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Budget 2015: 100% I-T deduction for contributions made to Swachh Bharat Fund
Budget 2015: 100% I-T deduction for contributions made to Swachh Bharat Fund

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Presenting the national budget for the next fiscal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced 100 percent income tax deduction for contributions made to Swachh Bharat Fund, other than CSR.

Sports Ministry revises Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar plan
Sports Ministry revises Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar plan

 Sports Ministry has revised the scheme of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, which was introduced to encourage involvement of corporates and sports promotion boards in the development of sports in the country.

CSR of companies be spent in a transparent way: Jharkhand CM

 Total funds under corporate social responsibility (CSR) should be spent transparently by companies based in Jharkhand so that benefits reflect in the society, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said on Saturday.

Education tops CSR spends, community development next

With corporate social responsibility (CSR) becoming a legal mandate, a study has found that a large majority (81 per cent) of domestic companies identify education as the top core area for their sustainability activities.

Compelling need for providing livelihood security to lower rungs of socio-economic ladder: Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee has said there is a compelling need to provide livelihood security to those in the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder.

Create more jobs in non-farm sector to address poverty: Prez

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said more jobs need to be created in non-farm sector as employment creation is the most potent tool for bringing down poverty.

Law provides well drafted structure for CSR: Nirmala

The structure for social welfare spending under the new companies law is "absolutely well drafted" allowing corporates to spend money towards CSR activities without any ambiguity, government said on Wednesday.

New guidelines for PSUs on CSR this week: Govt

Government will release a new set of guidelines for public sector undertakings this week on corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

First private wildlife corridor to come up in MP

 With an aim to develop country's first private wildlife corridor between Kanha and Pench Tiger Reserve, telecom major Vodafone and Grow-Trees.Com will plant 3,00,000 saplings under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

Riya Group Enterprises partners with radio stations for CSR

Riya Group Enterprises has partnered with two of Mumbai’s leading radio stations with a vision revolving around CSR initiatives.

Promotion of certain sports activities is CSR: Indian Govt

The government today said social welfare expenditure by companies towards promotion of sports like the rural and national sports would be considered as a CSR activity.

GOOD JOB

One doesn’t have to be a civil servant or be in defense to serve the country. All you need is to be highly mission driven to work in the development sector, says Patricia Mascarenhas while examining the careers in CSR

CSR is charity, not a marketing gimmick

Experts express opinions on achieving sustained growth through corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the 6th National conference held at Chetana`s RK Institute of Management and Research. Prachi Rege reports.

`Spending 2% on CSR won`t help if cos keep damaging environment`

Planning Commission member Arun Maira today said that making it mandatory for corporates to spend 2 per cent of their profits on CSR will not benefit the society if they continue to adopt corrupt practices that are damaging to the environment.

DLF ends innings as IPL sponsor; to promote other sports

The country`s largest realty firm DLF has decided to end its five-year long association with cricket tournament Indian Premier League as the title sponsor and did not renew its contract that was due by last month.

China exports 120 trains to Sri Lanka

The trains were shipped from the port city of Qingdao in east China`s Shandong province, the China Daily reported.

`China develops more powerful locomotive`

A Chinese company has rolled out the first electric locomotive with a hauling capacity of 3,000 passengers, more powerful than ones currently in operation.