Published on: June 28, 2023

Sagar Samajik Sahayog

Sagar Samajik Sahayog

Why in news? ‘Sagar Samajik Sahayyog’, the new guidelines of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways


  • For the purpose of planning and implementing CSR projects, a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee shall be constituted in each major port.
  • The Committee shall be headed by the Dy. Chairperson of the Major Port and shall have 2 other Members.
  • Each major port shall prepare a Corporate Social Responsibility Plan for every financial year, and integrate its CSR in Business Plan with the social and environmental concerns related to the business of the entity.
  • CSR Budget will be mandatorily created through a Board Resolution as a percentage of net profit.
Net profit of Rs.100 crores or less 3% – 5%
Profit between Rs.100 crores to Rs.500 2% and 3%
Above Rs.500 crores per year 0.5% and 2%

  • 20% of CSR expenses must be earmarked to Sainik Kalyan Board at district level, National Maritime Heritage Complex and National Youth Development Fund.
  • 78% of funds should be released for the social & environmental welfare of the community in areas like drinking water, education, vocational training, skill development, electricity through non-conventional & renewable sources, health & family welfare, promotion of livelihood for economically weaker section of society, community centres, hostels etc.
  • A sum of 2% total CSR expense has been earmarked for monitoring of the projects under the CSR programmes by the Ports.