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Girl Empowerment Mission (GEM)


Why is it in the news?

  • Girl Empowerment Mission (GEM) is a flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by NTPC Limited, India’s largest integrated power company.

More about the news

  • Launched as a pilot project in 2018, GEM targets children from underprivileged backgrounds, aligning with the Government of India’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao initiative to address gender inequality.
  • The program aims to nurture girls’ imaginations and provide opportunities for their development.
  • GEM offers a 1-month workshop during summer holidays, focusing on various aspects such as health, hygiene, safety, fitness, sports, and yoga.
About CSR

路聽 聽 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a self-regulating business model aimed at ensuring a company’s accountability to itself, stakeholders, and the public.

路聽 聽 CSR initiatives can improve society and enhance a company’s brand image.

路聽 聽 CSR encompasses four main categories: environmental impacts, ethical responsibilities, philanthropic endeavours, and financial responsibilities.

路聽 聽 聽In India, the Companies Act of 2013, enforced by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, mandates CSR activities for companies, imposing a statutory obligation to contribute towards social welfare.

 

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