Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha has provided the corporate social responsibility (CSR) expenditure details of Oil PSUs for the last three years. ONGC continues to lead the tally with a CSR spend of Rs 615 crore in 2018–19, recording a growth of 22% in the spend when compared to the spend of Rs 503 crore in 2017–18.
Oil PSUs have been undertaking CSR interventions around their work centers, earmarking 2% of their profits for CSR projects. CSR activities are undertaken under the heads identified under Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 with special focus on health (nutrition, sanitation, and drinking water), education, skill development, rural development, women empowerment, environment centric initiatives and care for the elderly and differently abled persons.
The CSR expenditure made by following Oil PSUs during the last three years are given below:
The project / activities wise details of the funds allocated and spent on the development and other works in various districts of the country including in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and on water recharge and water harvesting in Gujarat during the last 3 years are available on the respective websites of the Oil PSUs.
CSR activities are undertaken by Oil PSUs themselves or through agencies/Departments of Central/State Governments as per their approved procedures.