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HCL Tech commits Rs 160 crore investment under CSR activity

By PTI On 27 February 2018
HCL Tech commits Rs 160 crore investment under CSR activity

IT major HCL Technologies declared their investment about Rs 160 crore as part of its corporate social responsibility activity in the field of education, health and power.

The company will also be recruiting about 5,000 people in the years to come, Sanjay Gupta, Senior Vice President and Programme Director New Vistas, HCL Technologies, said, adding in the next 12 months, the IT major will be creating 2,000 jobs.

Company will spend an amount of Rs 160 crore as part of their CSR activity; In addition they are also helping the villagers with cleanliness.

The company has adopted 700 villages in Uttar Pradesh where it is providing medical facility, power, agricultural tools and technology to the villagers, he said.

"HCL began in UP from Noida from a small garage with four people with our chairman Shiv Nadar. At a company which started in 1976 with 4 people... 1.2 lakh people work now and it is a 7.5 billion dollar company....it all started in UP," Gupta said.

He further said that working and expanding business in UP is not a challenge today.

"This was 3 years back it was a myth. When we decided to set up an IT campus in Lucknow, questions were raised. In 2016, we started operations to develop talent in Lucknow and trained and skilling freshers. We have given about 2,000 technical and non-technical jobs. In next 12 months, we will recruit another 2,000 local talent," he said.

Expansion of companies and businesses to tier 2 and 3 cities is very important to retain the talent and stop migration.

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