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02 Oct 2018

Assam: ONGC to invest Rs. 1.68cr for school drinking water

Assam: ONGC investing Rs. 1.68cr for school drinking-water

Oil major ONGC today said it is carrying out a drinking water project in 52 schools across Assam in this financial year, entailing an investment of Rs. 1.68cr.

During 2017-18, ONGC's School Drinking Water Project had benefited over 10,000 children in 32 schools in Sivasagar and Charaideo districts of Assam that entailed an investment of Rs. 1.07cr, the PSU behemoth said in a statement.

In context

Assam: ONGC investing Rs. 1.68cr for school drinking-water

Details

Project is a CSR initiative by ONGC Assam Asset

"Providing clean and safe drinking water in schools in and around ONGC's operational area is a CSR initiative by ONGC Assam Asset in association with ONGC's All India OBC & MOBC Employees Welfare Association," the statement said.

The project was inaugurated at Rohdoi and Hahchara High School in Sivasagar by ONGC Executive Director (Assam Asset) SD Maske earlier this week.

Plans

Maske announced financial support for sports items, girls toilet

On receiving positive feedback from students, Maske announced support of Rs. 25,000 for sports items and assured to extend financial support for construction of girls' toilet at Rohdoi High School under CSR initiative.

He announced a similar Rs. 25,000 contribution to Hahchara High School for sports items and chemistry laboratory equipment. Financial support for various items for the school library will also be extended.

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Project expected to benefit over 15,000 school children

"Maske requested the management of both the schools to submit proposals through the District Administration at the earliest," ONGC, the multinational oil and gas company, said. The statement also said that the project is expected to benefit more than 15,000 school children in Assam.

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