Tata lends helping hand to State cause

Mumbai :  Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata met  Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday and expressed his company’s desire to be a part of the initiatives taken up by the State Government in the education, employment and public health sectors.

Tata said his group of companies would be keen to participate in these segments alongside the Maharashtra government as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Tata met Chavan after holding a discussion with State Chief Secretary J S Saharia. A decision on setting up the Joint Core Group, consisting of principal secretaries of the state and officers of Tata Group, for group’s active participation was taken while drafting the plan for development of the state.

Saharia has appealed to corporate houses to extend co-operation to the State Government in education, industries, energy, tourism and higher education sectors.

Referring to a meeting held in February at Mantralaya, Saharia said that Ratan Tata had expressed his desire to be a part of State Government’s initiatives in these sectors. “Tata gave a positive response to the formation of a Joint Core Group. Accordingly, the core group has been formed.

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