The focus area of Banks CSR activities are supporting education, supporting health care assistance to poor and underprivileged, environment protection, livelihood creation and assistance during natural calamities like floods/ droughts etc. He also advised that the bank has set up State Bank Foundation to exclusively took after CSR activities. During the past two years SBI provided 1,40,000 electric fans to 14000 needy schools across the country.
Infrastructure support by way of furniture, computers and other education accessories and donation of large number of school buses/ vans to the physically challenged children and children belonging to economically weaker sections of society have been provided by the Bank.
The Bank installed more than 30000 water purifiers in schools. During the same period bank donated 310 ambulances worth Rs.18.38 crores to NGOs operating in rural and semi urban centres of all states to help in delivering quality healthcare, particularly to those belonging to underprivileged and economically weaker section of the society.
Dr.Shrivastava acknowledged the contributions of Bank to Van Vihar with gratitude and made mention of Golf Cart donated by the Bank in the past and also expressed thanks for State Bank’s continuous support under tiger adoption scheme of the Van Vihar.