India’s biggest cement company, UltraTech Cement Ltd spent INR 74.96 crore on CSR initiatives during the financial year 2018-19. It was over and above the prescribed limit of INR 61.18 crore. The company is part of the Aditya Birla Group and a division of Grasim Industries.
Ultratech Cement’s CSR activities were undertaken in education (INR 36.02 crore), healthcare (INR 7.47 crore), environment & livelihood (INR 4.03 crore), rural development projects (INR 18.39 crore), social empowerment (INR 1.73 crore) and cultural heritage, art & culture protection (INR 4.41 crore).
The CSR activities are carried out through The Aditya Birla Center for Community Initiatives and Rural Development. It is engaged in working towards the betterment of 2500 villages across India, out of which 300 villages have been zeroed in on, in the hope of turning them into model villages.