The Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd (REC) is an enterprise under the Ministry of Power. It is mandated to provide financing for power sector development across the value chain in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution and above all, renewable energy development. The REC is a coordinating agency for implementing flagship programs of Government of India in the power sector that include the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, the UDAY programme and several other initiatives of the government to ensure Power for All.
On March 9, 2017, the REC extended support to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan by contributing an additional amount of Rs 25 crore to the ‘Swachh Bharat Kosh Fund’ set up under the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
Earlier, in August 2016 also, the REC contributed Rs. 25 crore towards this noble cause, thus making a total contribution of Rs. 50 crore to the Kosh. Apart from this, the Corporation has also constructed 194 toilets during the current fiscal. The REC is committed to supporting the Government of India’s mission for Swachh Bharat.
The REC, during the FY 2014-15 and 2015-16, constructed a total of 12,292 toilets. These toilets are spread across 33 districts in six states.
Dr PV Ramesh, Chairman and Managing Director, REC, handed over a cheque to Ashok Lavasa, Secretary, Department of Expenditure, on March 9, 2017 in New Delhi in the presence of the Secretary of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and other senior officials of concerned ministries of the Government of India and the REC, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.