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NLC India distributes 2,000 sewing machines in Thittakudi under CSR programme

TN Minister for Labour welfare and Skill Development CV Ganesan and NLC India C&MD Prasanna Kumar Motupalli distributes sewing machines

CHENNAI, MARCH 05, 2024: As part of NLC India’s outreach to weaker sections, 2000 sewing machines were distributed to women belonging to economically weaker sections under NLC India’s CSR scheme, at Kazhudur village near Thittakudi.

In a function held on Monday evening, Minister for Labour Welfare & Skill Development C.V. Ganesan presented the motorized sewing machines to widowed women in the presence of NLCIL’s CMD Prasanna Kumar Motupalli, NLCIL’s Director/HR Samir Swarup and M. Venkatesan, Head of Sri Venkateswara Group of Institutions, Thittakudi.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Ganesan, said that he would strive to ensure such development schemes reach the people of economically weaker section. He promised the people that more of this kind of welfare schemes would be undertaken for the people of Thittakudi constituency.

Prasanna Kumar Motupalli, CMD, NLCIL, while addressing the gathering, expressed his gratitude to Govt. of TN and District Administration for all its supports, help and guidance in efficient and effective functioning of NLCIL in this region for more than six decades.

CMD NLCIL recalled a similar function in Tittakudi, to mark the commencement of the construction of three RCC Overhead Tanks of total capacity 2.6 Lakh litters at a cost of Rs.1.05 Crore for meeting Drinking Water requirement of around 14,000 people of Tittakudi Municipality and other two villages. He proudly noted the currently undergoing major Desilting work of water bodies and construction of Check dam in Tittakkudi at a cost of Rs. 18.40 Crore by NLCIL’s CSR scheme.

CMD, NLCIL expressed his happiness in joining hands with the District administration for the present distribution of Electric Sewing Machines to 2000 beneficiaries in Tittakidi at accost of Rs.1.20 crore under NLCIL-CSR Initiative for ‘Women Empowerment’. He also elaborated about the contribution of NLCIL in the peripheral area development of Cuddalore district since its inception in 1956, focusing Socio – economic growth to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth through Company’s CSR scheme.

He listed the NLCIL’s comprehensive strategy to maximize the coverage of it’s social development by giving priority in Healthcare, Sanitation, Education, Skill development, Rural infrastructure development, etc., spending around Rs. 300 Crore in the last 10 years, benefitting the people of Cuddalore district. He noted that 70% of NLCIL’s CSR spending is towards the welfare of Cuddalore District only.

Under the Skill development training and employability aspects, CMD, NLCIL happily noted the extent of the company’s contribution on the following:

  1. Apprenticeship in different categories of Graduates, Technician, on different Trades and training for 10th Std pass candidates.
  2. ‘Skill Development Training’ is provided to 600 youth by engaging ‘National Skill Development Corporation Certified Training Providers.
  3. An ITI in Neyveli which offers four trades, viz., Electrician, Fitter, Welder, Mechanic-Refrigeration & Air Conditioner with intake capacity of 168 students.
  4. Diploma in Mining Engg. at Annamalai University with annual intake of 60 seats, out of which, 50% seats are allotted to the wards of PAPs and half of the tuition fee is borne by NLCIL.
  5. NLCIL Hospital conducts CRRI (Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship) programme with an intake of 20 medical students of which 50% seats are earmarked for applicants from surrounding villages and for PAP and their dependents.
  6. In order to promote PAP to get appointment under Group C & D category in NLCIL, 20 Bonus marks out of 100 marks in the selection to the PAPs.
  7. NLCIL’s recent scheme to sponsor 50 candidates (25 Engg.Degree + 25 Engg. Diploma) from Cuddalore District (40 PAPs + 10 Others) for NTPI (National Power Training Institute) one year Training for Thermal plant Operation.
  8. Skill development training for 180 PAPs for three years in different job training and 6 months programme for 10th pass + ITI (2 years) and Diploma/Graduate Engineering programme and 4 months Short Term programme Course.
  9. Three year training programs exclusively for PAPs in the areas of Operation of Specialized Mining Equipments and in Mining Support Services for 500 persons to equip them to get jobs in Mining sector.

CMD concluded that NLCIL continues to stand committed to its Corporate Social Responsibility and take very caring approach in extending welfare measures to enrich lives of the people around its project in Cuddalore District.












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