Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant urged corporates having operations in Goa to give 1 per cent of their proceeds to the Goa government under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) before the government starts verification of their contribution.
He was speaking after handing over 100 two-wheelers to the Goa Police Department by the Hero Moto Corp Ltd under its CSR activity. Dr Sawant said that the motorcycles and scooters will soon have Goa Police badge and fitted with GPS for tracking the movement of the police all time. While speaking on the CSR activity, Dr Sawant said, “During pandemic, we had to request many establishments to contribute to the government and people under CSR fund. There are many pharmaceutical and other companies in Goa making crores in proceeds. But they are not spending even 1 per cent of their proceeds in the State under CSR”.
“Government is ready to give freedom/choice to the companies to lend CSR for the sector of their choice like healthcare, education and others. The companies are requested to go through the CSR Authority of the Goa government before the authority starts verification of companies,” he added. He further stated that the CSR Authority will give companies a certification for their contribution.