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Zero Hunger Goal: Human Dignity Central to 2030 Agenda

In 2015, global leaders pledged themselves to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It promises to work collectively and leave no one behind. But promises do not feed hungry people. Action is needed with an evidence base to end the bane of hunger in the 21st century. A new report on hunger found that one in...

Réal ‘Dil Se Dua’ Spreads Health & Nutrition this Diwali

India’s packaged fruit juice brand Réal, joined hands with Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Society to launch a social initiative – Réal Greetings Dil Se Dua – that seeks to help meet the nutritional needs of marginal kids and children from the underprivileged sections of the society. Launched during the festive season, this initiative is part...

MyRight: Independence From Unhealthy Living

Healthcare and well-being is an essential pre-requisite for the development of any community. It generates good returns on investments both for human and for economic development of a country. Good health is directly linked to improving support to key areas such as education, skill development and sustainable livelihoods, which eventually leads to holistic social...

Corporate Houses To Be Roped In For ‘Total Sanitation’

The District Rural Development Agency is roping in partners – corporate sector and public sector units – for its efforts to ensure total sanitation in Vellore district. Collector S.A. Raman along with DRDA’s project director M. Manohar Singh had convened a meeting with representatives of a number of industries and banks. Representatives from BHEL, TVS, MRF,...

India Witnessed 1.4 Million Deaths Due To Air Pollution: World Bank

In 2013, air pollution claimed the life of one person out of every 10 who died globally, a report released by World Bank stated. Air pollution caused around 5.5 million premature deaths worldwide, with 60% of the deaths being reported in India and China. The study titled ‘The Cost of Air Pollution – Strengthening the...

On International Yoga Day, One Lakh MCGM School Students To Be Trained For Yoga

Isha Foundation in association with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will offer Upa Yoga programme for children across the city’s 390 MCGM schools. The initiative will touch about one lakh children who are below 14 years of age. About 800 teachers of MCGM schools are trained for Upa Yoga. These teachers will teach...

Recycling Soap And Promoting Sanitation

According to World Health Organization (WHO) approximately over two million children die each year of preventable diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea. India ranks first when it comes to death of children under the age of five years caused by diarrhoea. This can be easily prevented by regular hand washing with soap and maintaining regular...

Yes Bank Commits Rs 250cr Towards Its CSR And Sustainability Activities up to 2020

According to figures published by CRY- Child Rights and You, close to 1.4 million child labourers in India in the age group of 7-14 years cannot write their names. The analysis of Census data by CRY reveals that one in three child labourers in the said age group are illiterate. This is the grim...

Need To Go Way Beyond Just Building Toilets: Sanitation Report

Most companies spending their corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds for sanitation focused on building infrastructure and not on operation and maintenance in the past three years. According to a research report published by Samhita Social Ventures, about 75% companies were supporting programmes related to creating infrastructure such as construction of toilets and water facilities...

KFC Launches Program ‘add HOPE™’ To Fight Hunger In India

KFC India announced the launch of add HOPE, a program that aims to fight hunger in the country with the launch, KFC hopes to create awareness and raise funds to provide meals to India's underprivileged children through World Food Program (WFP), Akshaya Patra Foundation and India FoodBanking Network (IFBN). Together with these organizations, KFC...

Gujarat Govt To Provide Pack Of 6 Sanitary Pads At Rupee 1

The Gujarat government has announced that they will provide a packet of six sanitary napkins at the token rate of Rupee 1 to all girls in the age group of 10-19 under the ‘Taruni Suvidha Programme’. Around 40 lakh girls from Gujarat are likely to get benefit under the scheme. Declaring this, an official press release said that...

Corporate Houses Don’t Invest Enough In Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative

Only 10 private companies and two industry bodies contributed towards building toilets in schools under the famed Swacch Bharat Mission till March 1, 2016 from the private sector. The number of toilets these companies built don’t constitute for even one per cent of the total toilets built. Public Sector companies played a rather noticeable role...
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