Hyderabad: Corporate companies should do their bit for society by coming up with bigger initiatives under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and not restrict themselves to smaller programmes, Mayor B Rammohan said here on Friday.
Participating in a programme where Malabar Gold and Diamonds announced extending support of Rs 50,000 each for 250 houses for poor, Rammohan appreciated the company for also taking an active role by supporting in setting up more e-toilets in the city.
“Hyderabad is now ranked among the best cities in the world and recent ranks awarded to the city stand a testimony,” he said. More companies should plan different CSR programmes and make Hyderabad a clean city, the Mayor said.
Nasir Ali Khan, managing director of MAC Projects, said the Malabar group earmarks Rs 20 crore every year for taking up different programmes as part of its CSR.
In Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, over 9,000 girls pursuing intermediate studies have been awarded scholarships worth nearly Rs 2 crore during the last three years. “In Hyderabad, we will be extending our support in establishing five e-toilets in different areas and other programmes as well,” said Khan.