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BJP’s Promises for Environmental Reforms in India

As India marks World Environment Day, the recent election results have stirred a sense of anticipation, coupled with skepticism, regarding the promised environmental reforms. While the electorate's concern for sustainability is evident, there remains a palpable gap between political pledges and tangible action on the ground. The ruling party's manifesto paints a promising picture of...

Goa Protests: A Goa Statehood Day Special

Goa, renowned for its picturesque beaches and vibrant culture, is currently witnessing significant public unrest. The protests stem from widespread opposition to the construction of NH 17-B, an infrastructural project aimed at facilitating coal transportation between Goa and Karnataka. This project, seen as detrimental to both the environment and the indigenous population, has ignited...
Agrifood

Urgent Action Needed to Slash Agrifood Emissions: World Bank Report

The global food system is a major culprit behind rising greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. A new report from the World Bank, titled "Recipe for a Livable Planet," sounds the alarm on the need for transformative action in how the world produces and consumes food. The report states that annual investments of $260 billion...
Darjeeling CSR

Top CSR Projects in Darjeeling

The very name “Darjeeling” conjures images of a picture-perfect hill station, quietly nestled at the foot of the Himalayas. Darjeeling is a tourist hotspot in the State of West Bengal. It is also known as the 'Queen of the Hills'. The city provides a splendid view of Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain on the planet....
Soil Erosion

Study Reveals Alarming Soil Erosion Trends Across India

Soil erosion poses a significant threat to agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability in India. A recent study employing the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) has shed light on the concerning state of soil erosion across the country, revealing widespread challenges and implications. This essay explores the key findings of the study, the status...

Top CSR Projects in Meghalaya

Blessed with natural beauty and organic resources, Meghalaya has the largest variety of orchids among all the states. It is famous for rare medicinal plants, spices and fruit varieties. It has a predominantly agrarian economy with a significant commercial forestry industry. The state is also geographically rich in minerals and has the potential for...

Arunachal Pradesh farmers demand rollback of NHPC’s CSR funds

With a poster that reads ‘No Dam in Ane Siang, No Negotiation,’ and the motto of ‘No Election, with NHPC Money,’ more than 1,500 local residents, mostly farmers gathered in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday for a public rally. The SIFF is an umbrella organisation representing various Adi farming communities. Following a coordination meeting held on...
HDFC Bihar

Top CSR interventions in Bihar

CSR in Bihar needs a lift from India Inc. The third-largest state in India, Bihar boasts rich cultural ties and houses ancient places of worship for Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. However, unemployment is rampant in Bihar. Its fertile plains stand on the lower rungs of corporate social responsibility. In FY2021-22, the state received CSR...
Indian Wetlands

Indian Wetlands Get Globally Listed Under Ramsar Convention

In the day and age where children can name more celebrities and series over fruits and trees, it is not just a necessity but an imperative for us to educate ourselves about the environment and its functionality. So today we pick wetlands, not just because today, 2nd February is observed as World Wetlands Day...

Interim Budget 2024 Key Highlights

Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Interim Budget on 1st February, 2024. The Interim Budget talks about expenses and revenues of the Government for a short span in an election year until the formation of a new government through election. The Interim Budget for FY 2024-25 was presented on Thursday ahead of the...
Tripura

Top CSR Projects in Tripura

Tripura is among the fastest-developing states in North East India despite being the third-smallest in size. Home to a diverse population including various ancient tribes, it has vast reservoirs of oil and natural gas. Tripura’s forest resources include bamboo, medicinal herbs and wood, which are being utilised for setting up of forest-based industries. Although...
Agriculture and Rural Development Top 3 2023

The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2023: Recognising the top three CSR Projects in Agriculture and Rural Development

The 6th edition of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards is all set to be held on the 9th of December 2023 at the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai. The CSR Journal Excellence Awards aims to honour innovative and best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility, recognising the best practices in six categories. These are Education...

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