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Government Asks Companies To Allocate 7% Of CSR Funds To Swachhta Hi Seva

The government has asked companies to devote a portion of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to a cleanliness campaign launched on Friday by President Ram Nath Kovind. The Swachhta Hi Seva campaign will comprise a range of activities including a nationwide drive to mobilize people to participate in shramdaan (voluntary work) on improving sanitation,...

Government Pushes For Electrified Vehicles By 2030

India also is gearing up to electrify all its vehicles by the year 2030, to reduce its carbon emissions. Auto giants of India like Ashok Leyland, Hyundai, Tesla and engine maker Cummins are planning ahead to make the most out of this task.

Spends With Benefits: Section 135 Becomes…Taxing

India is the first country in the world to mandate participation of companies in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) via legislation of Section135

Where Is The Government Lacking In Road Safety

Mumbai ranked fifth from fifty cities in India with population a more than a million, that witnessed the most number of road accidents. This is according to the data released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Empower Literacy Socially In A Digital World

To ensure the inclusion of rural areas and help them understand digital payments meetings at all levels such as branch offices, gram sabhas and gram panchayats so as to ensure they walk in sync with the rest of the nation in financial growth and literacy.

Stunting Reduced In Chattisgarh By Government Efforts

Maharashtra being the centre of the CSR expenditure by companies, there are numerous states like Chattisgarh where no projects are being implemented.

Joyously Elevating The Have-Nots On A Better Footing

A visit to a government school – Holy Bells School in Hyderabad truly impacted Archana Suresh’s life. A building with abysmal infrastructure, bare access to basic amenities like drinking water or toilets, incessant power cuts during school hours because the bills were not paid regularly, children carrying used books in polythene bags with pages...

An Ocean Full Of Non-Recyclable Plastic

The high tides in the ocean on Tuesday, brought with it all the sewage and waste to the shore. The waste mainly constituted by thermocol, plastic bags and polythene wrappers; it reached the roads and the train tracks.

CSR Can Help Boost Rural Medical Infrastructure

The Gorakhpur BRD Medical College calamity has brought to attention the poor condition of medical infrastructure in our country. The divide between rural and urban India has decreased greatly, in terms of road connectivity, network coverage, and development projects. Medical intervention has been limited to what the government has laid out for the rural...

Holistic Educational Approach Taps Inherent Potential In Children

Uma and Muthuram have transformed the lives of at least 50 odd students below the poverty line, with higher education. In addition to the same, there are 250 begging families who have been rehabilitated by the trust. The couple met in school when they were in class 1 and had no idea that they would...

Mother Honours Son’s Legacy by Feeding Families Free of Cost

After the death of their only child, Nimesh Tanna – a 22 year old photographer, the family chose to honour his legacy in a unique way. The Tanna couple registered the Shri Nimesh Tanna Charitable Trust (SNTCT) with the goal of providing free tiffin service to the needy. The couple has gone from feeding 27 people in a small kitchen to serving 150,000 tiffin’s till date and 100 families per day absolutely free of cost.

Senior Citizens- Their Smile Comes From Your Time

Out of the 104 million elderly persons in India; 53 million are females and 51 million males. A report released by the United Nations Population Fund and Help Age India suggests that the number of elderly persons is expected to grow to 173 million by 2026.
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