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CSR in India

Limitations of The CSR Mandate

In 2013, the government of India mandated the companies that makes a net profit above a specified threshold level, to spend to per cent of it on CSR. The law came into effect in April 2014. The law has brought in a lot of participation from corporate India in national development. However, there are...
plastic waste

Branded Waste – How CSR can help increase sales

Five states in India banned single-use plastic viz. Plastic bags, in the last one year and there was a huge uproar about the same but no one gave a moments notice to the massive amounts of plastic waste generated by corporations in India. GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) conducted a survey in 2018 wherein...
What you can do to stop climate change

CSR: Five Ways in Which You Can Help Stop Climate Change

Build weather proof houses and use less air-conditioning India has come a long way when it comes to our living abodes but technologically we have gone backwards. In ancient India, we used to build houses so that they could be kept cool during summers and warm during winters. They were well insulated as there was...
Sports scenario in India

CSR: How Can Corporates Improve the Sports Scenario In India

According to the World Health Organisation, “Experience and scientific evidence has shown that regular participation in appropriate physical activity and sport provides people of both sexes and all ages and conditions, including persons with disabilities, with a wide range of physical, social and mental health benefits. It improves diet and discourages the use of...
sports in India

CSR: Why India Is Lagging Behind In Sports

India has the second largest population in the world. It is also one of the fastest growing economies. Yet, it lags miles behind in terms of sports. India is one of the worst performing countries in Olympics. It is unsettling to know that India possesses merely 1 per cent of the net tally of...
Go Vegan to prevent climate change

Stop Climate Change By Changing What You Eat

COP24 (Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is underway in Poland but they have reached a stalemate regarding a key scientific report which presents the impacts of temperature rise of 1.5C on the world. The world is doing much worse and is now heading towards a temperature...
income inequality in india

CSR: Controlling Climate Change to Reduce Income Inequality

According to a survey conducted by Oxfam, the income inequality has been getting worse in the world in the recent years. 82 per cent of all the wealth generated in the world between second quarter of 2016 to the corresponding period of 2017, was made by top 1 per cent of the riches people....
crime rate in India

CSR: Accuracy of India’s Crime Data

The crime rate in India has seen a marginal increase in 2018. According to government data, the number for cases of murder, abduction, rape, dowry death and fatal accidents has seen a spike compared to last year. However, the accuracy of this data is highly questionable. According to the...
Royal Bengal Tiger

Increase In The Number Of Tigers In India

The Royal Bengal Tiger was declared as the national animal of India in 1973. The move was a part of ‘Project Tiger’ to check the shrinking population of these big cats. When the project was launched from Corbett’s Dhikala range, the Royal Bengal Tiger was facing extinction with only about 268 wild cats according to...
Water conservation

CSR: Water Conservation Efforts By Indian Corporates

‘India’s ‘worst water crisis in its history’ is only going to get worse’. There are various research reports and analyses to indicate that by 2030, the country’s water demand is projected to be twice the available supply. If not addressed, the water scarcity is also likely to affect the GDP of the country accounting...
languages in india

CSR: India’s freedom of Language

India has lost more than 250 languages in the last 50 years! According to the census more than 19,500 languages and dialects are spoken in India. According to The People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), carried out between 2010 and 2013, there are 780 languages and there could be another 100. The shocking part is...
pepper spray

CSR: Why Women In India Should Carry Pepper Spray

“I was just walking on the beach, minding my own business. I wouldn’t have even noticed him if he hadn’t called out to me to make a lewd comment,” said a woman who was eve teased on a popular beach in Goa. The woman (who prefers to remain anonymous) was on a weekend trip...

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