Ma­ha­rash­tra and Odisha. Th­ese projects were im­ple­mented by three NGO part­ners—Nagesh­wara Char­i­ta­ble Trust, Nag­pur; Jee­van Rekha Parishad, Bhubaneswar and U-Re­spect Foun­da­tion, Mum­bai. A fea­si­bil­ity study was also con­ducted for in-stream treat­ment of the Shah­dara canal, NCR, in part­ner­ship with SSR Ecotech Pvt Ltd, Delhi. For this, the to­tal grant com­mit­ted was Rs 88.81 lakh.

With FY 2015-16 CSR funds, 280 house­hold toi­lets were con­structed in Ut­tarak­hand, Ma­ha­rash­tra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. In ad­di­tion, 326 house­hold toi­lets are cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion in those states. Th­ese projects were im­ple­mented by five NGO part­ners— the So­ci­ety for Hi­malayan Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment, Ut­tarak­hand; Mit­suko Trust, Goa; Vi­sishta Gramo­daya Swayam Sad­hana Parishad, Andhra Pradesh; U-Re­spect Foun­da­tion, Ma­ha­rash­tra and Jee­van Rekha Parishad, Odisha. In ad­di­tion, re­pair and re­fur­bish­ment work on 14 toi­let blocks in the Gov­ern­ment Post-Grad­u­ate Col­lege, Sec­tor 39, Noida, is un­der­way, in part­ner­ship with An­chal Char­i­ta­ble Trust, Delhi. For th­ese projects, the to­tal grant com­mit­ted is Rs 1.57 crore.

BEN­E­FI­CIA­RIES— (L TO R) AARTI DEVI, USHARA VIL­LAGE, UT­TARAK­HAND; JASODA JANI, UDUDA VIL­LAGE, ODISHA; LEENA, CARAMBOLIM VIL­LAGE, GOA; M. POLAVARAPU LAXMI, POLIREDDIPALEM VIL­LAGE, ANDHRA PRADESH—IN FRONT OF THEIR RE­SPEC­TIVE UNITS

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