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Baby with cleft lip

CSR: Living With Cleft Lip or Palate

Cleft lip and Cleft palate are birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth does not form properly during pregnancy. In India, about 35000 children are born with clefts every year. Children with untreated clefts have difficulty in breathing, eating, and speaking. In India, less than 50% of children born with clefts get...
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In conversation with Mrs Pankaja Munde and Mr. Jagannath Kumar at Reliance Nutrition Garden MOU Signing Event

Government of Maharashtra and Reliance Foundation has collaborated to minimise malnutrition in children through adoption of Reliance Nutrition Gardens. The partnership is aimed at improving nutrition status of more than two lakh children in Anganwadis. The tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was earlier signed in 2015, between the Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health Nutrition Mission...
Stray Dogs in India

Sterilsation Of The Stray Dogs

Stray dog population in India is as big a problem as the human population. There are about 30 million stray dogs in the country. The dogs are often infected with rabies or some other disease. More than 20000 people die in India of rabies every year. Global alliance for rabies control had reported that...
Street food India

CSR: Teaching Hygiene To Street Food Vendors

Street food vending is integral part of every culture in the world. In India, street food represents a whole different cuisine, energy and vigor. It is almost as good as a festival or a religion. The Annual turnover of the street food industry in Mumbai has been noted as INR 1590 crores according to...

CSR: The Miserable Lives Of Truck Drivers

Transportation sector is the backbone of the growth and development in Indian Economy. Road transportation contributes to almost 90 per cent of country’s passenger traffic and 65 per cent of freight. Despite this, the sector runs completely unorganized. The truck drivers are majorly responsible for the freight transport in the country. However, their lifestyle...
Board exam stress

Take Breaks to Deal With Exam Stress

Exam stress is a significant problem in India. With rising competition the exam time is almost like a nightmare for many students. The students unable to cope with the stress of scoring well and meeting the expectations of teachers and parents have even turned to violent measures like suicide. According to the latest data...
World Sparrow Day

Sparrows Are Not So Common Anymore

Sparrows, known as the most common bird has been integral to everyone’s childhood memories. We have seen them around our houses, schools and playgrounds, chirping away, picking grains and creating much needed distractions during boring lectures at school. They have been friends as well as nuisance. According to estimates, sparrows have had a symbiotic relationship with...
Groundwater

CSR: Rainwater Harvesting To Recharge Groundwater

India is the largest user of groundwater in the world. According to the World Bank Statistics, India uses an estimated 230 cubic kilometers of ground water per year. This number is over a quarter of the global total. More than 60% of agriculture and 85% of drinking water supplies are dependent on groundwater in...
Love Marriage

Fighting Casteism For Love And Progress

India is known to be the fastest growing economy in the world. However, there are certain conflicts in the country that act like hurdles to progress. Casteism is one of the biggest among them. India has seen many riots and conflicts triggered by casteism. Many people have died, many have become handicapped and many have...
Mumbai Vehicles Density

CSR: Carpool, Public Transport For Healthy Commute

Mumbai’s vehicle population is booming explosively over the last decade. According to the motor vehicles statistics, it had taken about 2 decades for the vehicle population in the city to reach its first million from the years 1980 to 2000. However, later it only took about a decade from 2001 to 2011 to reach...
Financial Inclusion in India

CSR: Financial Inclusion For The Underprivileged

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Despite this, a majority of the country’s population is still unbanked. Financial Inclusion was used in India for the first time in 2005 by the then Governor of RBI, Y Venugopal Reddy, in order to address the need to provide financial services to...
Hawkers in Mumbai on Footpaths

CSR: Take Action Against Illegal Encroachment

A middle aged woman plays with her life everyday on the Marol Maroshi Road when she walks to the Vijay-nagar bridge to buy the favorite vegetables and fruits for her young granddaughters. A bike rider going to office everyday from the Ghatkopar Link Road is looking for alternate options for commute fearing his safety...
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