Karnataka: CM launches comprehensive online portal on CSR activities ‘Akanksha’
A portal that provides comprehensive details on all the CSR activities in Karnataka was launched by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Named as Akanksha, the portal will help the corporate sector, government and the donors to utilise CSR funds for Government programmes.
The Chief Minister has said that the portal will usher in transparency in the utilisation of CSR funds. He informed that 175 crore rupees of CSR funds are utilised in the state for the health sector to mitigate the pandemic.
The UN agency UNSPU has collaborated in the creation of the portal with an objective of making CSR fund utilisation easy, simple and transparent. The portal will also help achieve the sustainable development goals set by the UN.
Mr. Yediyurappa has informed that 2.06 lakh Covid infected people were provided free medical treatment and a sum of 956 crore rupees has been spent by the State Government.
He has invited donors to come forward to lend a helping hand to the people suffering from the Covid pandemic through the Akanksha portal. NITI Ayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant participated in the programme through virtual mode.