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Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Sunday announced several CSR projects of state-owned CIL for the development of aspirational district Darrang in Assam.

Joshi visited Darrang during his second day of visit to the North-Eastern State of Assam on Sunday.

Joshi announced CSR projects worth Rs 2 crore in Darrang, to be implemented by Coal India Ltd, the coal ministry said in a statement.

Commerce and Industry Minister of Assam Chandra Mohan Patowary was also present on the occasion. These CSR projects of Coal India Ltd will help in providing better education and healthcare to the people of Darrang, Joshi said.


Under the CSR projects announced by Joshi, CIL will help construct additional classrooms in 19 government schools of Darrang and take up five projects for improvement of healthcare infrastructure at different government health centres in this aspirational district.

Coal India has either taken up or completed seven CSR projects worth around Rs 23 crore for inclusive development of Assam in the last five financial years starting from 2016-17.

Out of these seven projects, four projects financial assistance for setting up of solid waste management plant in Kamakhya, promotional and preventive healthcare through increased awareness in rural population, promotion of preventive healthcare through NILA and Provision of water Ambulance in Majuli have been completed.