TCS announces Rs 100 crore for PM’s ‘Clean India’ initiative

TCS to finance hygienic sanitation facilities for girl students across 10,000 schools in the country.

Written by Anil Sasi | New Delhi | Published: August 18, 2014 5:09 pm
tcs-8 TCS to finance hygienic sanitation facilities for girl students across 10,000 schools in the country. (Source: IE Archive)

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the NDA government’s ‘Clean India’ initiative, software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday announced that it will earmark Rs 100 crore to be spent on school sanitation.

TCS, the country’s largest software services exporter, would finance hygienic sanitation facilities for girl students across 10,000 schools in the country, the company said in a statement. “This significant investment in school sanitation will help children, especially girl students, to participate in school education for a longer period of time and play a larger economic role in their communities,” the company said.

Commenting on the decision, N Chandrasekaran, CEO and MD said, “TCS is proud to support the Prime Minister’s Clean India initiative and would like to pledge a sum of Rs 100 crore towards it.”

“We firmly believe that achieving the mission of providing hygienic sanitation for girl students will have a tangible impact on the level of education achievement and development of India’s next generation,” Chandrasekaran added.

Stressing on the “dignity of women”, Modi had in his Independence Day speech urged parliamentarians and the corporate sector to help build separate toilets for girls in schools across the country by next year. “I want to start one work from today. There should be a toilet in all the schools of our country. A separate toilet for girls…it is only then our girls will not have to quit schools.

“I urge all MPs using MPLADS funds, spend your money in building toilets in schools. I also appeal to the corporate sector of our country. Under the Corporate Social Responsibility, whatever you are spending, give priority to building toilets in schools,” Modi had said.

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  1. M
    Aug 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm
    Well done Sirs ! India needs more Corporates like you.
    1. P
      Pappu Italvi
      Aug 19, 2014 at 4:22 am
      This is the difference between Modi and good for nothing Congress. You should know how to get things done. Rather than depending on over-tested lethargic govt machinery to built toilets, they have given incentive for private firms to built toilets under CSR, which is a win win situation for Community, Govt and the Corporates
      1. Rocky Rocky
        Aug 18, 2014 at 4:17 pm
        What a great beginning in this public private partnership? More industrial houses should jump in for championing other causes.
        1. Satya Ramchander
          Aug 18, 2014 at 12:43 pm
          Very good gesture by TCS.....hope other companies also come forward with similar INFOSYS, WIPRO, HCL, etc;.... this will be a great service to the nation.
          1. B
            Aug 18, 2014 at 1:06 pm
            excellent gesture
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