See Annual Report p.235-6
"Has the company taken any steps to procure goods and services from local & small producers, including communities surrounding their place of work?
Yes, being an Indian CPSE (Central Public Sector 236 Enterprise), the Company’s procurement policy and practices are guided by the Govt. Policies and practices. These are based on transparent procurement mechanisms which promote procurement from technically competent suppliers. However, care is also taken for the interest of local suppliers and contractors within the frame work of CVC‘s guidelines. For example the Company has a special policy to encourage small entrepreneurs in North East Region to provide services pertaining to transport."