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4.52 kms in mindspace

4.52 kms in mindspace, Winter has well and truly set in Mumbai. Had to wear a muffler to cover the ears as the back road into which i run, gets truly cold. I mean cold by Mumbai standards not by northern hemisphere standards.

MRR is raising funds for Habitat for Humanity, an NGO whose beneficiaries are economically poor, low income, marginalized groups considered non-bankable, disaster affected families that includes historically disadvantaged communities. Till date, we have served over 62,025 families comprising of 297,720 individuals through our interventions in Housing, Sanitation, Access to Water and Disaster Response. Request people to contribute generously to their cause at the following link.

https://www.unitedwaymumbai.org/tmm-fundraiser-15410

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CSR funds for Covid

MCA has issued a notification dated 23/3/2020 that spending of CSR funds for Covid is eligible CSR activity. They have said that funds may be spent for various activities relating to Covid 19 under item nos. (i) and (xii) of schedule VII pertaining to CSR activities. These items pertain to promotion of health care, including preventive health care and sanitation and disaster management. Further they have reiterated that items in Schedule VII are broad based and may be interpreted liberally for this purpose.

This was a much needed move by the government, which will prod companies into spending for Covid disaster management activities.

The MCA circular is available at MCA site.

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