KSRM Organizes Webinar on CSR and Development
As a part of the webinar series on “CSR and Development”, KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized a talk by Mr. Amar Prasad, Director (CSR) & Head, PTC Foundation Trust (A Trust established by PTC India Ltd.) on 3rd September 2021 for the students of MBA (Rural Management).
Mr. Prasad described the Trust’s work in various thematic areas and different geographical locations. He also shared about the impact of these initiatives at the individual as well as community level. He explained how their project on green energy with Akshaya Patra Foundation is helping not only in saving expenses on energy, but also contributing to adding more beneficiaries with the savings. Mr. Prasad highlighted some of the changes made in the recent CSR rules, the rationale for the same and how these amendments will help in better planning and implementation of CSR activities. He also discussed some of the major strategies adopted in the implementation of the CSR programmes.
Over the past 40 years, Mr. Prasad worked in senior positions in Government, PSUs and NGOs. He was an Indian Forest Service Officer and had worked in the Ministries of Rural Development and Agriculture. He was also deputed as the CEO of Gramin Vikas Trust. Mr. Prasad has vast experience of working at the grass-root level with the rural community on issues related to agriculture and rural development.