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'State to Tap CSR Funds for Sakala, Other Schemes'

The state government has drawn up plans to involve the corporate sector in implementation of various welfare programmes under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) obligation of the big corporates.

Published: 23rd May 2014 08:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2014 08:49 AM   |  A+A-

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BANGALORE: The state government has drawn up plans to involve the corporate sector in implementation of various welfare programmes under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) obligation of the big corporates.

The GE (Global Operations) company has joined hands with the government for effective implementation of Sakala, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said on Thursday. Jayachandra, who released the Sakala progress report for the month of April 2014, said GE would provide financial assistance for setting up Sakala kiosks in rural areas as a self-employment initiative for rural youths. “There is a potential to tap about `1,000 crore under

the CSR from Bangalore companies,” Jayachandra added. 

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