REC extends support to Swachh Bharat Kosh Fund
REC is an Enterprise of the Government of India under the Ministry of Power, mandated to provide financing for the power sector development across the value chain in the field of generation, transmission, distribution and above all, renewable energy development. REC is the coordinating agency for implementing flagship programs of the government in power sector that include Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana scheme, the UDAY programme and several other initiatives of the government to ensure Power for All.
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) on the 9th of March 2017 extended support to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan by contributing an additional amount of Rs. 25 Crore to the ‘Swachh Bharat Kosh Fund’ set up under the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, GoI as a part of its CSR initiative. REC has earlier in August ’16 also contributed Rs. 25 Crore towards this noble cause, thus making a total contribution of Rs. 50 Crore to the Kosh. Apart from this, the Corporation has also constructed 194 toilets during the current fiscal. REC is committed to supporting the Government of India’s mission for Swachh Bharat. As a responsible Corporate Citizen, the cause of nation building has always been high on REC’s priorities. As a step in this direction, REC had, during the FY 2014-15 and 2015-16, constructed a total of 12,292 toilets. These toilets are spread across 33 districts in 6 states.
Dr. P V Ramesh, CMD, REC, handed over the cheque for this amount to Shri Ashok Lavasa, Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Government of India, on the 9th March 2017 in New Delhi in the presence of Shri Iyer, Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and other senior officials of concerned Ministries and REC.