MphasiS and CII join hands to implement 'Namma Halli'

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Bangalore, Sep 19 (UNI) MphasiS, an EDS Company, today announced its partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Karnataka to implement 'Namma Halli' (Our Village) in the State.

Under this Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, MphasiS will work with Srinivasa Services Trust (SST) on the project in Doora Village of the Mysore District, Karnataka, according to a release here.

MphasiS has made a three year commitment and will provide financial and voluntary support to SST towards the adoption and development of Doora village Panchayat comprising of Doora, Talur, Muradagalli and Dodda Katuru villages.

SST and MphasiS have chalked out a detailed program and the joint goals include deliverables around sustainable economic development, health, agricultural practices, livestock management, education and youth development, waste management and overall human development.

The project will involve an investment of close to Rs 28 lakhs over the three-year period resulting in improved access to a better village environment.

MphasiS CEO Jaya Kumar said that ''we are deeply committed to the community in which we work, and the 'Namma Halli' project reiterates our focus on Public Private Partnership for the developmentof society.'' He said that 'most importantly, the project will give our employees an opportunity to volunteer, collaborate with local people and make a recognisable difference to the village environment.'' CII Chairman S Vishwanathan said that ''our partnership with MphasiS is symbolic of a direct connection between industries and the development work at the grass roots level in Karnataka. This partnership will enable us to join hands in an organised manner with the ongoing effort of the government and the civil society to bridge the developmental gap. Our combined aim is to build a self-sustainable model at the end of the project.'' UNI MSP MV RKM KN2332

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