MAY 2022
Green Challenges
An Insight into CSR Funds for Education: By India’s Top Companies

A four-decade-old school is run by an old couple in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh on personal savings and donations. During the lockdown, they had no option than discontinuing classes. Students did not have any laptops, tablets or smartphones. Teachers visited respective households, but the outcome was no match to the routine. Since then, they have been struggling to set up a computer centre. Government schemes come with their own set of challenges. They have heard of CSR funding but don’t know whom to approach. Which company will support them? How challenging will it be? Will they even consider a non-governmental school? Ritika Mahajan and Monica Sareen tried to explore some of these questions by analysing CSR reports of India’s top ten companies (based on market cap) from the last decade and interviewing experts. The article discusses their CSR budgets for education, significant projects, locations, governance, and associated challenges.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India's CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers."

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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