Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Coal
23 MAR 2023 4:33PM by PIB Delhi
Welfare & Development Measures under CSR, Around Coal Mines

Coal companies in addition to contributing to the District Mineral Fund (DMF), carry out various programmes and activities through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds which benefit the people living around coal mines. These programmes/activities are majorly undertaken in themes such as Healthcare, Education, Skill Development & Livelihood, Rural Development, Promotion of Sports, environment etc. The major projects/activities undertaken and their intended impact on the socio-economic status of the people are noted below:



CSR Project/Activity



Skill Development & Livelihood:

  • Training of youth from peripheral areas
  • Construction of Skill Development centers
  • Adoption of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)
  • Livelihood development programmes in areas such as agro-forestry, poultry, handicrafts etc.
  • Skill development opportunities to enhance employability and self-employment for local youths
  • Opportunities of formal sector employment after training
  • Income generation for local people


Rural Development:

  • Installation of solar lights/high mast LED lights
  • Construction of roads
  • Water supply through tankers and piped systems, hand-pumps etc.
  • Water treatment plants Electrification works Construction of community centers
  • Adoption of villages for holistic development



  • Improved basic amenities for the residents


  • Improved connectivity of villages



  • Upgrading school infrastructure & furniture
  • Installation of smart classes Provision of Mid-day meals
  • Construction of hostels, libraries



  • Better education and nutrition for students with improved learning outcomes


Healthcare, Nutrition & Sanitation:

  • Construction of hospitals & medical colleges Development of Anganwadi Centres
  • Construction of household and public toilets
  • Mobile medical van services Providing equipment, ambulances etc. to hospitals
  • Promotion of menstrual hygiene methods


  • Better healthcare, sanitation, nutrition and immunization services


Promotion of Sports:

  • Training of youth in sports Construction of sports facilities such as stadiums, sports complexes etc.
  • Promotion of rural sports, talent identification and nurturing


Environment Conservation:

  • Deepening/Renovation of ponds
  • Tree plantation
  • Construction of check dams
  • Improved ecological balance


Disaster Management during COVID-19 pandemic:


  • Financial support to district administrations and state disaster management authorities
  • Arrangement of food for needy persons
  • Providing treatment infrastructure and equipment
  • Distribution of masks, hand sanitizers, gloves etc.
  • Installation of medical oxygen plants in hospitals.



  • Better management in dealing with the pandemic.



  • Promotion of folk and tribal art forms
  • Providing aids, appliances and development of accessibility- enabling infrastructure for differently-abled persons
  • Development of tourism infrastructure
  • Preservation of art and culture
  • Better quality of life for differently-abled persons
  • Income for local people from increased tourist inflow.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.