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CSR News – Nabard seeks help of CSR arms to support farmer produce organisations in Gujarat

With a view to further extend support to farmer produce organisations (FPOs) in Gujarat, the Ahmedabad branch of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) is in talks with CSR arms of major industrial houses including Reliance, Tata and Ambuja. Nabard is already giving financial assistance of up to ₹16 lakh to FPOs that...
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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...

Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture in India

Artificial intelligence in agriculture in India has immense potential. Farmers are unable to predict weather patterns or crop yields accurately, making it difficult for them to make informed financial and operational decisions. Since 2016, three various farming applications have been developed and applied for use in these communities. Here’s how smart farming in India has...

Three ways Farms Can Solve Climate Crisis and Food Security at Once

On one hand, the rising population of the earth demands intensive agriculture practices to ensure food security of it’s inhabitants. On the other hand, it sucks the life out of the planet slowly and gradually by soil degradation and increased carbon emissions. Its dependence on singular crops, heavy ploughing machinery, fossil-fuel-based fertilisers and pesticides...

Kisan Diwas 2019 – CSR for Farmers’ Welfare

If you ate today, thank a farmer. National Farmers’ Day aka Kisan Diwas is being observed nationwide, and it couldn’t be at a more significant time. Earlier this year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the promotion of Zero Budget Natural Farming in the Union Budget 2019 to boost farmer’s income and save them from...

Kisan Diwas 2019 – IITians Develop Tech for Small Scale Farmers

If you ate today, thank a farmer. December 23 is observed as National Farmers' Day aka Kisan Diwas across India. Have you ever wondered, how many farmers would like to have their children follow in their footsteps? This is worrisome because we are losing out on the people who have our back when we...

Common Minimum Programme – Tall Promises of Farmer Welfare, Inclusive Growth

As the coalition formed by the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress takes charge in Maharashtra, The CSR Journal takes a look at its Common Minimum Programme (CMP). Uddhav Thackeray, the coalition's leader, took oath as chief minister yesterday at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. We've learnt that there will be two...

Nagaland and Mizoram Least Favoured States for CSR Projects

Almost all the North East states and particularly Mizoram and Nagaland are least favoured destinations for corporate philanthropic activities in India in the form of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). According to data by provided by the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman on November 18 in reply to a Starred Question in...

महाराष्ट्र – बेमौसम बारिश ने तोड़ी किसानों की कमर, फसल बर्बाद, सब्जियों के दाम आसमान पर

किसानों के बहाने नेता चले सरकार बनाने, ये हम इस लिए कह रहे है क्योंकि चाहे वो शिवसेना प्रमुख उद्धव ठाकरे हो, महाराष्ट्र के मुख्यमंत्री देवेंद्र फड़नवीस हो, या फिर एनसीपी सुप्रीमों शरद पवार, किसानों के बदहाली पर लगातार बैठक कर रहे है, किसानों से मिल रहे है, नेताओं का प्रतिनिधि मंडल राज्यपाल से...

Responsible Business for Sustainable Agriculture

Agriculture produces food, fuel and fibre. It is key to economic development and poverty alleviation at community, country and higher levels. As populations continue to grow and people have become wealthier, the global agriculture system has changed significantly to meet increasing demands. The agriculture sector comprises a diverse collection of actors, with farmers using a range...

Food insecurity is now an impending threat

Climate change will severely affect the ability of humans to feed themselves due to existing resources being exploited at unprecedented and unsustainable rates, as per a new UN report. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, called Climate Change and Land, bluntly states that a global food crisis is impending if serious efforts...

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