Power giant NTPC CSR expenditure crosses Rs 1,000 crore mark

The company had also exceeded the budgeted fund towards corporate social responsibilities during 2016-17 and 2015-16.

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New Delhi: State-run power giant NTPC has spent a whopping Rs 1,011.15 crore in the last three financial years through March 2018.

The Maharatna company NTPC had allocated Rs 798.25 crore of finacial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18.

As per the data available on the website of the company, NTPC’s CSR spend was Rs 241.54 crore during the fiscal ending March 2018 as against the allocation of Rs 220.75 crore for the full year.

The company had also exceeded the budgeted fund towards corporate social responsibilities during 2016-17 and 2015-16.

It had spent Rs 277.81 crore in 2016-17 against the allcoation of Rs 227.85 crore. Similarly, it spent Rs 491.8 crore during 2015-16 while the earmarked fund was only Rs 349.65 crore.

India’s largest power generator claims that “like the colours of a rainbow”, it’s involvement in community development projects/ CSR covers a diverse range of issues such as basic infrastructure development, education, community health & sanitation, capacity building and gender empowerment.

“NTPC CSR OBJECTIVE: To lead the sector in environment protection including effective ash utilisation, peripheral development and energy conservation practices”

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