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Role of CSR important in achieving $5 trillion economy, says Union Minister of Agriculture at The CSR Journal Excellence Awards

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  • The role and scope of the agricultural sector in achieving India’s $5 trillion economy target are important, considering the labour force participation witnessed by the sector, said Shri. Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj
  • Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal emphasised on the role of India Inc. and the development sector, especially partnership efforts within CSR to achieve India’s status as a superpower and $5 trillion economy
  • CSR partnerships are helping developing nations achieve the milestones in transforming into developed economies, Shri. G. Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Home Affairs said

Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, 22 July 2019 (The CSR Journal): The role of agriculture in the scope of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India is an important area needing further impetus if India is to achieve its $5 trillion economic goal, said Shri. Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, addressing the audience at The CSR Journal Excellence Awards – Third Edition on July 22 at the iconic Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

The Union Cabinet Minister was addressing a crowd-gathering of over 250 senior bureaucrats, public representatives, social activists, and members of India Inc., during the third edition of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards. The theme of this year’s awards was ‘India First’ with a focus on ‘Women Empowerment’. As a nation, Tomar said, India Inc. needs to explore areas such as agriculture, considering the high labour force participation of the sector. He insisted on exploring partnership opportunities in agriculture, and its importance in achieving the $5 trillion economy mark.

Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal addressed the potential which CSR in India has, following its mandate in the Companies Act, 2013, to harness its superpower status amongst the major economies in the world. The Hon’ble Union Minister of Food Processing brought notice to other sectors, apart from traditional sectors of CSR investment in India, to achieve the $5 trillion economic mark by bridging regional disparities and focusing on empowering women.

The role of CSR is important, especially in the developing countries around the world, said Shri. G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs. India mandated CSR in 2014, and since then the area has seen enormous growth potential for human development. Shri. Reddy felicitated winners of the Excellence Awards – Edition 3, across six categories including Education and Skill Training, Women Empowerment and Child Welfare, Agriculture and Rural Development, Sports, Health and Sanitation and Environment. The top six winners were Tata Power, ReNew Power, Hindustan Zinc, Aditya Birla Capital Ltd., YES Bank Ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra from the respective categories.

The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2018 – List of Winners

Category Company Project Name Position
Education and Skill Training Tata Power Tata Power Skill Development Institute 1
Education and Skill Training Spark Minda Foundation Business Integrated Prison Project 2
Education and Skill Training Tech Mahindra Foundation In-Service Teacher Education Institute 3
Women Empowerment & Child Welfare Renew Power ‘Go for Goats’: Investing in sustainable livelihood mechanisms for underprivileged women in Jath, Maharashtra 1
Women Empowerment & Child Welfare Hindustan Zinc Project Sakhi 2
Women Empowerment & Child Welfare Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. (Dow India) Mann Deshi – B School 3
Agriculture & Rural Development Hindustan Zinc SAMADHAN 1
Agriculture & Rural Development Ambuja Cement Foundation BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE (BCI) 2
Agriculture & Rural Development Yes Foundation YES! I am the CHANGE Grant & Accelerator 3
Sports Aditya Birla Capital Limited Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme 1
Sports Societe Generale Join The Journey – Get Into Rugby 2
Sports ACC Trust ACC DRONA- Promoting Sports, Art and Culture 3
Health and Sanitation Yes Bank Limited Livelihood and Water Security 1
Health and Sanitation Muthoot Finance Muthoot Snehasraya 2
Health and Sanitation Va Tech Wabag Limited The Health and Hygiene project at Viralipatti village, Pudukkottai District, Tamilnadu 3
Environment Mahindra And Mahindra Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP), Bhopal 1
Environment Godrej Properties Limited Integrated Watershed Management Program- Beed, Maharashtra (GODREJ) 2
Environment Sterlite Technologies Limited Project Jaldoot (Water-shed development) 3

 

TISS AESDII (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India) was the knowledge partners for the shortlisting process. The winners were chosen basis personal assessment of the jurors, following a live Q&A round with the representatives of the project/ programme in the respective categories.

List of Jurors at The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2018

Education and Skill Training

  1. Shri Kartik Kilachand, Founder, IIT-IIT
  2. Shri Ajay Chaudhary, I.P.S., Resident Director, Mizoram
  3. Smt Roopa Moudgil, Inspector General of Police, Railways

Women Empowerment and Child Welfare

  1. Shri Rohan Sarma, Senior Fellow and Head, TISS AESDII (Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India) Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  2. Smt. Anurima Sharma, IRS, Sr Technical Officer, CBEC, Dept of Revenue, M/o Finance, Govt of India

Agriculture and Rural Development

  1. Shri Anil Srivastava, Principal Advisor,NITI Aayog
  2. Shri Bhaskar Mittra, Associate Director, TATA Cornell

Sports

  1. Shri Sanjay Prakash, Dy. Inspector General, C.I.S.F.
  2. Smt Roopa Moudgil, Inspector General of Police, Railways
  3. Smt Sonali Dubey, I.P.S., A.I.G., Indore

Health and Sanitation

  1. Smt Durga Sakthi Nagpal, Dy. Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
  2. Shri Amand Shah, I.R.S., Member, National Anti-profiteering Authority, Govt. of India
  3. Smt Vanshree Singh, Director (Bloodbank), Indian Redcross Society

Environment

  1. Prodyut Bhattacharya, Dean & Professor, School of Environment Management, GGS Indraprastha University
  2. Amand Shah, I.R.S., Member, National Anti-profiteering Authority, Govt. of India
  3. Shirish Garud, Sr. Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute

On the prestigious occasion, Dr. Sujay Vikhe-Patil, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Shri. Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayalu, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, were felicitated for their contribution as leaders of New India in the nation-building process. Also present for The CSR Journal Excellence Awards was Smt. Annapurna Devi, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha.

The CSR Journal Excellence Awards honoured illustrious women across various fields, including Smt. Sindhutai Sapkal, social activist and Founder President, The Mother Global Foundation, Smt. Anurima Sharma, I.R.S. Officer, Prof. Shalini Bharat, Director and VC, TISS, Roopa Moudgil, Inspector General of Police, Railways, Vaishali Nigam Sinha, CSR Head, ReNew Power and Sarika Minda, Chairperson & Director, Spark Minda Foundation etc., were felicitated by Shri. G. Krishna Reddy, Shri. Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayalu and Smt. Annapurna Devi.

List of Women Leaders Felicitated at The CSR Journal Excellence Awards

  1. Smt. Anurima Sharma, IRS, Sr Technical Officer, CBEC, Dept of Revenue, M/o Finance, Govt of India
  2. Smt. Durga Shakti Nagpal, Dy Secretary, M/o Commerce and Industry, Govt of India
  3. Smt. Illa Sarin, Principal, the VIDYA School Gurgaon
  4. Smt. Rekha Mishra, Sub Inspector, RPF, Mumbai
  5. Smt. Roopa Moudgil, IPS, IGP, Railways
  6. Smt. Shalini Bharat Dr and VC of Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  7. Smt. Sarika Minda, Chairperson, Spark Minda Foundation
  8. Smt. Sindhutai Sapkal, Social Activist and Founder President, The Mother Global Foundation
  9. Smt. Smita Murmu, Mentor, Shubhra Priyamvada Foundation
  10. Smt. Sonali Dubey, IPS, AIG Indore
  11. Smt. Uma Tuli Indian Social Worker Educationist and Founder of Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust
  12. Smt. Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability, CSR and Communication Officer, Renew Power Ltd
  13. Smt. Vanshree Singh Director Bloodbank, National Headquarters, Indian Redcross Society

Mr Amit Upadhyay, Editor-in-Chief, The CSR Journal, said at The CSR Journal Excellence Award, “Women are born empowered. They don’t need the support of men as much as we need theirs.”

Meanwhile, The CSR Journal’s Social Welfare and Growth (SWAG) awards felicitated various projects and programmes in the field of education and health, including N.L. Dalmia Insitute of Management Studies and Research, NSHM Knowledge Campus, and FUEL (Friends Union for Energising Lives), a non-profit organisation.

The CSR Journal print magazine launched its exciting fourth edition which features insightful columns and articles on the theme of “Health and Sanitation”, at the prestigious awards show.

About The CSR Journal

The CSR Journal (www.thecsrjournal.in), founded in 2014, is a digital and print news publication registered under Research Rating and Communication Pvt. Ltd., headquartered out of Mumbai, India. The online platform has a presence in broadcast journalism through News World India. Its print edition is a bilingual (English and Hindi) quarterly magazine, launched in 2018.

About The CSR Journal Excellence Awards

The CSR Journal Excellence Awards is an annually held multi-category awards instituted by The CSR Journal, starting in 2017, for recognition initiatives taken-up by India Inc. under their Corporate Social Responsibility mandate. The awards honour projects and Corporate Social Responsibility foundations for their impact, scalability and sustainability.

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