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36% Rural Youth Can’t Name India’s Capital, Finds Survey

Fourteen per cent of rural youth in the age group of 14-18 failed to identify the map of India, says the 2017 Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), brought out by Pratham. Significantly, 36% of those surveyed did not know that Delhi is the capital of India. The report underlines, that 79% answered the questions ‘Which...

Children of 450 Labourers Find A ‘Guardian of Hope’

Migrant workers travel to various parts of the country in order to find jobs and sustain their families. Their main aim is to help their families and children to secure a better living and future. Emaar India under their “Guardian of Hope” programme nurtures a joyful childhood for the children of construction labourers with the...

Women Entrepreneurs Supported at Mann Deshi Mahotsav

The Mann Deshi Mahotsav is an annual community festival that is a platform for more than 90 women entrepreneurs to showcase arts and crafts, culture and cuisine from rural Maharashtra. Encouraging and empowering women entrepreneurs from rural areas of Maharashtra, Dow India partnered with the Mann Deshi Foundation to conduct the Mann Deshi Mahotsav. Speaking...

8% Increase In Corporate Spending On CSR

Corporates have spent Rs.70.5 bn, an increase of 8% compared to the previous year on CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiatives. This puts the CSR spend at 98% of the prescribed spend - based on the Act, The S&P BSE 100 companies were required to spend Rs.72.0 bn on CSR, according to a recent report...

Manodhairya Scheme: Maharashtra Government To Use CSR Funds To Compensate Victims

The Maharashtra government has decided to use funds collected as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to provide monetary relief to victims of rape, child sexual assault and acid attack under the Manodhairya scheme. The Women and Child Development (WCD) Department has issued a government resolution notifying the revised scheme, following changes suggested...

196 Companies Face Penal Action For CSR Violations: Government

The corporate affairs ministry has given permission for penal action against 196 companies for violating CSR norms in 2014-15 fiscal, according to union minister P P Chaudhary. Under the Companies Act, 2013, certain class of profitable entities are required to shell out at least two per cent of their three-year annual average net profit towards...
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Overview of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2017

In a grand ceremony, The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2017 brought forward the finest Corporate & Citizen Social Responsibility projects initiated by corporate houses and NGOs/NPOs in India. They were honoured by Chief Guest Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Guest of Honour Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance & Planning and Forests...

More Nudging Needed To Ensure CSR Norms Compliance: Official

When it comes to comply with corporate governance and CSR spending norms, the government feels there is a need for "little more nudging and prodding", according to a senior official. Under the Companies Act, 2013 -- which is implemented by the corporate affairs ministry -- there are strict norms for ensuring good corporate governance practices...

What India Can Teach The World About Sustainability

We are starting to witness the penalty for unsustainable lifestyles and patterns of production and consumption. As the human population is exploding, resources are shrinking. Concerns loom everywhere, from declining pollinators affecting food security, to air and water pollution affecting the quality of life, and land shortage and degradation affecting both agriculture and biodiversity. These are...

Governments Gather To Accelerate Commitments Towards A Disability-Inclusive Society

Senior government officials, policymakers, civil society and academia from over 30 countries across Asia-Pacific gathered in Beijing to accelerate commitments towards improving the rights of the 690 million disabled persons across the region, and beyond. The high-level meeting reviewed progress made in the implementation of the Incheon Strategy for Persons with Disabilities and the Asian...

CSR Spend In Northeast Stood At Rs 176-Cr In FY’16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited Mizoram and Meghalaya to launch various projects. The government has taken a number of measures to fast-track North-East’s development since 2014. From boosting its tourism potential to improving connectivity, it is actively transforming the region. But the figures informed in the Parliament recently speak a different story. Companies spent...

Start-Up Incubators: DIPP For Tweak In CSR Norms

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has urged the Corporate Affairs Ministry (MCA) to tweak the CSR guidelines to have flexible regime for supporting incubators, said Ramesh Abhishek, DIPP Secretary. “We have suggested that CSR guidelines should not have stipulations around the location of the incubators. So long as it is an incubator...
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