In a move, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has extended help to the district authorities in building up medical and infrastructural facilities for the pilgrims coming to the holy city and the people of the rural areas.
Speaking to The Pioneer, the district magistrate Deepak Rawat said, “Indian Oil Corporation has given us assistance to the tune of Rs 1.32 crore. Two ambulances and some medical equipment would be acquired. We would ensure that the sum is used for the intended purpose.”
Notably, NITI Aayog has made a list of 108 aspirational districts in the country in terms of development and Haridwar figures in it. More participation from private players for the developmental process has been stressed. Keeping this in view, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth Rs 1 crore had been signed by the district administration and the refinery and supply unit of IOC on November 13 last.
As part of the MoU, works of improving infrastructure in the schools, medical facilities and child welfare are being initiated under corporate social responsibility., sources said.
This aside, steps are being taken to fight malnutrition among the children of the district, sources further said and added that 30 per cent of the amount had been transferred to district development office last year itself.
Under the MoU, Rs 7 lakh is being provided to each of the 13 Anganwadi centres for buying sewing machines for the women.
Besides, 10 toilets are being built in the schools, two ambulances are being provided to the health department.
Foetal heart monitor and coloured ultrasound machines are also being provided to the district hospital.
Earlier, IOC officials had given 15 KVA solar panels, six projectors and six laptops to the city development officer Vineet Tomar for schools, bereft of electricity.
On Thursday, the chief general manager (Finance) IOC A P Sharma has handed over the assistance to the district officers.
Friday, 08 February 2019 | PNS | Haridwar
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