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India, the first country to legally mandate corporate social responsibility.
On April 1, 2014, India became the first country to legally mandate corporate social responsibility. The new rules in Section 135 of India's Companies Act make it mandatory for companies of a certain turnover and profitability to spend two percent of their average net profit for the past three years on CSR.
An insight of Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR Rules
under Companies Act, 2013
The rules, effective April 2014, embrace both private and public firms, and spell out a range of activities for companies to undertake in order to meet their obligations.
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