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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: Suicide Prevention Helplines in India

Every year 800,000 people die as a result of suicide which is one death every 40 seconds. The boiling controversy over talented Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput's murder/suicide has been simmering for quite some time. Suicide statistics in India India reported about 381 suicides daily for a total of 139,123 suicides in the year of 2019. This...

COVID-19 will Widen the Already Huge Poverty Gap Between Women and Men

The COVID-19 crisis will dramatically increase the poverty rate for women and widen the gap between men and women who live in poverty, according to new data released today by UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 per cent between 2019 and...

CSR at Larsen & Toubro is Constructing a Robust and Sustainable India

L&T is synonymous with large infrastructure projects in India. Be it Highways, Power Plants, Weapons, Nuclear Power Plants, Metros or for that matter World's Tallest Statue - The Statue of Unity in Vadodara, Gujarat, Larsen and Toubro has made India proud for years. L&T is a conglomerate with a major presence in engineering, construction, technology,...
Farmers in India

CSR Initiatives Benefitting Farmers in India

Farming is not an easy vocation. Apart from backbreaking work, it involves a lot of life-threatening risks. Even after those risks, the results are never certain, for the yield of agriculture heavily relies upon the weather and environmental conditions, which can never be predicted. For example, recently excessive rainfall in the Kutch region of...

Teachers Day 2020: Woes of Teachers in Online Teaching

The COVID-19 pandemic and following lockdown brought about a major change in the working of education systems in India. With schools having to shut down to contain the spread of the virus, the education system overnight had to shift to an online model. While India has the largest number of smartphone users in the...

CSR Projects Offering Scholarships to Students in India

India has more than 50 per cent of its population under the age of 25. This young populace of the country has no dearth of talent, energy and enthusiasm to work hard. However, often they are unable to do so because of incomplete education or lack of formal training caused due to lack of...

Ensuring Accessibility of Social Justice for PwD

The preamble of India states that the constitution of India aims to secure to all its citizens equality of status and of opportunity. Right to equality is in fact, a Fundamental Right as per the Constitution of India. This is why India through its various reservation policies strives to provide a level playing field...

CSR to Fund Counselling Programme for First Time Offenders in Haryana

Indian prisons do not have the best of the reputations in the world. The prisons in India do not have adequate provisions for rehabilitation in India. Arguments ensue that in a country where honest citizens are unable to secure their daily meals, making special provisions for those who have committed crimes is impractical. However,...

CSR Needs To Focus on Skilling For Revival of Economy in Post-COVID World – CII Panel

COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant economic crash has unveiled the vulnerability of the economic and development systems of all the countries of the world. This is true especially for India which has multiple problems such as – low digital inclusion, poor quality education, un-employable workforce, inadequate infrastructure among others. These deficiencies have enhanced the...

CSR Programmes Supporting Zoos Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, and absence of availability of its sure treatment or vaccine, has led people to reduce their movements for entertainment, leisure or social purposes. People are avoiding stepping out of homes unnecessarily to avoid catching the virus. In such a tense atmosphere, Zoos are struggling to sustain themselves as they...

CSR Rules Amended to Boost Funding for Development of COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 outbreak has brought the world to a standstill. A number of jobs have lost, industries and businesses have collapsed, schools have closed off and people are losing their loved ones every day. While efforts are being made to revive the economy and bring back the order, it is difficult at the moment as...

Top CSR Projects in Sanitation in India

Importance of sanitation in the world that is struggling to break the rapid spread of COVID-19, cannot be stressed enough. Sanitary and hygiene practices directly affect the health of individuals. This makes it crucial for India – home to a population of over 1.3 billion people, with the not-overly impressive healthcare system. For India,...

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