Corporate Social Responsibilities
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF WBSETCL
During the year 2018-19, an amount of Rs. 90000000 (Rupees Nine crore only) has been sanctioned in favour of District Magistrate, South 24 Parganas for the purpose of implementation of community development schemes/ likelihood generation programme based on local needs including Entrepreneurship Development drive, Sluice Development, Development of solid waste Management Plan & Empowerment of woman/SHG members in the areas under Polerhat-II Gram Panchayat, Bhangar-II Block of South 24 Parganas District under CSR activities of WBSETCL for the FY 2018-19. Out of the sanctioned fund of Rs.9 crore, Rs.6 crores have been released till date – the payment is being made phase wise subject to the receipt of utilization certificate from the concerned District Magistrate.
WBSETCL has set up another example of discharging corporate social responsibility in the district of Paschim Medinipur while drawing Midnapur- Kharagpur 220 KV D/C line. As per request of Gram Pradhan, WBSETCL has donated a substantial amount for electrification work by developing infrastructure for new service connection to Mini Deep Tube Well at Village- Kharagaria, Mouza- Shyamalpur, GP: 2 no. Sankoa, Block: Kharagpur -11 for the benefit of local farmers in that area.
WBSETCL has set up yet another shining example of discharging corporate social responsibility. While taking up construction of Kharagpur 400/220/132 EHV substation, 74.65 acres of land at Deoanmaro and Moulisole mouzas under Block-Kharagpur- 1, Paschim Mednipur was purchased by WBSETCL. The said land incidentally contained a pond whose water was extensively used by local villagers to meet their daily needs. Obviously once the substation is constructed there would not be any water available from this or nearby sources for daily use of the villagers.
Under the circumstances, WBSETCL considered it to be its responsibility to provide a new pond at nearby location so that the existing facility of the local people is continued.
Finally after round of discussion with the local people and also with the district administration, WBSETCL donated a substantial amount for digging of the new pond outside the project area. The district administration will ensure completion of this new pond from the fund release by WBSETCL.
WBSETCL has sponsored the construction of "Black top road from Gajbandh to Jeerat Hat" near Jeerat 400KV Substation. The work will be executed by "The Secretary", North 24 Parganas Zila Parisad, Rishi Bankim Sarani, Barasat, Kolkata-700124.