REC contributes Rs 25 crore towards “Swachh Bharat Kosh”

New Delhi: Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC Ltd.), a ‘Navratna’ Public Sector Enterprise, Government of India, has sanctioned CSR assistance of Rs. 25 crore for contribution in ‘Swachh Bharat Kosh’, set up by Government of India, for improving the cleanliness level in rural and urban areas including the schools to make country open defecation free under the aegis of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’. This is the largest contribution by any PSU till date in Swachh Bharat Kosh.

Rajeev Sharma, CMD, REC, handed over a cheque for an amount of Rs. 25 crore for contribution towards ‘Swachh Bharat Kosh’ to Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary& Secretary (Expenditure), Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi, on 4th August, 2016, in the presence of Director (Finance), Director (Technical), ED (CSR), ED (DDUGJY) & GM (F&A/CSR), Rural Electrification Corporation Limited and other senior officials of Ministry of Finance, Government of India.