CSR in Hotel Industry in India

CSR in Hotel Industry in India

Inderjot Kaur (Government College Sector 1 Panchkula, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9902-1.ch002
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Abstract

The objective of this study is to know the role of hotel industry in revenue generation and to know the CSR activities expected from the hotel industry in India. The present study highlights the significance of hotel industry in Indian economy, their demand and supply forces, and various challenges before hotel Industry and Government efforts to remove the problem associated with this industry. The Indian business environment has many its merits and it is therefore the CSR has a large role to play because it has guidelines to help in its progression and the guidelines require playing up India's strengths like innovation. Inter-alia, the CSR should encourage exchange of ideas, systems thinking and problem solving. Further the CSR should support transparency in work culture, innovation, stakeholder engagement besides consumer empowerment, all in order to make businesses do better with new products and services that put human and environmental health at the forefront. We cannot consider these goals as policy because it will result in a stagnation of CSR. These are the mandatory spend encourages. The business sector in India for the development of the society as a whole has to share responsibility with government.
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Literature Review

Dr. AmandeepBatra (2013)in study named Sustainability of Corporate Social Responsibility in India (A Study of Itc’s Initiative ‘E-Choupal’) studied that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which was earlier synonyms to the voluntary donations or charity by the corporate houses has found its comprehensive compulsory place in the circles of Trade and Industry globally. The adherence to CSR has not only knocked the doors of corporate houses of developed countries but of the developing country like India too! Due to the growing awareness among the society regarding the lawful rights of masses, the corporate world-wide are bound to do something concrete and result-oriented regarding CSR obligations. The present research paper work has been done to diagnose the present scenario and prevalence of CSR practices in the Indian corporate in general and in the ITC in particular. This paper highlights the prime features of ITC’s ambitious CSR project ‘e-Choupal’ and finds that really this project is pioneering in the field of CSR in general and for the upliftment of rural farmers in particular. Further, it was observed that these kinds of CSR initiatives may become the role-model in the achievement of CSR objectives world-wide.

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