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HDFC Bank CSR Parivartan Transforming Over 1,000 Villages

Nation building is not possible without transforming India’s villages. The vast majority of rural communities depend heavily on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods. The availability of water and the quality of soil therefore dictate their economic health. But with the right resource management and agricultural techniques, along with skilling and training, vulnerable communities can...

Indian Women Driving the SDGs – Manohari Doss

Manohari Doss, leader of the Tamil Nadu Labour Union (TNLU) has been recognised as one of 17 transformative Asia Pacific women leaders at the UN – ESCAP, Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference, in Bangkok last November. She was invited to speak as a panellist at the launch of the report 'Pathways to Influence: Promoting the...

World Cancer Day 2020: CSR for Cancer Care in India

World Cancer Day 2020 bring us no closer to ending the specter of cancer. According to stats by Cancer India, one Indian woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes. Out of every 2 Indian women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman is killed by the disease. Tobacco (smoked and smokeless) use accounted...

2020: International Year of Plant Health

In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year 2020 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. Plants are the source of the air we...

Industry Leaders React to Union Budget 2020

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave the longest budget speech in the Parliament, clocking over 2 hours and 30 minutes. Budget 2020 comes at a time of the worst economic slowdown the country has witnessed in over a decade. Will it be a harbinger of good times for the corporate sector and the common man?...

Resolution 2020: Green Volunteering in India

Making eco-conscious lifestyle changes — whether it’s eating more vegetables and less meat or avoiding single-use plastic — is an awesome thing to do for the planet. But if you want to take your environmental contribution to the next level in 2020, joining a community for green volunteering in India is the way to...

CSR of NTPC to the Rescue Where CT Scanner and MRI Machine Lay Defunct for 2 Yrs

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India is bringing good news to patients who have to travel far and wide for their diagnoses. The latest development in this regard comes from the Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. People in and around Raigarh had to shell out big bucks and run from pillar to post to get...

7 Reasons to Bring More Women on Corporate Boards

Much of the current discourse on equality and empowerment positions women and girls largely as beneficiaries of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the achievement of Goal 5 (Gender Equality) alone will not create a gender-equal world, says the report Women Leading the World to 2030 by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. Women...

Hasina Khan – Inspirational Leader for Muslim Women in India

In August 2017, the Supreme Court of India struck down the “triple talaq”—the practice whereby a Muslim man can instantaneously divorce his wife just by saying “divorce” three times. Widely regarded as a significant step forward for Muslim women in India, the decision culminated in the outlawing of the triple talaq with the passing...

CSR in Indian Tourism – National Tourism Day 2020

The potential for CSR in Indian tourism is immense since India is full of tourism sites which are either undiscovered, undeveloped or developed but not maintained.  Possibilities for CSR in Indian tourism  CSR activities for companies may include organizing cultural events around tourism sites or creating infrastructure for cultural events. Corporate houses could run campaigns for...

National Voters Day 2020 – How India is Empowering Young and Future Voters

The lowest electoral participation in India is seen among the youth, particularly in teenagers who are 18 to 19 years old. They are busier choosing a career path, and casting their vote is the least of their concerns. With this intent, National Voters’ Day was dedicated in 2017 to motivating these young and future...

National Voters Day 2020 – What to Expect

If people refuse to cast their vote during elections, democracy would become meaningless. This should give you an idea of the importance of National Voters Day 2020, which is being observed on Saturday.  What is National Voters Day?  The foundation day of the Election Commission, January 25, 1950, was declared as National Voters Day. It is...

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