Haryana to hold corporate social responsibility summit

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Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Haryana will organise its first-ever corporate social responsibility (CSR) summit in Gurugram on November 12 and it will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, it was announced here on Thursday.

During the summit, 16 state CSR Awards would be conferred.

A government spokesperson told IANS that the nominations procedure for the CSR Awards would start on October 20 and continue till October 31.

A total of 600 guests from the corporate world would be invited to take part in the summit.

He said the state government has decided to organise the state-level CSR Summit for utilisation of CSR funds in an appropriate way for the development of the state and implementation of government policies.

During the summit, a memorandum of understanding would be signed between the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and the state to establish a CSR project management unit to facilitate corporates in making their CSR policies, connecting corporates to the development needs, monitoring and evaluation of CSR projects and project-based capacity building.

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The spokesperson said Gurugram being the hub of multinational companies, a CSR window system has been created here to provide single point of contact for these multinational companies.

After setting up this CSR window, work on projects worth Rs 200 crore has been done.

–IANS

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