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NMDC gets CII-ITC award

NMDC gets CII-ITC award
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Public-sector mining major NMDC has bagged ‘CII-ITC Sustainability Award-2017 – Commendation for significant Achievement’ under CSR category. NMDC has been chosen for this prestigious award after scrutinising 40 applicant organisations. NMDC in a release said that it’s a matter of pride for NMDC in receiving the award for its CSR programmes.  

Hyderabad: Public-sector mining major NMDC has bagged ‘CII-ITC Sustainability Award-2017 – Commendation for significant Achievement’ under CSR category. NMDC has been chosen for this prestigious award after scrutinising 40 applicant organisations. NMDC in a release said that it’s a matter of pride for NMDC in receiving the award for its CSR programmes.

Congratulating all the employees, N Baijendra Kumar, CMD of NMDC, said: “NMDC has always been in the forefront of several areas be it mining, CSR or economic development of backward regions of its activities. NMDC’s CSR Story is as old as the company itself and has spawned several success stories in its decades long history.”

Usha Singh, GM (BD&CP) and P Shyam, DGM (CSR) on behalf of NMDC, received the award at a function organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi on December 12, 2017.

Some of the recent success stories, which have had a positive impact on the living standards of the people residing in the vicinity of NMDC’s projects include Shiksha Sahayog Yojana, Balika Shiksha Yojana, etc.

Under Shiksha Sahayog Yojana, NMDC provides scholarship to SC/ST students from Bastar division from Chhattisgarh to pursue education after VIII standard.

NMDC adopted the process of direct crediting of scholarships into the bank/ post office accounts of the beneficiary students from 2009-10. The public-sector major under Balika Shiksha Yojana sponsors tribal girls from BPL families to pursue nursing courses and address the issue of acute shortage of medical and paramedical staff in Bastar division.

In association with Chhattisgarh government, NMDC is creating a hub of educational facilities in the security sensitive Dantewada district and provide conducive environment to the local children for pursuing education. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated these initiatives during his recent visit, said the release.

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