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CSR in India
CSRBOX.org is India's largest CSR data and CSR partnerships platform. The platform provides information about CSR in India, CSR projects in India, CSR fund distribution in India along with details of CSR implementation partners, CSR services providers and CSR related products suppliers. Users can filter and find data on top CSR projects, top companies with CSR fund and CSR foundations in India. All highlighted projects are on the basis of companies CSR reporting year 2016-2017.

The Big Picture of CSR in India

Prescribed CSR Spend to Cross INR 50,000 Cr. Mark

As stipulated in the Section 135 of the Companies Act, companies having a net worth of INR 500 crore (Cr.) or more, a turnover of INR 1000 Cr. or more, or a net profit of INR 5 Cr. or more in a given financial year are required to spend 2 percent of their average net profit (of previous three years) on CSR programmes. Indian companies responded well to the mandatory CSR with almost INR 8800 Cr. CSR spend in the 1st reporting year of the CSR compliance.

If we look at the overall CSR ecosystem in India, the total CSR fund investment by companies in India would cross INR 50,000 Cr. by 31st March 2019, since the applicability of the mandatory CSR. A large chunk of this is towards education and skills development projects, followed by healthcare and sanitation initiatives, both of which are top priorities for the central government as well

  1. CSR compliance in-line with the prescribed CSR/year is going to increase and would reach in the range of 97-99% by FY 2019-20.
  2. Education is the most preferred intervention area for companies, specially companies with medium CSR budget, and this is expected to remain the most preferred theme for years to come.
  3. CSR compliance level is set to increase, and in-depth (detailed) disclosures in the annual reports will be a common practice.
  4. The average ticket-size of the CSR projects has shown downwards movement from 2014-15 to 2016-17, but gradually, this will reverse.

CSR Thematic Focus by Companies

Geographic priority and non-priority States for Companies

Top 10 States as CSR Fund Receivers (FY-14-15-FY18-19)

         Bottom 5 States as CSR Fund Receivers

       Top 20 Companies' (By Estimated Prescribed CSR fund) (2018-19)

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